Taipei a sprawling metropolis nestled in the heart of Taiwan but it may not be on your travel bucket list, in fact, you might not have even considered it before. But in reality, there are some incredible things to do in Taipei, mesmerizing destinations, cultural excursions, breathtaking beauty and a city that embraces tradition and modernism in a clash of resonating uniqueness. So make sure to book your tickets by heading to flights from Singapore to Taipei for your next holiday!
Top of the attraction list sits the Taipei 101, it dominates the Taiwanese skyline standing at 508 meters tall above the city. Holding the title of the tallest building in the world for 6 years, not only is it a beautifully designed building it is also an engineering marvel, built to withstand extreme weather conditions such as earthquakes and typhoons. Inside you can lose yourself in its malls, bars, restaurants, and observatories.
If you are looking for more naturally beautiful places in Taipei then look no further than Yangmingshan National Park. Each season brings a different beauty to behold so whatever time of year you are traveling you can be sure you will see something wonderful. With a range of hiking trails available, it can be accessed by even the most novice of hikers and the hot springs and volcanic backdrop will make the trek worth it.
Another on the list of incredible things to do in Taipei is the National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall. It was built in memory of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, it personifies Asian architecture and contains a museum documenting and memorializing his life. Following completion, the square in front became the hub of gatherings, meetings and would later become the center of pro-democracy demonstrations which is what led it to be renamed as Liberty Square. Seen as holding a key role in the transition of Taiwan’s move to democracy, it is a worthy Taipei day trip activity.
If you are more of a night owl and interested in immersing yourself in Taiwanese night culture, then the Shilin Night Market is a great place for you. Over 500 stalls line the streets and open from around 4 pm until late after midnight. It is the place to grab a bubble tea and get lost meandering through the vendors and stalls. It is the most famous night market in Taiwan and as such attracts a range of products, food, and drink. And as the market begins to close down, you will find many bars and karaoke clubs open in adjacent streets if you are not ready to call it a night.
For a romantic evening, you might consider heading down to Tamsui Fisherman’s Wharf. Its idyllic seaside setting, lined with rows of fishing boats, is a lovely way to pass time with a loved one and at dusk head over to Tamsui Lover’s Bridge to watch the sunset. Also home to the Riverbanks Scenery Platform, you can appreciate beautiful views of the Tamsui River and Kuanyinshan.
As you can see, Taiwan has a lot of beautiful things to see and great activities to do alone, with friends or as a couple – so keep it on your list for your next travel destination!
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