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20 Must-Visit Attractions in Taipei

The impressive entrance to the National Palace Museum | © Latinboy / WikiCommoms
The impressive entrance to the National Palace Museum | © Latinboy / WikiCommoms
Taipei 101 and night markets are the two main attractions that most tourists think of when you mention Taiwan’s capital city, Taipei. But there’s so much more to this vibrant city than the former tallest building in the world. Here’s our pick of the best in town.

Chiang Kai-shek Shilin Residence

Memorial, Building
Pond outside the official residence
Pond outside the official residence | © 1992 Since / Flickr
The former president’s official residence is set within beautiful botanical gardens and is now open to the public after years of restoration work. The building is full of interesting items that once belonged to both Chiang Kai-shek and his wife, who was known as Madame Chiang.
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Danshui Old Street

A wonderful old street in the old fishing village of Danshui (which is now more of a town), Danshui Old Street checks all the boxes for quaintness, food, and souvenirs.

Danshui Old Street © susan curry / WikiCommons

National Taiwan Museum & 228 Memorial Park

Building, Memorial, Museum, Park
National Taiwan Museum at entrance to 228 Park
National Taiwan Museum at entrance to 228 Park | © Taiwan junior / WikiCommons
The National Taiwan Museum is two separate buildings: the main wing is located in 228 Memorial Park, while the second building is across the street in a former bank. Both buildings are filled with interesting exhibits on the natural history of Taiwan and its aboriginal tribes. When you’re finished here, you can take a walk through the park.
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Huashan 1914 Creative Park

Set in a former winery, this creative park is now home to a variety of shops, cafés, restaurants, and exhibition halls. Here you’ll also find a lot of local craft and artworks for sale.

Yangmingshan National Park

Yangmingshan National Park, Taipei
Yangmingshan National Park, Taipei
One of Taiwan’s most incredible parks, Yangmingshanis a wonderful day trip just outside the city. The park has plenty of hiking trails and there are even some fumaroles where you can see steam rising from vents in the ground.
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These recommendations were updated on February 28, 2018 to keep your travel plans fresh.