Attractions

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 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 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 Cultural Centre in Zhongzheng

Huashan 1914 Creative Park

Borrowing from Western urban regeneration models, this early 20th-century wine factory has been restored into Taipei's most retro-chic venue. Remodelled warehouses now hold live music performances, shops sell innova…
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 Museum in Taipei's Suburbs

Museum of World Religions

Though founded by a Buddhist order, this museum aims not to promote Buddhism, but to build harmony by showing the communality of all religions. Highlights include detailed scale models of the world's great religious…
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 Museum in Zhongzheng

Land Bank Exhibition Hall

Evolution is the theme at this museum, set in a 1930s former bank: evolution of life, evolution of money and banking, and evolution of the bank from the Japanese colonial era to modern Taipei. It's an odd juxtaposit…
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…