What to do in Taipei
1. Taipei 101 Observatory – Start your adventure by getting a bird’s eye view of the city. Once deemed as the world’s tallest building, climbing up to the 89th floor of the observatory will give you spectacular sights of Taipei. Don’t fret because the elevators can bring you there in a whopping 37 seconds!
2. National Palace Museum, National Taiwan Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) – If you have a limited time, many recommend the National Palace Museum as it houses almost 700,000 pieces of ancient Chinese artefacts and artworks.
3. Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall – Most photos of tourists taken in Taipei feature this majestic landmark. As its name suggests, it was built in honour of the renowned military and political leader Chiang Kai-shek. You can also witness the hourly changing of the guard if you visit between 10 AM to 4 PM.
4. Shilin and Raohe Night Markets – Don’t ever leave Taipei without exploring the city’s cheap street food scene! More than food, these night markets are also great avenues to shop for quirky mementos to bring back to loved ones.
5. Ximending – Known as a trendy area, Ximending offers an array of shops and restaurants. Regardless of what time it is, Ximending’s electric atmosphere doesn’t seem to cease.