Welcome, fellow adventurers, to the ultimate guide to Taipei’s must-do activities in 2024! If you’ve ever wondered what Taipei has to offer beyond its delicious street food and iconic skyscrapers, buckle up because we’re about to take you on a whirlwind tour of the city’s quirkiest, most unmissable experiences. From soaking in hot springs to releasing sky lanterns, Taipei has something for everyone—even the pickiest panda. So grab your sense of humor, your appetite for adventure, and let’s dive headfirst into the top 30 things you absolutely cannot miss in Taipei this year! We can always do a customized private tour for you!

Pork Belly Bun

1. Visit Taipei 101 and enjoy panoramic views from the observatory.

Prepare to have your socks knocked off (hopefully not literally) as you ascend to the heavens atop Taipei 101, the skyscraper that puts other buildings to shame—literally, it’s so tall it makes them blush. From the observatory, you’ll be treated to views so epic, you’ll wonder if you accidentally stumbled into a scene from a sci-fi movie. Just remember to hold onto your hats, folks, because this bird’s-eye view of Taipei is about to blow your mind—figuratively, of course. Join Private Car: 8 Hour Highly Customized Taipei City Exploration!

2. Explore the historic streets of Jiufen Old Street.

Get ready to step into a time machine and journey back to the enchanting streets of Jiufen Old Street, where history comes alive amidst a backdrop of bustling shops and aromatic street food stalls. It’s like walking into a living postcard, where every corner holds a new surprise and every alleyway beckons with the promise of delicious delights. You might even catch a glimpse of a wandering cat or two, adding to the whimsical charm of this historic gem. So lace up your walking shoes and prepare for an adventure that’s part time-travel, part culinary extravaganza—you won’t regret it! Check out Jiufen & Pingxi Nostalgic Railway Private Day Tour!


3. Sample local delicacies at Raohe Night Market.

Prepare your taste buds for a rollercoaster ride of flavor at Raohe Night Market! This culinary playground is like Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, but instead of candy, you’ll find a smorgasbord of Taiwanese delicacies waiting to tantalize your senses. From sizzling stinky tofu that’ll make your nose do a double-take to squid on a stick so delicious it’ll have you questioning why you ever settled for regular old calamari. Read more:【Taipei Food Tour】Hot Pot Paradise Taipei.

Baked Pepper Bun

4. Take a leisurely stroll through Da’an Forest Park.

Take a break from the concrete jungle and venture into Taipei’s very own urban oasis, Da’an Forest Park! It’s like stepping into a scene from a fairytale, except instead of talking animals, you’ll find squirrels debating the latest park gossip. With majestic trees providing shade and serenity, it’s the perfect spot to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and reconnect with your inner nature-loving sloth. So grab a picnic basket, a good book, and get ready to stroll through this green paradise where even the birds sing in harmony with your relaxation goals!

5. Marvel at the intricate architecture of Longshan Temple.

This isn’t your grandma’s knitting club—it’s a dazzling display of architectural prowess that’ll make even the pigeons stop and stare. With more twists and turns than a K-drama plot, Longshan Temple is the ultimate spot to channel your inner Indiana Jones while admiring intricate details that’ll have you saying, “Wow, even the roof tiles have swag!” So grab your selfie stick and get ready to hashtag #TempleGoals like a boss! Check out our Classic Taipei City Private Day Tour!

Lungshan Temple

6. Hike Elephant Mountain for stunning views of the city skyline.

Ready to conquer Taipei’s most elephantastic challenge? Strap on your hiking boots and get ready to scale Elephant Mountain for jaw-dropping views that’ll make your socks go missing! With each step, you’ll feel like a triumphant explorer, conquering not just the mountain but your Instagram feed too. Trust us, the only thing more breathtaking than the skyline views is your victorious selfie at the top. So channel your inner Tarzan, grab a banana (or two), and let’s embark on an adventure that’ll leave you feeling on top of the world—literally! 🐘🏞️ #HikeLikeABoss

Taipei 101 from Elephant Mountain

7. Experience traditional tea culture at Maokong.

Prepare to sip your way through a journey of flavors as you channel your inner tea connoisseur. From the elegant dance of pouring to the soothing melodies of slurping, Maokong’s tea houses offer a delightful blend of tradition and whimsy. So grab your fanciest pinky finger, your comfiest cushion, and let’s steep ourselves in the delightful world of Taiwanese tea culture at Maokong! Join our Maokong Tea & Shenkeng Stinky Tofu Private Day Tour; we can take you there!

8. Discover ancient treasures at the National Palace Museum.

From ancient artifacts that could give Indiana Jones a run for his money to mysterious relics that even Sherlock Holmes would scratch his head over, this museum is a goldmine of historical hilarity. Get ready to uncover the secrets of emperors, marvel at exquisite artworks, and maybe even stumble upon the world’s oldest fortune cookie—just kidding (or are we?). With so many ancient treasures waiting to be discovered, the only question is: are you ready to embark on this laugh-out-loud journey through time?

