29 EPIC Things To Do in Taipei // Taiwan Travel Vlog

29 EPIC Things To Do in Taipei // Taiwan Travel Vlog

Taipei is one of the most underrated cities in Asia. If not the world. It’s full of bright lights colorful buildings Mouth-watering street food quirky themed cafes a stunning natural landscape and is most definitely a shopper’s paradise So whether you’re here for a long weekend, or have an entire week to explore Here is my curated list of 29 top things to do in Taipei Taiwan so grab a bubble tea sit back and enjoy the show number 29 go shopping and diamond a Diamond Deng is normally top of everyone’s type 8 bucket list and is a great place to start your visit It’s the number one shopping district in the city and is teeming with happy shoppers street musicians and dancers? Bright lights music Street food at endless clothes and souvenir stores You’ll find the night famous pride pedestrian crossing right by a popular photo spot with an epic backdrop of oversized billboards similar to Times Square in New York City number 28 visit longshan temple Longshan temple is the most famous temple in taipei and while it might not initially look like the most spectacular temple you’ve ever seen It’s definitely a very special place It’s one of the most quiet and peaceful temples I’ve ever visited and this stone in three hundred year old building Complete with intricate carvings and interesting water features actually serves as a place of worship for two different religions It’s also located in one of the best-preserved historic districts in Taipei. Which brings me to number 27 number 27 Explorer BP Lao historic district a Short walk from longshan temple is the bopi Lao his dark district This is a beautiful area to explore on one of your first mornings in Taipei as it’s very peaceful And will give you an insight into old Taipei and what the city used to look like this historic area is full of beautiful red brick buildings with perfectly preserved shop fronts and Colorful street art and it’s hard to imagine while exploring this ancient and very quiet street That it used to be one of the busiest commercial districts in all of Taipei number 26 explored data of Chiang district in the past This was one of the main shipping ports for Taipei City and it is where large quantities of goods would be Unloaded and stored in the back of houses later for sale through market stalls at the front Unlike poppy Lao however, that Chiang is an ancient street that is still full of activity today Government grants have preserved the overall structure of the street buildings and storefronts and have also encouraged young artists and entrepreneurs to set up cafes restaurants boutiques and art galleries on this historic street Number 25 go up Taipei 101 You can’t visit Taipei without checking out the iconic Taipei 101. What was once the tallest building in the world? The building looks spectacular from pretty much all angles, but nothing beats taking the elevator one of the fastest in the world right to the 101st floor then climbing out onto the uppermost observation deck to take in panoramic views of the you can actually visit the 102nd floor the Skydeck experience Strap yourself onto the railing and walk around the top of the building of an outdoor balcony an exhilarating experience Number 24 explores some Schank creative park if you’re looking for something a little more quirky to do in Taipei Then visiting one of the city’s creative parks is a good place to start Taipei’s art parks are areas for local Seattle weekends and for them to get to know works of local artists There’s often film screenings photography exhibits tiny boutique selling unique gifts made by Taiwanese designers number 23 visit the National Palace Museum with a collection of over 700,000 Chinese artifacts the National Palace Museum in Taipei is the most important museum in the country and one of the most Important in the world when it comes to Chinese history the Palace Museum in Taipei shares its roots with the Palace Museum in the Forbidden City in Beijing and A lot of the most important pieces and collections were moved to Taipei for protection after the war number 22 changing of the guard at the National Revolutionary martyrs shrine The changing of the guard at the martyrs shrine should be on everyone’s list of top things to do in Taipei The martyrs shrine was built to honor fallen soldiers after the Chinese Civil War The changing of the guard happens every hour right up until 5 p.m It’s well worth looking around afterwards as this site is very beautiful number 21 chi’lan night market Chili night market is the largest market in Taipei. And in my opinion one of the best night markets in all of Asia There are hundreds of different food stalls Offering everything from stinky tofu and fried squid to flame grilled beef pork dumplings crazy long fries and mini pancakes It’s very busy here almost every night of the week and potentially every night of the year with Tysons of people flocking here To fill up on delicious street food soak up the atmosphere and maybe do a bit of shopping number 20 rohan night market Rohan night market is another of Taipei’s night markets and while smaller it should definitely be on your taipei bucket list There are beautiful tall red chinese gates at either end of the Market Street Which unlike shillin really just Oh compasses one single food Phil Street rather than a whole area There’s a strong focus on seafood and meat dishes. So probably not suitable for any vegetarians number 19 climb Elephant Mountain Another fun thing to do in Taipei it nice is to climb Elephant Mountain just before sunset Elephant Mountain is by far the top photo spot for sunset in Taipei with stunning views of the city and the iconic Taipei 101 building number 18 Taipei 101 shopping district Once you’ve descended Elephant Mountain you could walk back towards the Taipei 101 district just as the lights come on This is one of Taipei’s top shopping districts with streets lined with designer stores and flashing neon lights Whether it’s to go shopping or simply admire the skyscrapers and shopping malls all lit up