The Xinyi Shopping District is Taipei’s newest trend-setting commercial district, embracing dozens of fashionable malls, restaurants and hotels between Xinyi Road sections 4 and 5.
By day, the Xinyi Shopping District bustles with the fast-paced energy of business as Taipei’s commercial and financial center. But at night, the skyscrapers come alight with eye-catching displays of LED lights, setting the mood for evening fun.
When the weekend arrives, Xinyi Shopping District transforms again as outdoor stages and squares come alive with concerts, dance performances, record release events, and celebrity appearances, making this the place to go to experience the youthful energy of Taipei.
No.45, Shifu Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei City 110, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Taipei 101 is the tallest building in the world, with a mass of shops on the lower floors, incorporating many top brands under the LVMH group, such as Louis Vuitton, Dior, Celine, etc. The fourth floor houses the Page One bookstore from Singapore, with the highest-roofed coffee house in Taipei and many fine restaurants.
The Miramar Entertainment Park is a new-age shopping and entertainment complex built with the idea of offering enough consumption and entertainment options to keep visitors occupied for a full-day stay. The most striking feature of this park, which was opened only at the end of 2004, is a 95-meter-high, 70-meter-in-diameter Ferris wheel that light up at night to add a strong touch of romance to the Taipei skyline.
No.45, Sec. 4, Zhongxiao E. Rd., Da’an Dist., Taipei City 106, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
SOGO is the first Japanese-Taiwanese joint-venture combination shopping center in Taipei, including the Zhongxiao main building and Dunhua new building. Above the entrance to the main building is the landmark Disney Small World cuckoo clock from Tokyo that gives passers-by a show of dolls from all over the world every hour, on the hour. The new building houses name brands such as Tiffany, Prada, Gucci, Dior, and many others.
Joining the world's top brands, a spacious shopping environment, and friendly service, Breeze Center has become the benchmark for cutting edge fashion in Taipei's retail world. Stroll through the ground floor shops showcasing upscale international brands and you may think you've teleported to New York's Fifth Avenue.
No.211, Guangzhou St., Wanhua Dist., Taipei City 108, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Longshan (lungshan) Temple is a famous old temple in Taiwan. It is for worshiping Guanshiyin Budda and other divine spirits. There are great decorative lamp fairs and temple activities on historical festivals. Longshan (lungshan) Temple is not only a temple, a sightseeing attraction, but also a second-degree historical site. There are traditional streets/shops, antique shops, Buddhists article shops, and Chinese medicine shops surrounding the temple. These places are great to visit due to their richness in folk art.
No.109, Sec. 2, Minquan E. Rd., Zhongshan Dist., Taipei City 104, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
This very busy temple is devoted to Guan, a famous deified general who lived (A. D. 162-219) during the Three Kingdoms period. A man, who valued loyalty and righteousness above all things, Guangong is worshiped as the God of War; since he was adept at managing finances, he is also worshiped as the patron saint of businessmen.
No.221, Sec. 2, Zhishan Rd., Shilin Dist., Taipei City 111, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
The National Palace Museum houses the world's largest collection of priceless Chinese art treasures, one which spans China's nearly 5,000-year history. Most of the museum's 620,000 art objects were part of the Chinese imperial collection, which began over 1,000 years ago in the early Song dynasty.
No.505, Sec. 4, Ren’ai Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei City 110, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall was built in 1972. It is located in east side of Taipei and is close to Taipei City Government. The memorial hall was built to commemorate the great founding father of R.O.C., Dr. Sun Yat-sen and was built on the 100th birthday of Dr. Sun. The building is inspired by structure of Chinese palace. It is grand and beautiful. There is a statue of founding father in the building for the public to pay their respect. There are exhibitions of historical items related to creation of R.O.C. The memorial hall has a concert hall that can accommodate more than 3,000 people.
No.21, Zhongshan S. Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City 100, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Built in 1987, the National Chiang Kai-Shek Cultural Center at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall is the first national-level cultural venues in Taiwan. In addition to hosting major performances, the two major buildings of the center—the National Theater and National Concert Hall—are major Taipei landmarks. The two buildings are designed in a traditional Chinese palace style, with distinctive yellow tiled roofs and red pillars adding to their stately elegance.
In addition to enjoying world-class musical, dance and theater performances, center visitors can also tour the cultural gallery and performing arts library. The center also offers regular guided tours for a more in-depth look at the world of performance arts in Taipei.
No.1-20, Zhuzihu Rd., Shilin Dist., Taipei City 111, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Yangmingshan National Park is located in the north of Beitou. Yangmingshan National Park is the only park in Taiwan that has volcanic geography and hot springs. It is next to Shamao Mountain and Qixing Mountain with Datun Mountain on the right and Guanyin Mountain in front. The magnificent mountainous scenery and comfortable weather have made Yangmingshan National Park a perfect summer resort. Total area of the park is 125 hectares, designed in traditional Chinese style. The natural beauty of the part has won it the reputation as urban forest and the Taipei garden.
Linjiang Street Night Market is located in a residential area of Da-an District. The market opened about eight years ago and today is populated with nearly 200 stalls selling a wide array of snack foods. The market is especially popular among neighborhood office workers looking for a tasty and budget-friendly bite to eat.
Shilin Night Market is the one of the largest night markets in Taipei. The market is centered on Yangming Theater and Cicheng Temple. The night market is formed by many prosperous shops on Wenlin Road, Dadong Road and Danan Road, etc. Among them, Shilin Market was built as early as in 1899 and the market is famous for various snacks and eatery. Many visitors have come to Shilin Night Market to enjoy the delicious foods, such as large pancake enfolding small pancake, hot pot on stone or Shilin sausage. Shilin Night Market has become a renowned place for great foods.
Dajia Riverside Park covers an area of 420 000 meter squares and accompanies the Keelung River. As one of the landmarks of Taipei city, located in the midst of Taipei. Dajia Riverside Park has become one of the most important facilities in the project to straighten the river and solve the problem of Keelung River overflowing. A large scale of grass field featuring all sorts of sport arenas that stretches across the horizon and make you feel as if you have entered a green point with an amazing water fountain with waterspouts reaching to a height of 75 meters. The magnificent view and sound of water shooting upwards creating beautiful patterns in the sky will pleasure your senses.
No.303, Fuxing N. Rd., Songshan Dist., Taipei City 105, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Taipei's premier lounge and nighttime destination. Featuring a wide selection of custom, unique cocktails, upscale decor, relaxed and comfortable atmosphere, and DJ's specializing in a wide range of music from classic house, acid jazz, funk, new wave and more.
The Brass Monkey is an Antipodean-style sports bar that manages to appeal to almost everyone.
With excellent screens and sound they are usually packed for any major sports event(check out the World Cup queue pics on their website!) providing a great atmosphere.
They also host some of the best Halloween, NYE and St.Patrick's Day parties in town. Then there is their flagship Thursday Ladies Night,which has been an institution for quite some time now on the Taipei social calender.With great music,free drinks and cheap shots,everyone scores!
Other nights include Salsa Nights on Tuesdays and Pub Quiz on Wednesdays,and the rest of the week it's a great place to have some relaxed beers or a meal. Check their site for updated info as it might be subject to change.