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Taipei is considered by many the hidden jewel and heart of Asia, that houses one of the tallest buildings in the world (the Taipei 101). When you get into the city you would be embraced by the wonders of contrasts ranging from bustling neon-lights of the average modern city and jovial restaurants serving tasty meals to the rich cultural heritage of the Asian society.

 

Taipei City is the capital city of Taiwan that seats northern tip of the island, the city is an enclave of the municipality of New Taipei City, just 25 km from Keelung. The city was formerly known as Taipeh-fu and covers most of the Taipei Basin (the lakebed is buffeted by two narrow valleys following from Keelung river and Xindian river, both rivers flow to form the Tamsui River).

 

Where to go in Taipei

There are numerous cities around the world that now embrace the use of the municipal wireless network but one of the pioneering cities happens to be Taipei City, tourists are able to navigate through the city easily as free Wi-Fi is made available in every train station and tourist attraction centres like the Yang Ming Shan national park. You need not worry about staying connected while on vacation.

 

Shop at the Night Market Anytime: The Gongguan Night Market is the largest market across the southern region of Taipei and opens at 6pm, to close at 12am every day. Then there is the Raohe Street Night Market that opens at 5pm.

 

Museums: There's the National Museum and several other museums that exhibit unique crafts such as the Miniatures Museum of Taipei (here you get to see numerous replicas of famous buildings and an exhibition of classical story scenes) and the Beitou Museum, to mention a few.

 

The Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall: The Chiang Kai-shek memorial hall is Taiwan's most iconic national monument that stands tall as a complex painted in white and blue. The hall serves the purpose of its name as its construction and structural make-up are memorial in nature. For starters, there are eighty-nine steps that lead up to the main entrance, the number represents the age of the deceased former President's Chiang Kai-shek's, then there is the eight-sided roof, this is said to symbolize the abundance of good fortune.

 

Taking a mere walk around the city is enough adventure with the soaring number of breathtaking views and magnificent parks and natural gardens, like the Yangmingshan National Park (the park is nicely decorated by volcanic openings and flower gardens). There are numerous themed restaurants for children and adults like the Bu Bu Café, Alice Is Coming Café, Brick Works, Hello Kitty Kitchen and Dining and the Modern Toilet restaurant.

 

Where to eat in Taipei

If you love to enjoy a nicely brewed cup of tea from time to time, then Taipei is your best bet. It suffices to say that the Taiwanese enjoy their drink and their tea. Stop by Maokong for a refreshing cup of tea and a fabulous view of this luxurious city. Taipei never runs out of beef noodle soup; this meal is an all-time community favourite with a festival celebrated yearly just for it- the Taipei Beef Noodle Festival. The beef noodle meal is available on every street corner, feel free to grab a bite anytime, anywhere.

 

Where to stay

Taipei is an affordable vacation spot, from the food to transportation and of course accommodation, visitors would find accommodation in Taipei comfortably with the several available options and excitingly Hotels.com helps make the process easier and stress-free. Begin planning your visit by looking through the many available options on Hotels.com today.

 

Visit Hotels.com that features 1,004 hotels 183738 genuine reviews to ensure that you get the best hotel that suits your needs perfectly. Some of the best hotels around the Taipei include the Mandarin Oriental, Hotel Midtown Richardson, the Hotel Eclat and the Shangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel Taipei.

 

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