after sunset. It’s a must visit area of Taipei Number 17. Try local beer and alcohol. I don’t think the nightlife in Taipei is quite as famous as other Asian cities But that doesn’t mean you can’t have a good time We found some super fun bars and restaurants including a pour your own beer place where you can have a fun night out with locals You also need to try the local spirits some of which are way stronger than most people can handle number 60 explore bay – hot springs area Taipei has to be one of the only cities in the world where you can take a metro to a real-life hot springs The bay – hot springs thermal area is a stunning part of the city home to a thermal stream Cloudy blue hot springs hot enough to boil an egg in and a beautifully preserved hot spring museum and bath house Number fifteen go up to the Malkin gondola Barely outside the city and accessible by bus and then the Malkin gondola is the scenic malcolm hills home to many expansive tea plantations tea houses and tea factories Here you can see how t is grown and produced an eat lunch in one of the cute eateries looking over the stunning tea filled valley Number fourteen go hiking in yangmingshan another fun day trip from taipei But again accessible using the city’s public transport system of metro and bus is Yangmingshan National Guard Home to a beautiful milk pond a volcano hot springs and beautiful hikes for people of all fitness levels Yangmingshan is a great way to get back to nature and escape the hustle and bustle of the city on an easy day trip number 13 day trip to suva The painfully pretty hillside town of jiufen is probably one of the most popular day trips from taipei The lantern filled alleyways ancient walking streets and lanes full of delicious street food and tea houses make this town one of the most magical in all of Taipei a Must visit on any trip to Taipei Especially as it’s just an hour away and can be visited on a half-day trip number 12 Day trip to ship n all town and waterfall Besides jiufen visiting ship and old street and the spectacular ship and waterfall is by far the most popular day trip from taipei Take the train to old shipping station where the Train famously passes through the middle of Thailand’s very narrow center Here many people choose to write uplifting messages on beautiful paper lanterns before letting them fly high into the sky You can also walk down to the stunning ship and waterfall one of the most beautiful beautiful scenic spots in Taiwan Number eleven each at the toilet restaurant If you’re looking for foodie things to do in Taipei Then checking out some of Taipei’s weirdest team cafes is the best place to start I love the very weird and wonderful poo themed cafe Modern toilet restaurant where they serve up poo themed food and drinks in urinals and toilet bowls number 10 go tea tasting another fun foodie thing to do is to go tea tasting the act of having tea is a very traditional and particularly long process in Taiwan and Learning how to properly pour serve and drink tea in Taipei is a fun cultural activity It can be done in Dadar Cheng or up in the Malcolm tea plantations number nine lunch at Din Tai Fung You can’t come to Taipei and not eat at the original Din Tai Fung dumpling restaurant now famous all over the world You’re guaranteed a meal to remember With my life ordering portions of sweet and savory dumplings and the chance to see the chefs making each and every July Bao dumpling from scratch number 8 noodles and neo Tien beef noodles Neo Tian beef noodles is a Michelin star restaurant in Taipei famous for its award-winning beef noodle soup It’s small and cozy and food comes in at under $10 making it a must in place in Taipei and a fun place to have a Michelin star experience In what seems like one step up from a roadside stall? number 7 afternoon tea Alice in Wonderland style Alice is coming is another fun themed cafe in Taipei and one of my favorites in the city this Alice in Wonderland themed cafe serves up some amazingly colorful drinks and over-the-top desserts perfect for any suite to sip on bubble tea You can’t go to Taipei and not sip on some bubble tea Some of the world’s most famous tea and one that originated here in Taiwan Head to g—men Deng and Q up for some bubble filled goodness You won’t regret it Number 5 try some stinky tofu If you’re feeling adventurous violence I pay there are lots of interesting foods to try. Ash Such as pig ears chicken feet durian ice cream or a local favorite and seen in many tourist spots and night markets stinky tofu Number 4 go for some hotpot eating and sherry and a hotpot dinner has become an incredibly popular thing to do in Taipei And there’s no shortage of amazing hotpot places scattered around the city to enjoy a bowl of boiled beef and veggie broth Number 3 stay in the historic Grand Hotel Taipei and nice at the Grand Hotel Taipei is a must for any visit to Taipei. So beautiful so grand and so historic Is this Palace like hotel? The tour buses actually stop off here on tours of Taipei City The hotel is over 100 years old Has played host to a long list of celebrities from around the world and even has secret passages leading out of the hotel Number 2 the quirky sato castle if you enjoyed visiting taipei seemed cafes Then a nice and one of the most popular themed hotels in taipei is a fun idea each room has a different theme from Unicorns to poker Romeo and Juliet or even Manchester United and the whole experience of staying in a place This quirky will make your Taipei trip a lot more memorable number one high tech tango hotel chillin Last but definitely not least on my list of things to do and places to visit in Taipei City is to check into the crazy High-tech and newly built tango hotel in shillin district with an electric cell flushing toilet Jacuzzi backs Curtains that close with the wave of a hand and a mirror that turns into it’s heavy It’s one of the most high-tech hotels I’ve ever stayed in and a fun place to end your trip in Taipei I hope you’ve enjoyed this list of top things to do in Taipei So be sure to give it a thumbs up and subscribe for more Taipei travel videos

