Things to do in Taipei

Taipei is a country with temples and theme parks

Taipei is the capital of Taiwan, an island country just off the coast of China. Taipei is the city where modernity and historical culture stands hand in hand. The city is considered very safe, even at night, which makes it the perfect place to spend your holiday free of worries. It is divided into East and West, wherein the west side contains winding roads and facets of old Taipei and the east side has flashy malls and stylish boutiques.


Things to do in Taipei

Taipei is an exciting place to spend your holiday and whether you are a shopaholic, a history buff or someone who enjoys yoga and relaxation, there’s a lot of things to do in Taipei to suit your interests.



For many, Taipei is a shopping destination. There are several malls in Taipei, offering both local and international products. The night markets are also extremely popular, and you can find unique gifts and souvenirs to bring home to family and friends.



Taipei abounds with museums and landmarks, both attributing to ancient and modern history. Buddhism and folk religions are represented in the city’s gorgeous temples.




Taipei Zoo

At the Taipei Zoo you can stroll along the lovely tree-lined lanes and see the wildlife wandering openly. This unconventional setup provides the animals with freedom and the most humane treatment.



If you practice yoga or want to try it for the first time, Taipei has several relaxing studios where you can join yoga classes.


Sports and adventure 

The island of Taiwan has mountains and volcanoes which are excellent spots for hiking adventures.


When to go to Taipei

The city has a humid subtropical climate influenced by monsoons. The summer season in Taipei is very hot and humid, with heavy rainstorms and temperatures ranging from 25-30°C (77-86°F). The winter season is mild and foggy, with mean temperatures of 16-22°C (60.8-71.6°F). Most typhoons occur from the months of June through October.

The city hosts many annual festivals, including the incredible New Year’s Fireworks Display, so be sure to check what is on the calendar during your visit.


Things to do in Taipei

Taipei Facts

Population2 652 959
LanguageStandard Chinese
CurrencyNew Taiwan dollar
AirportTaoyuan Intl, Taiwan (TPE)

Taipei average temperatures

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Tapei International Marathon

Tapei International Marathon is a fast and flat race offering you some scenic views. It also hosts a half-marathon and a 10K run for those of you not quite ready to take on a full marathon.

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Cat Cafe Taipei

Cat Flower Garden

Cat Flower Garden in Taipei was actually the first cat cafe in the world when it opened in 1998. The concept was born both out of the urge to help stray cats but also from the yearning to be near animals. At this time, it was not allowed to keep pets in the apartments of Taipei, so the idea was also to create a place where people could come and enjoy the company of cats over a cup of coffee. The idea was not a CATastrophy, but turned out to be a real winning concept that slowly started to spread over the world.    

Minimal Café

At the Minimal Café, you can not only enjoy the fabulous company of the cats, but also, the café's excited hit chocolate. While sipping on your delicious hot coco, make sure to give the cats the love they deserve.

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Theme Parks in Taipei - A paradise for children

To visit Taipei City New Children’s Amusement Park will be like visiting paradise for a day for the kids. Explore the parks three themed sections; Fantasy Forest and Dream Ocean, Magical Planet and Toy Soldier Kingdom, where all of them offer a lot of fun rides and other attractions. Other than those three, this place also has a large indoor playground and the largest sand-pit in Taiwan available in the park when you feel like taking a break from the exciting rides.

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