Taiwan's largest city offers a singularly unique view of Chinese culture.
How I See Taipei
Taipei is full of limitless options. It is the island that is home to the vibrant city of Taipei, filled with people who are eager to mix and mingle. This is a taste of Chinese culture you'll never forget.
Know Before You Go
Toast to the bright lights of a sprawling Taipei skyline from the 31st floor of W Taipei.
Learn the slang from the city.
5Beer is one of the most zan drinks served at W Taipei
Neighborhoods to Explore
Taipei is the densest and modern city in Taiwan. These are three of my favorite neighborhoods, full of things to do and people to meet.
1. Da Tung District
This area was a trading port and now hosts the most popular retail shops. It's also a focal point during the Chinese New Year celebration.
2. Wan Hua District
Here you'll find historic and iconic buildings. It's also a flourishing creative scene for younger generations.
3. Zhongshan District
This district is a hotspot for hipsters on the hunt for munchies or drinking dens.
10 Zhongxiao East Road Sec. 5
Ultimate Access to Taipei
No. 197, Sec. 1, Dihua St
Housed in an old mansion, this bistro incorporates both Asian and Western styles. Cocktails infused with oriental teas are a great way to enjoy the best of both worlds.
Mingseng West Rd
Fuel the day by biking along the Tamsui River. Bicycles are easily accessible at bike rental stations and can be rented simply with an Easy Travel Card.
Ln. 96, Kunming St
Ximending is a hot shopping district. Kunming Street, in particular, is a creative center point where artists show off their imagination on the Cinema Park Graffiti Wall.
No. 4, Ln. 17, Chifeng St
Xiaoqi+G carries imported goods from Japan ranging from home goods to fashion apparel and accessories. It's a one-stop-shop.
Your home base to discover Taipei's most exciting attractions.
Spotted in Taipei
Take a ride with longboard skater girl Hyojoo Ko as she weaves through the streets of Taipei.
Zhongxiao East Evergreen Terrace
Get high with this beautiful fine dining restaurant on the 47th floor of the new Breeze Xinyi with an amazing view of Taipei 101.
No. 8, Lane 71, Section 4, Ren’ai Rd
This is the place to indulge in sugar waffles, pastries, and coffee. Come to Dears for brunch or take breakfast to go.
123 sec. 1 Daan Rd
This shop is equal parts art gallery and clothing store. Browse or buy, it’s the perfect place to surround yourself with beauty.
Evergreen Terrace, Lane 36
Don’t leave town without Taipei’s famous all-natural pineapple cake. Sweet, light, and perfect for a snack on the go.
Lead image by C Chapman