35 thoughts on “29 EPIC Things To Do in Taipei // Taiwan Travel Vlog

  1. Sometimes people don't realise how much TIME goes into making a single YouTube video. Here's an example of the time and effort put into my latest video…

    – 7 days of running around Taipei filming
    – 2 days writing and researching a 3,300 word script
    – 1 hour recording said script
    – 6 hours editing video clips to perfectly match script and adding titles
    – 1 hour fighting the Irish internet to upload video and edit description, title, thumbnail etc.
    – 2 minutes writing this post asking you to pleaseeeee give a THUMBS UP if you like tis video. ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Taipei is a awesome place to go to in Taiwan, food, culture, etiquette and so much to do. My wife is from Taipei and we try to go back at LEAST once a year ๐Ÿ‘

  3. Could so relate to your facebook post – you work so hard, will do our best to always watch and support you – YOU ROCK!
    Thuymi & Mitch

  4. You covered everything I love about going to Taiwan and more! Even got me craving more of those oyster noodles at 0:46, I had that when it was pouring rain and it was so perfect. For more views into Taiwan's past you can also visit Tainan, which is a bullet train ride away to Anping old street, it's quite the walk and insight into Taiwan's history ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. nice one Janet, especially the top 3 things to do in Taipei ๐Ÿ˜‰ forgot to mention the snake alley though. thumbs up !

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    I have added Chinese subtitles!

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  10. I believe it's sorrow for you missing the Eslite Bookstore.
    It's not the biggest or most glamorous bookstore in the world. What makes it so special is that it opens 24 hours.
    Imagine you pick up a book, sit on the floor ,read it quitely with other several dozens strangers, in the midnight. It's kind of romantic.

    The only problem is what if you get hungry? Don't worry, there are lots of food stands open their business in the midnight, including beef noodles.

  11. It was a lot of fun.
    I understood about Taiwan.๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘

  12. ๆˆ‘ๅฅฝๆƒณไฝๅฐๅŒ—็”Ÿๆดป20ๅคฉโ€ฆใ€‚ ไฝ5ๅคฉๅคช็Ÿญไบ†ใ€‚( I want to live in Taipei for 20 days … Staying 5 days is too short. ) T_T

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