Top Choice Taoist Temple in Zhongshan & Datong

Bao'an Temple

Recipient of a Unesco Asia-Pacific Heritage Award for both its restoration and its revival of temple rites and festivities, the Bao'an Temple is a must-visit when in Taipei. This exquisite structure is loaded with p…
Top Choice Monument in Zhongzheng

Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall

This grandiose monument to authoritarian leader Chiang Kai-shek is a popular attraction and rightly so. It is a sobering feeling standing in the massive courtyard. Chiang's blue-roofed hall is a prime example of the…
Top Choice Confucian Temple in Zhongshan & Datong

Confucius Temple

Constructed by the famous Fujian craftsman Wang Yi-shun in the late 1920s, this temple is a beautiful example of Minnan (southern) style architecture and of Taiwan's delightful local decorative arts. Throughout the …
Top Choice Historic Site in Zhongshan & Datong

Dihua Street

This former 'Centre Street' has long been known for its Chinese medicine shops, fabric market and lively Lunar New Year sundry market. After a decade of restoration, the street has also become a magnet for young ent…
Top Choice Museum in Zhongshan & Datong

Miniatures Museum of Taiwan

Whimsical, wondrous and fantastically detailed are the creative works at this delightful private museum located in the basement of a nondescript tower block. On display are dozens of doll's-house-sized replications …
Top Choice Museum in Shilin

National Palace Museum

Home to the world's largest and arguably finest collection of Chinese art, this vast collection covers treasures in painting, calligraphy, statuary, bronzes, lacquerware, ceramics, jade and religious objects. Some o…
Top Choice Tower in Xinyi

Taipei 101

Towering above the city like the gigantic bamboo stalk it was designed to resemble, Taipei 101 is impossible to miss. At 508m, Taipei 101 held the title of 'world's tallest building' for a number of years. Until 201…
Top Choice Market in Shilin

Shilin Night Market

Taipei's most famous night market is hugely popular with travellers – and many locals – who come to enjoy the carnival of street-side snacking, shopping, games and people-watching.
Top Choice Fort in Tamsui

Hobe Fort

About 1km beyond Fort San Domingo on Zhongzheng Rd is the turn-off for Hobe Fort, built in 1886 when then governor Liu Ming-chuan was attempting to shore up Taiwan's defences to protect it against foreign invaders. …
Top Choice Buddhist Temple in Tamsui

Yinshan Temple

This dainty two-hall temple was constructed in 1822 by Hakka immigrants from Dingzhou in Guangdong province. The resident deity, the Dingguang Buddha (the guardian of Dingzhou), is only worshipped by the Hakka and o…