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  • 1. National Palace Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    This museum houses a quite extraordinary array of historical Chinese art treasures dating from Neolithic times (around 8,000 years ago) to the...

    This museum houses a quite extraordinary array of historical Chinese art treasures dating from Neolithic times (around 8,000 years ago) to the Qing, the last dynasty of imperial China, which ended in 1912. The priceless collection contains almost 700,000 pieces, so it is impossible to have everything on show at once. Most were originally housed in the Forbidden City in Beijing, but were "borrowed"—Mainland Chinese would probably say "looted"—by Chiang Kai-Shek's nationalist forces during the Civil War. However the contents got here, the museum (purpose-built in the 1960s) remains Taipei's top attraction and a must-see. To get the most out of a visit, rent an audio guide in English from the information desk for NT$100.

    221 Chih-shan Rd., Section 2, Shih-lin, Taipei, Taipei, 11143, Taiwan
    02-2881–2021

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    Rate Includes: NT$160
  • 2. Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

    Memorial/Monument/Tomb

    This imposing monument to the founder of modern Taiwan, who died in April 1975, stands at the center of a vast public square. The 250-foot-high...

    This imposing monument to the founder of modern Taiwan, who died in April 1975, stands at the center of a vast public square. The 250-foot-high square building, clad in white marble and topped with an octagonal blue-tile roof, looks like it could have stood on the site for centuries. But, in fact, it was purpose-built and only completed in 1980. The 89 steps you must climb to reach the main entrance represent Chiang's age at the time of his death. The double doors here are 50 feet high and weigh an incredible 75 tons each. Inside, the hall is dominated by a large bronze seated statue of Chiang. There is also an exhibit on the lower level detailing his life and work. Outside, the changing of the guards on the door every hour is also worth a look.

    21 Zhongshan South Rd., Taipei, Taipei, 100, Taiwan
    02-2343–1100

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    Rate Includes: Free
  • 3. Maokong Gondola

    Mountain

    One of the best ways to escape Taipei's urban sprawl is to take the metro south to Taipei Zoo, and step aboard the Maokong aerial gondola, which...

    One of the best ways to escape Taipei's urban sprawl is to take the metro south to Taipei Zoo, and step aboard the Maokong aerial gondola, which departs continuously on a 2.7-mile trip into the greenery of Maokong mountain. The station at the top offers panoramic views back down over the city, as well as plentiful chances to eat and drink tea—the latter is a particularly popular pastime among locals on weekends. For an added thrill (not recommended for vertigo sufferers), a number of the gondola cabins have been converted into special "Eyes of Maokong Gondola" Crystal Cabins—look out for the markings on the side. These have glass floors allowing you to peer vertically down at the treetops far below, creating the sensation of flying.

    Taipei Zoo, Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
    02-2234–1741

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    Rate Includes: NT$50 one-way
  • 4. Taipei 101

    Notable Building

    At 1,670 feet high, Taipei 101 enjoyed the title of world's tallest building for six years until Dubai's Burj Khalifa overtook it in 2010. The...

    At 1,670 feet high, Taipei 101 enjoyed the title of world's tallest building for six years until Dubai's Burj Khalifa overtook it in 2010. The distinctive square-base skyscraper either resembles a giant pagoda or a massive stack of packing boxes, depending on your imagination or romantic leanings. The sturdy frame is designed to withstand the typhoons and earthquakes that can often ravage the Taiwanese capital. The lower floors are a shopping mall, but what most foreign visitors come for is the elevator on the 5th floor, which will whisk you up to the 89th-floor observation deck (and outdoor terrace on the 91st floor) for a spectacular 360-degree panoramic view across the city from a quarter-mile above street level.

    5th Floor, 89F, 7 Hsin Yi Rd., Taipei, Taipei, 110, Taiwan
    02-8101–8899

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    Rate Includes: NT$450
  • 5. Yangmingshan National Park

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    The diminutive island of Taiwan boasts no fewer than eight national parks, but if you want to get to grips with the nation's countryside, this...

    The diminutive island of Taiwan boasts no fewer than eight national parks, but if you want to get to grips with the nation's countryside, this is by far the most accessible, just 10 miles north of downtown Taipei. To get here on public transport, take bus 260, which leaves every 10 minutes from outside the main railway station. The 45-square-mile park is basically draped over a single mountain, the 3,400-foot Seven Star Mountain, and is criss-crossed by a dense array of walking trails. You can pick up a map from one of the several visitor centers. If you're not into hiking, you can get around on the park shuttle bus (No. 108), which operates a route around several scenic spots several times an hour from 7 am to 5:30 pm. You can ride all day for NT$60.

    Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
    02-2861–3601

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    Rate Includes: Free

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