Top things to do in Xinyi

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 Thai in Xinyi

Xiang Chu Xiang

With memorably tasty Thai food, this is a real gem. The yellow crab curry is to die for. Great prices, no nonsense service. If it's not on the menu you can't have it, and if you arrive less than one hour before clos…
Flying Cinema in Xinyi

i-Ride Taipei

Swoop through the clouds above Taiwan's peaks, float over tea plantations and take a plunge with a turtle. i-Ride Taipei is a 5D cinema where a hemispherical screen and a dipping-and-diving seat give a convincing fl…
Culture Park in Xinyi

Songshan Cultural & Creative Park

Set in a former tobacco factory (or more accurately an industrial village) from the 1930s, this lovely park is part lush gardens, part frog-filled lake, part industrial chic, part workshop and part design studio. Th…
Craft Beer in Xinyi

Zhang Men

Besides the very tasty and varied craft brews on tap, what makes this place extraspecial is the outdoor rooftop seating with royal views of Taipei 101 and the city skyline. It's a prime location if the weather is go…
Cafe in Xinyi

Good Cho's

Inside former military-dependant Village 44 is this lovely cafe/performance space/lifestyle shop with marble floors, retro lighting and great acoustics. The menu is a mixed bag of brunchy bagels, Chinese desserts, s…
Vegan in Xinyi

He Shun Xiang

Meat-free tasty noodle and rice dishes from Yunnan and Myanmar. Coconut curry vegetables come recommended, as does the peppery deep-fried tofu in sesame dipping-sauce-goodness. Arrive early, the tofu often sells out…
Village in Xinyi

Village 44

When the Nationalist army decamped to Taiwan in 1949, one million soldiers (and in time their families) had to be rehoused. Thus arose a military-dependents villages, which were once scattered across Taiwan. Village…
Cultural Centre in Xinyi

National Dr Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall

The hall and its surrounding gardens occupy an entire city block. The latter are well used by picnickers, kite flyers, breakdancers and the early morning tai chi crowd, while the cavernous interior serves as a cultu…
Mall in Xinyi

Breeze Nanshan

Housed in the new, sleek, sexy black tower is Taipei Nanshan Plaza, the only building (at 272m) to give Taipei 101 a run for its money in the height stakes. This luxury mall is like stepping into the pages of a Cosm…