Taipei is the, in our opinion, the most vibrant city in Taiwan. There's no lack of things to do here - from a foodie's point of view it's practically paradise! Not to mention the amazing lineup of bars and clubs that the city has to offer - the biggest may not always be the best, so do check out our picks for the best places to party. Taipei is a gem of a city just waiting for its best and brightest to be discovered.
For a city stay, live it up at: W Taipei, Xinyi District, +886 2 7703 8888
Boutique hotel: Hotel Eclat, Da'an District, +886 2 2784 8888
Take in the lush greenery and tranquility at: Villa 32, Beitou District, +886 2 6611 8888
Local haunts: Raohe Street Night Market, Songshan District, +886 2 2763 5733
For yakiniku lovers: Da Wan Yakiniku, Da'an District, +886 2 2711 0179
Japanese that will hit the spot: Niu Sushi, Zhongsan District, +886 2-2542-9978
Lounge in style at: WooBar, Xinyi District, +886 2 7703 8887
Fancy cocktails: Marquee, Xinyi District, +886 2 2729 5409
Jazz lounge: Brown Sugar, Xinyi District, +886 2 8780 1110
See & be seen at: Electro, Xinyi District, +886 27737 9887
Lounge & club: Room 18, Xinyi District, +886 2 2345 2778
Groove to the beats: Korner, Section 4, +886 2 2930 0162
Taipei 101 is a landmark skyscraper in the Xinyi District of Taipei, Taiwan and was the world's tallest building until 2009. Head to the top for panoramic views of the city. Be sure to pop by Din Tai Fung on the adjoining mall, which was the first born and is now turned into an international chain. The branch here in Taipei has also received a Michelin star in 2010.
Bike along the waterfron in Danshui, a little north of Taipei.
Hit up YongHe Dou Jiang Da Wang (Yong He Soy Milk King). This is a great place for local breakfast. It's super cheap and highly recommended. The traditional breakfast is a bowl of soy milk soup with green onions and dried shrimp alongsidexiao bing you tiao, which is a small fried bun. The soup is thick and filling, so it makes for a great start to the day.