Capital of Taiwan, Taipei is the city where the government of the Republic of China shifted after the revolution in 1949. Today, it has developed by leaps and bounds, becoming an all encompassing tourist destination and also home to the world's 8th tallest building, the Taipei 101.
Taiwan as a country has for long been subjected to takeover bids by China. It is often regarded as a renegade province of China and Taipei is it's single most important city. Taipei has been the centre of massive development throughout the 20th century and today the city is a proper metropolitan. As a visitor, you will find Taipei's vibe mostly young and energetic. People in this city are hardworking and honest. They are very welcoming to tourists and are known to help out to the best of their abilities. This is made even better by the fact that the city has so many things to do! It is full of museums, historical monuments, beautiful gardens and age-old temples. There are tons of famous places to shop, with a buzzing atmosphere and people everywhere, such as the famous Shilin Night Market and Ximending. Even the party scene in Taipei is always on! Taipei is also home to the Taipei 101, which at 508 metres tall is the world's 8th tallest building. It has a popular shopping mall, as well as stunning views from its observation decks. And if you're looking for a day or two of pure relaxation, visit Beitou. It's picturesque greenery and soothing hot springs will take all your tensions away, making Taipei the complete experience!
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