The modern metropolis of the Taiwanese capital is filled Japanese colonial lanes; busy shopping districts, and aesthetically remarkable contemporary buildings. It is widely known for its artistic flair and lively street-food scene boasted by the contemporary art galleries and flourishing night markets. A visit to Taipei can be overwhelming to both the senses and mind so be sure to download the Taipei Travel Guide and Offline Map before your trip.
1. Modern Districts
Enjoy the modern commercial district of Daan, which offers quite a number of department stores, plenty of fashion boutiques, lounge bars, and atmospheric restaurants. Xinyi district is also not one to be missed as it is home to the Taipei 101. Towering over the city of Taipei, the Taipei 101, which gives you a full 360 view of the entire city. Xinyi is also known as the modern financial district and is where the World Trade Center and International Convention Center is located.
2. Old Districts
Wanhua is the oldest district of Taipei and offers many historical buildings, such as the Longshan Temple and Red House Theater. Stroll around the shopping neighborhood of Ximending and experience the "harajuku of Taipei" firsthand. It is centered on teenage fashion, Japanese culture and subcultures. What used to be the commercial center of the city, Datong, is also not to be missed. Although it has lost relevance as the economic center, it is now most known for Dihua Street with its Japanese colonial and Qing Dynasty architecture.
3. Suburban Districts
Taipei is all about its rich history and flourishing night market scene. Enjoy the best of both worlds and visit the district of Shilin. It is known for its excellent museums, including the world famous National Palace Museum and at the same time holds Taipei's largest night market. Located North-east of the city is the Neihu district. It is a great example of how the old and the new meld into a beautiful juxtaposition in Taipei. It offers a mix of local Taiwanese culture and modern shopping malls and restaurants.
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