Taipei Travel Guide
An art house movie theater, café, and cinephile bookstore in the old U.S. ambassador’s residence.
The flagship store for a local book chain also sells gourmet chocolates, French fashion, music, funky stationery, electronic goods and Japanese knickknacks.
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 largest collections of Chinese artifacts and artwork in the world, including the famous Jade Cabbage—a piece of jade carved to resemble a head of cabb
Bird’s eye views, and inviting teahouses at the end of the line.
One of the more famous night markets, where snakes are sold as food.
A café/gallery/restaurant/design store, the Museum of Tomorrow stocks ingenious Japanese home wares and furniture.
Built by the Japanese in 1908, the red-brick octagonal building was recently renovated, like many old structures in Taipei. Stylishly dressed young people fill the café on the first floor and the theater on the second.
A contemporary art museum, located in the old city hall.
Known for its handsome bartenders, groovy interiors and delicious cocktails.