Meat Shaped Stone at National Palace Museum

9. Wander through the bustling Ximending district.

Step into the vibrant chaos of Ximending, where navigating through the bustling streets feels like playing a real-life game of Frogger—minus the croaking amphibians (hopefully). Prepare to dodge selfie sticks and fashionable locals as you wander through this lively district, where every corner holds the promise of quirky finds, delicious snacks, and unexpected encounters. It’s a shopping spree meets urban safari. Check out Private Tour: Taipei Timeless Treasures Tour (The Best of Taipei)


10. Enjoy a relaxing day at Beitou Hot Springs.

Picture this: a day so relaxing, even your worries take a vacation! Beitou Hot Springs is the ultimate escape from the hustle and bustle of Taipei—a place where stress melts away faster than ice cream on a summer day. Soak in the steaming pools, feel your muscles sigh with relief, and emerge feeling as rejuvenated as a cactus after a rainstorm. It’s not just a hot spring; it’s a ticket to tranquility in a city that never sleeps. Read more:【Beitou Day Tour】Relaxation and Wellness in Beitou: Exploring Taiwan’s Hot Spring Paradise.

11. Take a day trip to the breathtaking Yangmingshan National Park.

Pack your hiking boots for a day trip to Yangmingshan National Park is like stepping into a surreal nature-themed amusement park! Picture yourself frolicking amidst bubbling hot springs, dodging mischievous squirrels, and striking your best pose amidst fields of vibrant flowers—all while pretending you’re the protagonist in your very own adventure movie.

12. Explore the vibrant Huashan 1914 Creative Park.

Get ready to unleash your inner artsy hipster at Huashan 1914 Creative Park—Taipei’s playground for the avant-garde and the creatively inclined! Here, you’ll find more quirky installations than a hipster’s Instagram feed and enough indie coffee shops to fuel your caffeine addiction for a lifetime. It’s like stepping into a Wes Anderson film set, but with way more bubble tea and a soundtrack provided by street performers.

13. Shop for souvenirs at Shilin Night Market.

Prepare to unleash your inner shopaholic and dive headfirst into the sensory overload of Shilin Night Market! Amidst the bustling crowds and neon lights, you’ll find a treasure trove of quirky souvenirs that’ll make your suitcase groan with envy. From kitschy keychains to questionable fashion statements, there’s something here to delight even the most discerning souvenir snob. So grab your wallet, sharpen your bargaining skills, and get ready to shop ’til you drop (or at least until your arms are too full to carry any more bubble tea)! Read more: Explore Shilin Night Market with Insiders.

14. Learn about Taiwanese history at the 228 Peace Memorial Park.

At the 228 Peace Memorial Park, delve into the rich tapestry of Taiwanese history amidst serene surroundings. Discover poignant memorials, thought-provoking exhibits, and tranquil gardens that pay homage to the past and commemorate the struggles and triumphs of generations gone by. It’s a journey that offers insight, reflection, and a deeper understanding of Taiwan’s vibrant heritage.

15. Admire the modern architecture of Taipei Fine Arts Museum.

A playground for architecture enthusiasts and selfie connoisseurs alike! With its avant-garde designs that’ll make you question if you’ve stumbled into a futuristic spaceship or an art museum, this place is more than just walls and ceilings—it’s a masterpiece in itself.

16. Enjoy a performance at the National Theater and Concert Hall.

Step into the grandeur of Taipei’s National Theater and Concert Hall, where the stage is set for an unforgettable experience. From mesmerizing classical symphonies to avant-garde theatrical masterpieces, every performance here is a journey into the heart of artistic expression. So sit back, relax, and let yourself be swept away by the magic unfolding before your eyes.

17. Wander through the picturesque Tamsui Old Street.

Picture this: strolling through Tamsui Old Street is like stepping into a time machine set to “charming chaos.” With its colorful facades, bustling crowds, and a scent of adventure lingering in the air (alongside the aroma of street food, of course), this street is like a siren song for the senses. Whether you’re dodging bicycles, bargaining with street vendors, or simply soaking in the vibrant atmosphere, Tamsui Old Street is a must-visit destination for any traveler looking to inject a dose of whimsy and wonder into their Taipei adventure. Read more:【Taipei Day Tour】Yangmingshan to Tamsui – A Scenic Tour in Taiwan.

18. Marvel at the beauty of Taipei Botanical Garden.

Get ready to feel like you’ve stumbled into Mother Nature’s very own runway show, complete with exotic blooms strutting their stuff and towering trees posing for the perfect selfie. It’s not just a garden—it’s a botanical extravaganza that’ll make even the most green-thumbed among us green with envy!

