About Taipei

TempleTaipei, Taiwan is a cosmopolitan metropolis with a lively mixture of both modern and traditional. Taipei features beautiful scenery, ancient temples, world class restaurants, and contemporary architecture.

Top Attractions

  • The Taipei 101 skyscraper – officially classified as the world’s tallest from 2004-2010.
  • Yangmingshan National Park
  • National Palace Museum
  • Ximending
  • Liberty Square
  • Lungshan Temple of Manka
  • Shilin Night Market
  • Shifen Waterfall
  • Xiangshan (aka known Elephant Mountain)

Time Zone

Taipei’s time zone is CST – China Standard Time which is UTC/GMT+8.


Autumn is a great time to travel to Taipei. The average highs and lows are around 26°C (79°F) and 23°C (74°F).


The currency in Taipei, Taiwan is the New Taiwan Dollar (NT$).

Getting Around

Taipei has an extensive and safe transportation network including a high-speed rail, MRT rapid transit system, buses, taxis, trains, marine transport, car rentals and bicycles. Please see the Taiwan Tourism Bureau for full information.