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🇹🇼Taiwan, Province of China

Three days in Taipei
3 day travel itinerary

by TripMapper

The world-renowned night markets await!

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Taipei, the dynamic capital of Taiwan, is a captivating blend of traditional culture and modern innovation, offering a unique travel experience that captures the heart of Asia's diverse allure.

One of Taipei's most captivating aspects is its seamless fusion of tradition and progress. The city's iconic landmarks, such as the breathtaking Longshan Temple showcases centuries-old rituals and devotion. These ancient spiritual sanctuaries stand in juxtaposition to the Taipei 101 skyscraper, a testament to Taiwan's technological advancement and architectural marvel that once held the title of the world's tallest building.

The vibrant street food scene is a testament to Taipei's culinary prowess. Night markets like Ningxia and Raohe become culinary playgrounds where locals and visitors alike savour an array of delectable bites, from mouthwatering dumplings and stinky tofu to refreshing bubble tea. These markets offer a true taste of Taipei's local flavours and a chance to engage with the city's lively street culture.

Taipei's cultural treasures extend to its art and museums. The National Palace Museum houses an impressive collection of Chinese artefacts. The city's burgeoning art districts, like Songshan Cultural and Creative Park, offer a platform for local artists to showcase their innovative works.

Taipei's surrounding nature is a treasure waiting to be discovered. The Elephant Mountain hiking trail, just a stone's throw from the city, offers a panoramic view of Taipei's skyline, particularly stunning during sunset.

Taipei is a city that effortlessly bridges the gap between tradition and innovation, creating an exhilarating destination that captures the essence of Taiwan's rich cultural heritage and modern progress.

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Itinerary Highlights

  • Take an elevator ride to the observation deck of the iconic Taipei 101 skyscraper for panoramic views of the city and surrounding mountains.
  • Immerse yourself in Taipei's bustling street food scene at its famous night markets. Sample a variety of local snacks and soak in the vibrant atmosphere.
  • Explore the historic Longshan Temple, a cultural landmark dating back to the 18th century.
  • Embark on the Elephant Mountain hike for panoramic views of Taipei's skyline, including Taipei 101.
  • Explore the lively Ximending district, a popular shopping and entertainment area. Discover trendy boutiques, theaters, street performers, and a vibrant nightlife scene.
  • Visit the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, an iconic landmark honoring Taiwan's former president. Admire the grand architecture and witness the changing of the guard ceremony.
  • Discover a treasure trove of art and artefacts at the National Palace Museum.
  • Take the Maokong Gondola for scenic views and tea plantations in the Maokong area.