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Maria Asaad
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Taiwan’s capital city is a bustling metropolis ideal for foodies, art lovers and curious cultural explorers who love to learn more about the history of a country. Taipei is a place that has it all, and it isn’t difficult to experience some excitement in this multi-faceted capital city that has so much to offer. With that in mind, we have managed to pick out some of the best things to do if you plan a trip to this incredible place. 


See the entire city from Taipei 101

One of the city's most iconic and must-see landmarks is Taipei 101. Shaped like a stalk of bamboo, it is the tallest green building in the world and provides the best views of the entire city.

The 508-meter-tall tower is best experienced by taking the super speedy elevator all the way to the 89th-floor observation deck for some of the most incredible views of the city.

If you are an absolute thrill seeker and don’t mind pushing yourself to even bigger heights, then you can carry on to the Skyline 460 Observation Deck, the actual rooftop of Taipei 101 that sits 460 meters high. This isn’t for the faint-hearted, but it is one of the best ways to get the most spectacular views of the whole city high up above the clouds. 


Get cultured at the National Palace Museum

If you would like to immerse yourself in the history and culture of China, then a visit to the National Palace Museum is a must. It is home to almost 700,000 artifacts that span up to 8,000 years of Chinese history. It is considered one of the most important museums in the Chinese-speaking world because of its rich antiquity.

Many of the artifacts found in the museum were transported from China to Taiwan during the end of the Chinese Civil War, connecting the museum’s origins to the Palace Museum in the Forbidden City of Beijing.

A visit to the National Palace Museum is definitely worth it as it is full of hidden gems, such as a cabbage-shaped piece of jade and a meat-shaped stone. The Chinese scrolls are also fascinating, and there are regular rotating exhibits showcasing more interesting pieces. 


Take a soak at Beitou Hot Spring

If you’d like to take a break from all the sightseeing and completely unwind, visiting Beitou Hot Spring for a relaxing soak may be worth visiting. It is considered one of the best hot springs in Taiwan and is a great way to escape the bustle of the city while relaxing in nature.

These hot springs are particularly nice to visit if you’re in Taiwan during winter and want to warm up during the colder weather; however, they are great to visit all year round and enjoy in any weather.

Other than Beitou public hot springs, most other hot springs in the area are segregated by sex, and no bathing suits are allowed. Spring City Resort is the only kid-friendly hot spring in Beitou, in case you are travelling with little ones. They have child prices, and it helps if you book in advance to get a further discount. 

China Airlines has routes from Heathrow to Taiwan, so it's never been easier to travel to this incredible place directly from London.