Top attractions in Taipei
Taipei, Taiwan is an exotic location filled with unique, exciting culture and incredible natural beauty. Whatever your interests, Taipei is a great destination for every vacationer.
The Taipei Half-Day City Tour is perhaps the best way to soak up the highlights of the historic city, and at a length of only three hours, it still leaves most of the day open for other activities. The tour includes a stop at the elaborate Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, including historic films, photographs and documents. Another highlight is the Martyrs' Shrine, an incredible piece of Ming Dynasty architecture and a must see for any history buff. Tourists will also experience the National Palace Museum, widely considered one of the world's greatest museums, which not only features priceless treasures from ancient Chinese dynasties, but also foreign pieces from all around the world.
For nature lovers, Taipei certainly does not disappoint. One of the best ways to experience both the natural wonder of Taiwan is with the Wulai Aboriginal Village Half-Day Tour. On this tour, visitors can explore the Wulai mountain village and experience the unique culture of the aboriginal Tai Ya Tribe. The tour includes the breathtaking 80-meters high Wulai Waterfall, the lovely Swallow Lake, and a singing and dancing show by aboriginal people.
Taipei, Taiwan is an amazing and truly unique destination that offers something for everyone to enjoy.
What people are saying about Taipei
I felt the museum/town was rushed. We didn't need to spend so much time at the lake, since it was too hot to walk down the hill and back up. I would've preferred more time at the Tea Museum (we were very rushed) and more time walking through the tea shops in Pinglin. Thank you! I enjoyed it for the most part. Maybe having a meeting spot central - it would give the guides more time to get us to the venue and explore instead of so many pick ups and drop offs.
If I could give Frank 10 stars, I would! This was a wonderful experience. As we biked around the city, Frank gave interesting information about key buildings, moments in history and aspects of Taiwanese culture. Frank pointed out special stalls at the night market. I had really awesome dumplings, milk bubble tea and a waffle dessert. Overall, this was a great introduction to Taipei, and I would recommend it highly to others.
Nelson was knowledgeable, informative, gracious and accommodating host. His English was excellent. The car was clean and comfortable and we so appreciated the free wi-fi (after being at sea with no connectivity). Nelson's driving was safe but with purpose. It was a rainy day but we still got to see so much and stuck to a tight end of day deadline.
The tour was excellently organised and the tour leader Alan Chou was first-rate. The pacing was good, the hotels were great and the man event, the visit to the Taroko Gorge, was given lots of time (unlike the comments on the one-day tour) so that we walked around and saw the whole thing. I recommend it wholeheartedly.
Unfortunately it rained heavily the whole day so I cannot be 100% objective. On the way there were some interesting rock formations that we stopped for (in the rain). Chiufen is just one street with hundreds of little tourist shops and thousands of tourists crowding every inch. There was no kind of local culture.