Taipei is located in the northern part of Taiwan. It is situated on the Danshui River which is surrounded by mountains. The city’s population is over 2.6 million.
Taipei City, Taipei County, and Keelung City together form the Taipei metropolitan area with a population of 6,776,264.
Taipei has become an international trade, financial, media and communications centre. Taipei is known for its different and interesting architecture.
Until recently, Taipei 101 was the world’s tallest building, measuring 449 metres in height. Kaohsiung has the second tallest – The Tuntex Tower
Taipei has 20 universities, whose graduates are able to keep Taiwan at the top of innovation in the electronics and computer industries worldwide.
Places of Interest in Taipei
Chiang Kai-Shek’s Former Residence
Chiang Kai-Shek’s former residence, Taipei is open to the public. It is located nearby Chung Shan North Road in Shilin.
It is set on beautiful land with romantic landscapes and is a very popular place to visit. Many wedding photo’s are taken here.
Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC)
Taipei World Trade Center is located in the heart of Xinyi Business District. It is aimed at the international business community.
Inside you can find the Exhibition Hall, International Convention Center, International Trade Building, and the Grand Hyatt Taipei.
Taipei Fine Arts Museum
At Taipei Fine Arts Museum you can see modern art. There are 24 galleries which showcases Taiwanese and international artists.
Xinyi Business & Entertainment District
In this district you can find beautiful views of the surrounding areas. At night, the office buildings are lit up beautifully.
Here you can find gourmet restaurants, 5 star hotels, Taipei 101, Mitsukoshi Department Store and lots of entertainment.
Parks and Open Spaces
Huashan Cultural Park Bade Rd. Sec 1, #1
Former area of a winery and Huashan railway station. Here you can find permanent exhibitions, restaurants and small shops.
A place for art and culture. Cars are not allowed.
2/28 Peace Park
228 Peace Memorial Park is a historic site with beautiful and peaceful scenery. It is located in the Zhongzheng district of Taipei, Taiwan.
The park contains the Taipei 228 Memorial Museum, a number of memorials to victims of the 228 Incident of 1947, and the Taipei 228 Memorial.
There are exercise areas and a reflexology stone foot path that you can walk along.
Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall Renai Rd. Sec 4, #505
This hall is dedicated to the man who is considered the father of The Republic of China.
It is open daily 9 am – 5 pm.
Maokong Gondola Xinguang Rd. Sec. 2, Wenshan District
Here you can overlook lovely tea plantations.
Open 9 am – 9 pm Tuesday – Thursday, weekend and holiday open 8 am – 10 pm.
Young and trendy clothes can be found here. It is located near Taipei Train Station and Wu Fen Pu. The nearest MRT station is Houshanpi. A popular area to shop.
Guang Hua Digital Plaza Jinshan North Rd. #77, on the corner of Civic Blvd. / Bade Rd
An indoor shopping centre. Here you can find computer equipment, electronic gadgets, sportswear, DVDs, mobile phones, and lots more.
English is not spoken much here. Prices are reasonable but bargaining is expected.
Shilin Night Market – Jiantan MRT Station
Rao He Night Market – Songshan Train Station / Houshanpi MRT Station
Gong Guan Night Market – Gong Guan MRT Station
There are many hotels in Taipei, but not all of them speak English that well. It’s therefore a good idea to book a hotel with a reputable online booking agency company.