Destination Guide


Taiwan's largest city offers a singularly unique view of Chinese culture.

Destination Guide Taipei

When in Taipei, You Must

Know Before You Go

Toast to the bright lights of a sprawling Taipei skyline from the 31st floor
of W Taipei.

Yen Bar

Going Up?

Local Talk

Learn the slang from the city.

讚 Zan

/'zàn/ adj.
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.

W Taipei
10 Zhongxiao East Road Sec. 5

Ultimate Access to Taipei

Peacock Bistro

Peacock Bistro

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.

Debbie Chen

Debbie Chen / Insider

Make your way through the coffee shop to find a speakeasy in back.


Da Dao Cheng Bike Station

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.

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Debbie Chen / Insider

Ride from Da Dao Cheng to Tamsui during sunset for an awe-inspiring experience.

Cinema Park Graffiti Wall

Cinema Park Graffiti Wall

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.

Debbie Chen

Debbie Chen / Insider

Don’t forget to charge your phone. This street art is Instagram-ready.



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.

Debbie Chen

Debbie Chen / Insider

Xiaoqi has six stores just on Chifeng Street. Try to hit them all!





Classic Asian décor and a special cocktail menu make this place an exotic escape.

Spotted in Taipei

Taipei 47

Taipei 47

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.

Dears Waffle and Cafe

Dears Waffle and Cafe

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.

Art Haus

Art Haus

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.

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