About Taipei

Taipei is capital of Taiwan and provisional capital of the Republic of China. 300-year-old city, Taipei is having a very late coming-of-age party. But then again, this unhurried but vibrant capital has taken a while to become comfortable in its own skin. With Chinese, Japanese and Western influences in its food, culture, folk arts and architecture, Taipei has finally decided that it's a mix, and all the better for it. As with the multifarious street food, the traveller is advised to go for the xiao chi (little snacks) in everything. Day trips are particularly delicious, and a quick MRT ride takes you to tea fields, hot springs, river parks, and colonial towns backed by a mountainous national park. Within Taipei don't miss the Minnan-style temples beautified with unique decorative arts, the heritage lanes turned gourmet cafe and boutique centres, the buzzing neon neighbourhoods or the nightlife scene, growing in reputation yearly.

Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall is located in the heart of Taipei City. The area is 250,000 square meters and it is the attraction most visited by foreign tourists. Outside the gate of Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, there are poles carrying the sign of true rightness. The architecture of Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall is inspired by Tiantan in Beijing.

Between 2004-2010, Taipei Tower was considered the tallest building. Taipei 101 is one of the few buildings in the world equipped with double-deck elevators.

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Restaurant Prices in Taipei are 62.70% lower than in Sydney


Groceries prices in Taipei are 9.99% lower than in Melbourne


Take a taxi from 0.84 AUD per kilometre
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One way ticket in local transport is 0.84 AUD

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