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Travel Home > Directory > Destinations > Asia > Taiwan > Taipei


Taipei. Pop. 2,500,000. Currency - New Taiwan dollar. Language – Standard Mandarin and Taiwanese Hokkien. Time Zone – GMT + 8 hours. Airport - Taiwan Taoyuan (TPE). Best time to go – October to December has arguably the most pleasant weather. Taipei is located in the north of Taiwan and is now an economic and financial powerhouse. Indeed the eastern side of the city is replete with malls, chic boutiques, stylish restaurants, and cafes, reminiscent of those found in London, Hong Kong, Paris, Tokyo or New York. The western side of the city still retains some of the flavour of ‘Old Taipei’ with its narrow streets and road side vendors. Getting around the city is easiest by using the MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) rail system. As with the Tokyo rail system the signage is also in English, a feature appreciated by TLD staff when visiting the Japan in 2006 and 2009. Key landmarks in Taipei include: Taipei 101 (a 101-floor, 508-meter high skyscraper and is designed to resemble bamboo shoots rising from the earth); Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall (in memory of the founding father of the Republic of China); Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall (the symbol of both Taipei and the Republic of China, and where that the national flag is raised every morning). The city is also home to many museums, too numerous to list here, but check them out on Taipei – wikitravel. A popular activity in the Taipei area is to visit a hot spring. There are 3 main springs at Beitou, Wulai, and Yangmingshan National Park. The national park is also a popular hiking area.

Taiwan Taoyuan Airport  (3)

Taipei Hotel Reservations Taiwan

Taipei Hotels Reservation including – Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, Sherwood Hotel Taipei, Grand Formosa Regent Hotel, Mandarina Crown Hotel, Landis Hotel, Formosa Strait, Danshui River and Tamsui River.

Taipei Hotel Reservations Taiwan

Howard Plaza Taipei Taiwan

The Howard Plaza Hotel Taipei offers 606 of the most luxurious guestrooms available in central Taiwan. Suitable for business and leisure travelers alike the Howard Plaza Hotel Taipei successfully combines old-world service with 21st century conveniences to make your stay truly comfortable and memorable. The hotel is ideal for both recreational and business guests.

Howard Plaza Taipei Taiwan

Taipei Times

Original English-language news coverage of Taiwan. Features include - Local News, World News, Business, Sport, and Bilingual Pages.

Taipei - wikipedia

Taipei City is located in the Taipei Basin in northern Taiwan and is bordered on the south by the Xindian River, and the Tamsui River on the west. The northern districts of Shilin and Beitou extend north of the Keelung River and are bordered by Yangmingshan National Park. Because of its location in a valley, the city commonly experiences high temperatures and humidity during the summer months, a problem enhanced by the high population density and the use of air conditioning.

Taipei - wikitravel

Taipei is the provisional capital of the Republic of China, otherwise known as Taiwan. It is located in the northern part of the island in a basin between the Yangming Mountains and the Central Mountains. The largest city of Taiwan, it serves as its financial and governmental center. The Taipei of today is a confident city of about 2.5 million inhabitants (about 7 million including suburbs), and is characterized by its friendly people and safe streets.

Taipei 101 - Official Website

Taipei 101 is the tallest completed skyscraper in the world. It has been hailed as one of the Seven New Wonders of the World (Newsweek magazine, 2006) and Seven Wonders of Engineering (Discovery Channel, 2005).

Taipei 101 - wikipedia

Taipei 101 is a 101-floor landmark skyscraper located in the capital of Taipei, Taiwan. The building, designed by C.Y. Lee & Partners and constructed by KTRT Joint Venture, is the tallest completed skyscraper in the world. (The Burj Dubai, on course to set a number of new records in architecture, has to be completed before it can be officially designated the world's tallest building).

Taipei City Government

Taipei is the capital of the Republic of China, a city that blends traditional culture and cosmopolitan life. As the political, economic, educational, and recreational center of the country, Taipei offers an array of significant cultural sights.

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