Things to Do in Taipei
The Bustling City
On one hand this city is known for its iconic Taipei 101, and on the other, the museums as old as 5000 years which make their presence felt. Taipei is the capital city of the Republic of China (commonly known as Taiwan). Taipei, which is officially known as Taipei city, is a 300-year-old city that has witnessed ethnic amalgamations over the years. This diverse city is best-known for its buzzing nightlife and historic laneways.
This little city that celebrates its history and bloody past, is a great combination of Chinese culture with Japanese, Southeast-Asian and American influences. It will not be wrong to call Taipei as one of the hidden jewels of Asia. While the ones traveling to Taipei expect the most from its bustling night-life and rich heritage, here’s a list of top things to do in Taipei that will help you explore this vibrant city.
National Palace Museum – House of Artifacts
The museum can be called a house of artifacts as it houses the single largest collection of artifacts. You got to visit the National Palace Museum and see for yourself to believe that the museum is the house to nearly 700,000 artifacts. These artifacts that are a part of the 10,000 years of Chinese history can interestingly be found in Taipei and not in China. The visit to the museum comes cheap at NT $250 and can be visited anytime throughout the year.
Taipei 101 is one such attraction that features on every traveler’s list of things to do in Taipei. It is known not only as one of the tallest building in the world but also known for its unique design that houses a mall, a movie-theater and a number of restaurants offering lip smacking dishes. As the name suggests, this gigantic building has 101 floors above the ground and five basement levels. Don't forget to visit the top floor of Taipei 101 to enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime view.