Flights to Taipei (TPE)

Flights to Taipei let you experience buzzing nightlife, exquisite restaurants and compulsive shopping in one of Asia’s most easy-going cities.

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Taipei, which is concentrated in the north of Taiwan, is made up of 12 districts, each with its own identity. Wanhua is one of the oldest, but also one of the trendiest. Neihu is where you'll find old and new Taipei, with temples and shopping malls standing side by side. Shilin is home to the National Palace Museum, which has nearly 700,000 pieces of imperial artefacts.

Taipei is one of those cities that never seem to sleep. Night markets fill the streets with the sights and smells of dumplings, beef noodle soup and shaved ice desserts.

Not only can you find a convenience store open at any hour and on every street corner (Taipei has one of the highest per capita concentrations of convenience stores on earth), but also 24-hour karaoke bars – and even a 24-hour bookstore. It’s also known for having some of Asia's best coffee shops and a thriving music scene. But Taipei doesn't take itself too seriously – for proof, visit one of its themed restaurants (Barbie-themed, prison-themed and even toilet-themed are all on offer).

Sitting in a basin between the Yangming Mountains and the Central Mountains, Taipei is also blessed with gorgeous scenery. Head to the Beitou district for its hot springs and the stunning Yangmingshan National Park, or to Elephant Mountain hiking trail in Nangang and its rolling forest hills overlooking the city.

You can see the city in all its glory from the top of Taipei 101 – a 101-storey skyscraper. And once you realise it’s all connected by an efficient public transport system, it comes as no surprise that Taiwan's capital is one of the world's most popular cities for visitors.

Explore Huashan 1914 Creative Park

When this old factory packed its last box back in 1987, a group of creatives saved it from disrepair. It has since become a spectacular space housing exhibitions, music performances, restaurants and cafes. There's always something going on, but check listings for special events.

Zhongzheng District
+886 2 2358 1914

Enjoy Taipei Film House

One of the best examples of Taipei's burgeoning creative side is Taipei Film House. This beautiful 80-seat independent cinema in an old ambassador’s villa screens local and international flicks, but is also worth a visit just to see the architecture. Have a coffee on the terrace and browse the gift shop.

No 18, Section 2
Zhongshan North Road
Zhongshan District
+886 2 2511 7786 (Taiwanese language website)

Visit Yangmingshan National Park

Just a bus ride away from the city centre, Yangmingshan is simply stunning. With its hot springs, cherry blossoms and dramatic landscape, which includes Taiwan's tallest dormant volcano, Seven Star Mountain, it’s a wonderful place to visit if you enjoying hiking and the great outdoors.

Jhuzihhu Road
Beitou District
+886 2 2861 3601

Visit the Miniatures Museum of Taiwan

The Miniatures Museum of Taiwan is weird, wonderful and completely captivating. It's home to incredibly intricate houses, castles and palaces – both Eastern and Western – and whole sprawling towns, as well as scenes from classic children's stories such as Alice in Wonderland. It’s worth visiting however old you are.

No 96, Section 1
Jianguo North Road
Zhongshan District
+886 2 2515 0583

Shop at Shida Night Market

Shilin may be Taipei's most popular market, but Shida is the coolest. It all kicks off at 6pm and runs late into the night. It’s a great place to pick up clothes and jewellery, and an even better place to eat street food. Which stall does the best beef noodle soup? Let the sampling begin.

Lane 44, Section 1
Taishun Street
Da’an District
106 (Taiwanese language webpage)

Read all night at Eslite Dunnan

Eslite Dunnan, which once held the title of Asia's best bookstore, is open 24 hours a day. Saturday nights here – or, rather, Sunday mornings – are a Taipei institution. And you can read as long as you like with no pressure to buy.

No 245, Section 1
Dunhua South Road
Da’an District
+886 2 8789 892

Shin Yeh (Taiwanese)

The owners of Shin Yeh set up shop back in the 1970s as a tiny back alley joint, before it became one of Taipei’s best restaurants. It did this by focusing on Taiwanese comfort food and adding a contemporary twist. There are several Shin Yehs in the city, but this, the original, is the best.

No 34, Section 1
Shuangcheng Street
Zhongshan District
+886 2 2596 3255

Kanpai (Japanese)

Kanpai is a Japanese barbecue, where you can have food prepared and served in the usual way, or cook it yourself on the barbecue pit built into the table. It is one of the most fun and sociable places to eat in the city.

No 17, Lane 236, Section 1
Dunha South Road
Da’an District

Eastern Ice Store (Shaved ice)

You can't visit Taipei without having a shaved ice dessert – big bowls of shaved ice with condensed milk and various toppings. You can have it anywhere in the city, but those in the know say this little side street vendor is the best.

No 38, Lane 216, Section 4
Zhongxiao East Rd
Da’an District
+886 2 2777 2057 (Taiwanese language website)

Din Tai Fung (Taiwanese)

There are several Din Tai Fungs in Taipei, and around Asia, the success of which is built on its spectacular steamed soup dumplings (xiao long bao). But everything on the menu at this Xinyi Road eatery is a five-star delicacy, as are desserts such as the steamed red bean dumplings.

No 194, Section 2
Xinyi Road
Da’an District
+886 2 2321 8928

Campus Cafe (Cafe)

Campus Cafe, as its name suggests, is an American-style coffee house perfect for lunch with friends or getting lost in a good book. It's a cosy, contemporary setting where the hot drinks are great and the Philly cheesesteak sandwich is the best you'll taste outside of the United States.

No 99, Lane 11
Guangfu N Road
Songshan District
+886 2 2742 3438

Dong Wu Hotel

Located in the old town, close to a metro station and with lots of restaurants nearby, Dong Wu is the best value-for-money hotel in Taipei. It is perfect for those who want a comfortable, convenient but inexpensive base from which to explore the city.

No 258, Section 2
Yanping North Road
Datong District
+886 2 2557 1261

W Taipei

W Taipei is as good a hotel as you're likely to stay in. It's stylish without being stuffy, and friendly without being formal. It looks good, has an amazing pool and the free candy you’ll find in your room is a nice touch.

Zhongxiao East Road
Section 5
Xinyi District
+886 2 7703 8888

The Okura Prestige Taipei

There are seven types of rooms on offer at this luxury hotel in Taipei. One to splash out on for special occasions, The Okura is widely regarded as one of the best hotels in Taipei – the reception area alone will take your breath away.

No 9, Section 1
Nanjing East Road
Zhongshan District
+886 2 2523 1111

Les Suites Taipei (Ching Cheng)

The only thing better than the central location of this five-star boutique hotel is its decor. Smart, stylish and understated, Les Suites Taipei and its staff are on hand to make you feel at home. Plus, you’re just a short stroll from Nanjing East Road metro station.

No 12
Ching Cheng Street
Xinyi District
+886 2 8712 7688

Hotel Quote Taipei

Close to both Taipei Arena and Songshang Airport, Quote is a stylish hotel that boasts 64 exquisitely designed rooms at seven different prices. It has all the gadgets you'd expect of a hi-tech hotel, and serves excellent food and drink.

No. 333 Section 3
Nanjing East Road
Songshan District
+886 2 2175 5588

CityInn Hotel Plus – Ximending

There are several CityInn hotels in Taipei, but the best of the bunch is the Ximending branch. Its location is ideal – right next to Ximen Station – and the helpful staff and the playful, modern decor make it one of Taipei’s best budget hotels.

No 63
Baoqing Road
Zhongzheng District
+886 2 7725 2288

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