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Sophisticated Taipei

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Photo: Zubin Shroff

In the thriving metropolis that is Taiwan’s capital, find sophisticated cuisine, highly ambitious architecture, and vast stores of Chinese art.

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Destinations: Taipei

Inspired by: Taipei, Taiwan Today — by Pankaj Mishra, Published Jan. 2009

Hotels (3)

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    United Hotel

    Minimalist chic in Da’an, the city's poshest neighborhood.

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    Tango Hotel Xinyi

    A sleek hotel with spacious, well-appointed rooms.

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    Shangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel

    Frequent host to visiting dignitaries, with sweeping city and mountain views from most of the 420 rooms as well as the 43rd-floor rooftop pool.

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Restaurants (5)

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    Yong He Dou Jiang Da Wang

    A classic breakfast spot.

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    Din Tai Fung

    The original—and best—outlet of the legendary dumpling chain.

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    Chili House

    Outstanding Sichuanese cuisine. Be sure to order the wontons in chili oil, the dry-fried green beans, and the stir-fried cabbage with pork, served

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    Bolero, Taipei

    Established in 1934, Taipei’s first Western-style restaurant.

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    Wistaria Teahouse

    Music from Chinese lutes floats through the room; sunlight streams in from wood-framed windows and skylights and bamboo curtains create dappled pat

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Activities (6)

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    Snake Alley

    One of the more famous night markets, where snakes are sold as food.

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    Shida Night Market

    Shida Night Market is less crowded and offers everything from Cantonese dim sum to Yunnanese lamb noodles.

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    Lungshan Temple

    The city’s most revered site has fantastically gilded and lacquered pillars and walls.

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    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

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    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

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    Taipei 101

    Architect: C.Y. Lee and Partners Architects

    Why It’s Cool: For years, Taiwan, like much of eastern Asia, shunned skyscrapers over worries that ear

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