Taipei city life
Taipei is a fascinating city, with a rich cultural heritage; any visitor who comes here simply falls in love and has a memorable experience. There are so many attractions in Taipei that even if you live several months here, you might not cover all of them.
Some of the numerous places you can visit in Taipei are:
- Taipei 101
- Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall
- National Palace Museum
- Presidential Office Building
- Taipei Guest House
- The Longshan Temple
- Nangang district hiking trail (Elephant Mountain)
- Taipei Zoo
- National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine
- The Taipei Fine Arts Museum
Other important temples in the city are Dalongdong Baoan Temple, Hsing Tian Kong, Mengjia Longshan Temple. Walk along numerous parks, green spaces, and nature reserves, like: Yangmingshan National Park and Da-an Forest Park. Have a lovely view over the city with the Maokong Gondola and at night you will find several night markets throughout the whole city where you can buy or simply admire thousands of products, from food to clothing and various accessories.
You should not miss Ximending, a famous area for shopping and entertainment, or Xinyi District, also popular among tourists for its many shopping stores.
Savour specific Asian cuisine in local restaurants, but also international and you can relax in some nice bars.
Attend one of the many festivals, like: the Double Ten Day fireworks and concerts, The Taipei Lantern Festival, the Dragon Boat Festival and more.
International atmosphere in Taipei
Except for the unique, Asian tradition and culture, you will hardly feel a stranger in Taipei. The city has a multicultural environment supported by the numerous tourists that come from many parts of the world all year round. Taipei also draws a significant number of international students and many people worldwide that come for a job opportunity.
Foreign born population living in Taipei include people mainly from Indonesia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia and the Philippines.
In Taipei, summers last long, they are hot and humid, with occasional heavy rainstorms. Winters are generally short and with a pleasant and warm temperature. The average high temperatures in summer are around 33 – 34 °C (92 – 93 °F) and in the winter they record 19 – 20 °C (66 – 68° F).