As a city that never sleeps, Taipei welcomes visitors every day of the year. However if you’re looking to plan your visit outside of the city’s hottest and most humid months then try to avoid booking flights to Taipei in June, July and August and opt for September onwards instead. The temperatures are much cooler and it is a better time for bargain hunters to find cheap flights to Taipei. Although temperatures are high and humid in June, this is when the major Dragon Boat Festival is held which sees athletes from around the world gather to compete. The event has significantly grown in size and popularity in recent years with other activities on offer to spectators other than boat racings such as traditional rituals and cuisines. If you book a flight to Taipei during the New Year period, don’t miss out on the renowned fireworks display taking place from the Taipei 101 building. As the countdown begins, each floor of this impressive skyscraper be will lit up one by one before a fantastic display of fireworks from the top signals that a new year has begun.
With a booming tourist industry, Taipei is loved for its vibrant past and stunning natural beauty. As well as being Taiwan’s political and financial centre, this fascinating city is home to over 5,000 temples and one of the world’s tallest skyscrapers – the Taipei 101. Visitors to this city are presented with a vast array of sites and activities – try your hand at scuba diving in its clear blue waters, indulge in the delicious Asian cuisine or relax after a long day of sightseeing in one of the many hot thermal springs. As the city capital, Taipei is naturally bustling with business and energy. Explore the city’s expansive mall that is home to hundreds of stylish boutiques, restaurants and bars – or simply enjoy the impressive architecture and the works of art displayed outside. If it’s art you’re after then the National Palace Museum is an absolute must. Featuring nearly 700,000 works of art and Chinese artefacts, be prepared to spend a good few hours exploring them all! Liberty Square is also a great option if you’re on the hunt for the city’s major landmarks. Here you’ll find the National Concert Hall, the Presidential Office Building and the National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall – all surrounded by well-kept recreational gardens and ponds full of colourful koi. For those looking to experience an oasis of tranquillity, venture out of the city and into the beautiful countryside where you’ll find awe-inspiring scenery and postcard perfect beaches for finding some rest and relaxation.
With a comprehensive metro and bus system, visitors will find all of Taipei’s famous sites and attractions right at their fingertips. Another option for getting around is the iconic Maokong Gondola, which runs between the city’s zoo and the suburb of Maokong. Aside from helping you get from A to B, the Gondola is a fantastic opportunity to do some sightseeing from above and take in some breathtaking scenery.
Perhaps the easiest way to continue your journey to your hotel once landing on your flight to Taipei Airport (TPE) will be by bus. With several different tour operators taking passengers from the airport into the city you are sure to find a route that suits. Alternatively, visitors can take a shuttle bus to the nearby train station and travel by rail or choose the more comfortable option of taking a taxi straight to their destination.