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