Taipei became provincial Taiwan’s administrative center in 1884 and has served as the capital of the Republic of China since 1945. Despite its relative youth there are a wealth of sights in this dynamic city, including Memorial Halls dedicated to Sun Yat-sen and Chiang Kai-shek, Longshan Temple, the creative hub of the Huashan district and some of Asia’s best museums.
Though recently eclipsed as the tallest building in the world, the unusually shaped Taipei 101 remains the symbol of modern Taipei and offers breathtaking views from its observatories.
Taipei is also famed for its excellent night markets which offer authentic cuisine and souvenir-hunting in the cool of the evening.
Review by Masayo Z, April 2013
Doing what: 4-Day Tour of Central and Southern Taiwan from Taipei Including Kaohsiung and Sun Moon Lake
Very nice half day tour. the guide, Mr. Dan was very good, with a lot of sense of humor.
We enjoyed it very much.
A good short tour of Taipei . Very friendly and helpful guide if you don't know much about Taipei. The change of Guard and Museum very impressive. The guides also able to let us know at what time we would be picked up for other tours we had booked.
Taipei is near the northern tip of Taiwan and is served by Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. The excellent Mass Rapid Transit system is the best way to get around the city.