19. Take a food tour of Yongkang Street.

From dumplings that dance on your tongue to noodles that noodle their way into your heart, Yongkang Street is a foodie’s paradise where calories don’t count and flavor reigns supreme. So grab your stretchy pants and prepare for a feast fit for a king. You might also like to read:【Taiwan Food Tour】A Journey Through Taiwan’s Sweet Delights.

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Beef Noodle Soup

20. Visit the tranquil Dahu Park for a relaxing day outdoors.

Unwind amidst nature’s embrace at Dahu Park, where serenity reigns supreme and stress evaporates like morning mist. Whether you’re enjoying a leisurely stroll around the tranquil lake or simply basking in the soothing ambiance, Dahu Park offers the perfect escape for a rejuvenating day outdoors.

21. Explore the underground shopping paradise of Taipei City Mall.

Dive into the underground wonderland of Taipei City Mall, where you’ll find everything from trendy fashion boutiques to quirky souvenir shops—all conveniently tucked away beneath the bustling city streets. With its labyrinth of corridors and endless array of treasures waiting to be discovered, shopping here is like embarking on a thrilling treasure hunt with air conditioning! You might also like to read:【About Taiwan】Must-Have Souvenirs That Capture the Essence of Taiwan.

22. Take a scenic gondola ride to Maokong for breathtaking views.

Hop aboard the scenic gondola ride to Maokong, where stunning vistas await like hidden treasures in a fortune cookie. Prepare to be whisked away on a journey through lush green mountainscapes, with each breathtaking view more Instagram-worthy than the last! Read more: Maokong: The Tranquil Tea Haven and Scenic Escape of Taipei.

23. Enjoy a traditional puppet show at Puppetry Art Center of Taipei.

Step into the whimsical world of puppetry at the Puppetry Art Center of Taipei, where wooden performers come to life with a flick of the wrist and a dash of imagination. Prepare to be enchanted by traditional Taiwanese puppet shows that will leave you in stitches and awe-inspired by the masterful artistry on display.

24. Learn about indigenous culture at the Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines.

From learning how to rock a traditional tribal dance to mastering the art of crafting bamboo utensils (useful for eating all that street food), this museum promises to leave you feeling more in touch with Taiwan’s roots than ever before. Plus, where else can you find a museum that doubles as a crash course in survival skills for your next wilderness adventure? Strap in for a wild ride through time and culture at the Shung Ye Museum—it’s a journey you won’t soon forget!

25. Indulge in Taiwanese street food at Ningxia Night Market.

From sizzling stinky tofu that’ll make your taste buds do a happy dance to savory oyster omelets that’ll have you questioning why you ever bothered with regular omelets, Ningxia Night Market is the ultimate playground for foodies seeking a taste of Taipei’s gastronomic delights.

Boba Milk Tea

26. Take a leisurely bike ride along the scenic Danshui River bike path.

Hop on a bike and embark on a leisurely adventure along Taipei’s scenic Danshui River bike path, where picturesque views and gentle breezes await. Pedal at your own pace, soaking in the tranquil beauty of the riverside landscape while enjoying a refreshing escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Read more: Best Places to Bike and Tips for Cycling in Taiwan.

27. Visit the historic Tamsui Customs Wharf.

Step back in time at Tamsui Customs Wharf, where echoes of maritime history mingle with the salty sea breeze. Explore this iconic waterfront spot, once bustling with trade ships and now a picturesque destination for leisurely strolls and charming seaside views.

28. Explore the quirky exhibits at the Taipei Story House.

Dive into Taipei’s history with a twist at the Taipei Story House, where ancient artifacts mingle with interactive displays guaranteed to tickle your funny bone. Get ready for a laughter-filled journey through time that proves history isn’t just for the serious-minded!

29. Experience the hustle and bustle of Taipei Main Station Underground Mall.

Prepare to be whisked away into a labyrinth of shopping wonders at Taipei Main Station Underground Mall! It’s a bustling hive of activity where you’ll dodge determined shoppers, weave through a maze of stalls, and maybe even discover hidden treasure (or at least a killer bargain). So grab your map (or just follow the scent of freshly baked pastries) and dive into the chaos—it’s a retail adventure you won’t soon forget!

30. Take a day trip to the charming town of Pingxi to release sky lanterns.

Escape the hustle and bustle of Taipei with a day trip to Pingxi, a charming town renowned for its mesmerizing sky lantern festival. Channel your hopes and dreams into a colorful lantern as you release it into the sky, joining in a tradition that’s both enchanting and uplifting. It’s a magical experience that promises to leave you with unforgettable memories and a heart full of joy. Read more:【Taiwan Festival】The Glowing Tradition: Taiwan Lantern Festival 2024

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最後修改日期: 4 月 18, 2024