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  • The main gate of the National Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall
  • Night lights and a beautiful steel arch bridge
  • The dramatic Taipei skyline at sunset - a great photo opportunity to experience when booking one of our Taiwan vacations.
  • Taipei 101 - the world's tallest from 2004 until the opening of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai in 2010
  • A night scene of Taipei city

Taipei is the capital city of the island Province of Taiwan, ROC (Republic of China). Located in the northern tip, on the Tamsui River, Taipei is the political, economic, and cultural centre of Taiwan, a major stopover on Taiwan vacations..

Situated in the Taipei Basin, the city of Taipei offers scenic beauty with its various mountain ranges bordering this thriving metropolis, including Cising Mountain, the highest (extinct) volcano in Taiwan, located in Yangmingshan National Park.

Founded in the 18th century, Taipei sits only 25kms southwest of Keelung, a port city on the Pacific Ocean, and became an important destination in the 19th century for overseas trade, as the Qing Dynasty declared it as the island’s capital. Taipei continued to thrive under Japanese rule in 1895, and then again in the 1980s when the economy started to take off.

Slowly turning into a modern, cosmopolitan city, tree-lined boulevards were laid, high quality apartment blocks constructed, and stylish restaurants and cafes established.

Downtown Taipei is culturally divided into east and west. The west features older city life, with its narrow streets and roadside vendors, whereas the east is the more modern side, featuring classy malls, chic boutiques, and trendy cafes and restaurants on a Taiwan vacation.

Taipei’s most recognizable landmark is the Taipei 101. This skyscraper features 101 floors and was the world’s tallest building from 2004 - January 4, 2010, when it was surpassed by the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

Another impressive structure in Taipei is the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, a monument built in memory of former president of Republic of China, Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, and a gathering place for events.

Along with its modern vitality, Taipei features temples, shrines, and museums dedicated to its history and traditions. A thriving economy, safe streets, entertaining nightlife, plenty of shopping, and endless eateries, all make Taipei an exciting destination to visit on a Taiwan vacation .

 


 

Taiwan Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Taiwan vacations.

Learn about the history and culture of Taiwan, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Taiwan's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Taiwan for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Taiwan tours today!

 

Extend Your Trip

After your Taiwan tour consider taking the time to visit other destinations. Goway offers exciting China vacation packages, India tours and Thailand vacation packages plus a comprehensive selection of vacation packages in many other Asian countries.

 

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Taipei, Taiwan

  • Enchanting Taiwan

    Discover the natural beauty of this varied and scenic country with time spent in the capital, Taipei, unusual Sun Moon Lake, Kaohsiung, Taiwan’s second city, the lush Kenting National Park and the dramatic Taroko Gorge. Taiwan is full of pleasant surprises.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,009
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Journey to Hong Kong and Taiwan

    Explore the southern cultural hubs of Hong Kong and Taipei on this Taiwan vacation. As you tour these southern metropolises, you'll have the chance to learn about centuries of tradition and fascinating history, tour Buddhist temples and monuments, and engage with two distinct island cultures.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,229
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Kaohsiung and Southern Taiwan by High Speed Train

    Travel south on Taiwan's modern high speed rail system and explore the vibrant city of Kaohsiung, the dramatic coastline of southern Taiwan, and the fascinating historic city of Tainan.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 536
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Rail Travel Ideas
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  • Sun Moon Lake

    A lake in an exceptional setting and known for its natural beauty, this area gives the impression of a Chinese landscape painting while experiencing several cultural and historical sites.
    Duration:
    2 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 244
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Taipai: Taipei City Tour

    See the sights of Taipei on this city tour, which takes you from the Presidential Office to the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, the Martyr’s Shrine, the National Palace Museum, which houses over 600,000 treasures taken from China during the Communist Revolution, and the Handicraft Centre, where you can purchase locally-made jewelry and crafts.
    Duration:
    4 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Taipei Stopover

    Taipei is a vibrant, colourful city offering an array of temples, shrines and museums dedicated to its past as well as an endless choice of excellent restaurants, markets, shops and entertainment.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 258
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Taipei: Chiufen Village Afternoon Tour

    Take an afternoon to explore the village that inspired the Academy Award-winning Spirited Away. Pass through hillside streets decorated with lanterns, visit opulent teahouses, and experience a taste of the Gold Rush of the early 1900s as you tour this overcast town and the surrounding rocky landscape.
    Duration:
    4 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Taipei: Foodie Night Tour

    Take an evening to explore Taipei’s rich culinary scene. Start at Longshan Temple, the much-loved Chinese folk temple before heading to Huaxi Street Night Market to enjoy Taiwanese delicacies like squid soup or chopped ice plate. This tour also includes a trip to Taipei 101, which was the tallest building in the world between 2004 and 2010.
    Duration:
    3.5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Taipei: Taroko Marble Gorge Full Day Tour

    Take a day to discover one of the Seven Wonders of Asia, the magnificent Taroko Gorge. Pass through 38 tunnels as you explore this marble landscape of steep cliffs, rushing rivers, and serene temple grottoes. This excursion also includes a visit to Chi Hsing Beach and the Hualien Stone Sculptural Park.
    Duration:
    12.5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Taipei: Yangmingshan National Park & Hot Spring Tour Half Day

    Visit Yangmingshan, the mountainous area north of Taipei, famous for its beautiful volcanic scenery. See the flowers in spring, beautiful skies in the summer, fruits and maple leaves in autumn, and enjoy hot spring bathing in the winter - or anytime! The Tatun Mountain Range has the largest density of hot springs in Taiwan.
    Duration:
    4 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Taiwan In Depth

    Discover this varied and scenic country with time spent in the capital, Taipei, unusual Sun Moon Lake, Kaohsiung, Taiwan’s second city, the lush Kenting National Park and the dramatic Taroko Gorge. Taiwan will surprise you with its scenic and natural beauty.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,053
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Taiwan Showcase

    This itinerary will show you some of the amazing scenery to be found in Taiwan, beautiful serene lakes, mountains, forests, coral-rimmed shoreline, cliffs and deep awe- inspiring gorges.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 626
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Taste of Taiwan

    The island nation of Taiwan is filled with natural beauty, impressive scenery, a vibrant culture… and also delicious cuisine. This travel idea shows off Taiwan's emerging culinary side, along with the main attractions of Taipei, Sun Moon Lake and Kaohsiung city.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,830
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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