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Things to do in Taipei

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Taipei. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Taipei attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Taipei to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Taipei.

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  • Barcode

    Known for its handsome bartenders, groovy interiors and delicious cocktails. More
  • Bella

  • Eslite Xinyi

    The flagship store for a local book chain also sells gourmet chocolates, French fashion, music, funky stationery, electronic goods and Japanese kni... More
  • Gallery Su

  • Gray Area

  • Jamei Chen

  • Lungshan Temple

    The city’s most revered site has fantastically gilded and lacquered pillars and walls. More
  • Maokong Cable Car

    Bird’s eye views, and inviting teahouses at the end of the line. More
  • MOCA

    A contemporary art museum, located in the old city hall. More
  • MOT

    A café/gallery/restaurant/design store, the Museum of Tomorrow stocks ingenious Japanese home wares and furniture. More
  • National Palace Museum

    With jade-green tiled roofs and yellow walls that loom dramatically out of a mountain valley north of downtown Taipei, the museum holds one of the ... More
  • Red House Theater

    Built by the Japanese in 1908, the red-brick octagonal building was recently renovated, like many old structures in Taipei. Stylishly dressed young... More

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