Taipei Vacation Packages
The capital of Taiwan, Taipei shares the basin of an ancient lake with New Taipei City. The Tamsui River runs through the cities, which are separate administrative entities.
Just to the north of the Tropic of Cancer, Tapei enjoys hot tropical summers and warm winters.
The democratic nation Taiwan claimed independence after World War II and is now a prospering island. Taipei is easy to get around, has a computer-savvy population and a unique and interesting culture.
6 million people visit Taipei each year. Many head straight to the city’s landmark skyscraper, Taipei 101, the National Palace Museum, and the glorious Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall downtown.To the southeast, the Maokong tea-growing area is another favorite destination. Learn more about the cultivation of the world’s favorite drink, then jump aboard the Maokong Gondola for panoramic views over Taipei.
The gondola stops at the huge Taipei Zoo, which featured in the Oscar-winning movie The Life of Pi in 2012. Signs tell you which real-life animals starred in this animated 3D spectacle and you can come eye-to-eye with the Formosan black bear.
Visit the Shilin Night Market to hear the vendors shout out their specialties in Mandarin and order delicious Chinese food such as roast duck or noodle soup. Of course, a temple tour should be on your itinerary too. Admire the buddhist dragon sculptures in Longshan Temple and see how the sober interior of the Confucius Temple embraces the philosophy of being content with little.
Taipei hosts many festivals and in the 5th lunar month, around the time of the dragon boat festival, you can photograph traditional races.
The dolphin-shaped island of Taiwan in the North Pacific Ocean is just a short flight away from Hong Kong. From Taipei, it is easy to take a plane to anywhere on the island.
Accommodation in Taipei
Pre-booking a comfortable place to sleep is an essential ingredient of any travel experience. Expedia lists the most popular hotels in Taipei.
Two examples of the premium short or long stay accommodation options in Taipei are the Volando Urai Spring Spa and Resort, No.176,Sec. 5, Xinwu Rd, and the W Taipei, 10 Zhongxiao East Rd, sec 5, Xinyi Dist. The Grand Hyatt Taipei and the Grand View Resort Beitou can also be worth investigating. The address of the Grand Hyatt Taipei is 2 SongShou Road, while the Grand View Resort Beitou is found at No. 30, Youya Rd, Beitou Dist.
If you and your traveling companions are stopping over for just a night or two and only have time to see the highlights, why not check out the W Taipei or the Grand Hyatt Taipei, which are both located near Taipei 101.