Capital of Taiwan, Taipei City has a large number of places to explore and admire. As personal perspective, the city is clean enough if you compare with any other country/city in Asia that I have already visited. People is surprisingly civilized and respectful and I had no problem at all during my visit to this awesome city

So if you are planning or considering to visit Taipei, I will strongly recommend it. At least once. But..where to go and when?

The best time to visit Taipei is between October to December, taking in account that Typhoon season may ends in September or even October.

As many websites tell, the best month is November with pleasant temperatures.

I have visited Taipei the first week of October and fortunately I could avoid 2 typhoons. So the weather is a bit unpredictable

What to visit in Taipei?  Below I will number all the places I could visit in 1 week

Capital de Taiwán, Taipei tiene innumerables sitios dignos para visitar. Bajo punto de vista personal, la ciudad está minimamente limpia en comparación con otras ciudades o países de la zona. Los lugareños son bastante civilizados y respetuosos con los turistas y es difícil de encontrarles puntos negativos (siempre habrán excepciones).

Si tienes en mente visitar Taipei, recomendaría hacerlo entre los meses de Octubre a Diciembre. La temporada de tifones empieza en Julio y acaba en Octubre normalmente y eso hay que tenerlo muy en cuenta a la hora de viajar, además por las temperaturas y lluvias

Qué ver en Taipei en una semana? A continuación mis recomendaciones!

1. Xiangshan 象山 – Elephant Mountain

Despite is one of the most tourist and crowded places, it’s a must to climb its stairs for an amazing views of the City. Climb up won’t take more than 45 minutes and I would recommend to climb it up before sunset

To get there, take MRT to Xiangshan station (象山) Red Line 2, leave from Exit 2 and continue walking alongside the edge of the park. Easiest way is just to follow Xiangshan Hiking Trail 象山登山步道 indications along the way

A pesar de ser uno de los sitios más abarrotado de turistas, Xiangshan debe ser visitado sí o sí. Sus increíbles vistas valdrán la pena el sacrificio de sufrir sus incontables escalones y los turistas empujandose por sacarse un selfie. La mejor hora es justo antes del atardecer para disfrutar de unas vistas y colores únicos.

Para llegar allí, coger MRT hasta Xiangshan station (象山) salida 2 y continuar caminando a lo largo del parque siguiendo indicaciones de Xiangshan Hiking Trail 象山登山步道. Es difícil perderse

2. Confucius Temple 台北市孔廟

The temple is located near Yuanshan Station (圓山) and next to Bao’an Temple, so you can visit both temples within few minutes

To get there, take MRT to Yuanshan Station (圓山) and leave by Exit 2. Walk down by Kulun St (庫倫街), take a right at the intersection of Dalong St (大龍街)

Templo localizado cerca del templo de Bao’an, merece la pena de echar un vistazo.

Para llegar allí, coger MRT hasta Yuanshan Station (圓山) salida 2 y caminar por Kulun St (庫倫街). Girar a mano derecha por Dalong St (大龍街) y estará justo en frente.

3. Bao’an Temple 大龍峒保安宮

Located next to Confucius Temple 台北市孔廟 is also a must to visit

Templo localizado justo al lado de Confucius Temple 台北市孔廟. Su diseño es digno de admirar!

4. Martyrs’ Shrine 國民革命忠烈祠

Also one of the most visited places, Martyrs’ Shrine is a good spot to have a look if you are really interested to see the Changing of the Guards. The location is slightly remote, therefore you have to take MRT + bus

To get there, take MRT to Jiantan station (劍潭), leave Exit 1 and go to the bus stop to the right side. Take bus 267, 556, 902, or 紅3區 to Martyr’s Shrine 忠烈祠

Is this place avoidable? I think yes

I reached to the Shrine by walking from Dazhi Station (Line 1 Brown) and on the way I could visited a local market. Yet the walk is pleasant and won’t take more than 30 minutes

Uno de los lugares más populares de Taipei, Martyrs’ Shrine puede resultar interesante si quieres ver el famoso espectáculo del cambio de guardia de los soldados. Su localización es algo remota, por lo que tendrias que coger autobus y metro

Para llegar allí, coger MTR hasta Jiantan station (劍潭) salida 1 y coger el bus que está justo a mano derecha. Autobuses disponibles: 267, 556, 902, ó 紅3區 a Martyrs’ Shrine 忠烈祠
Otra forma de llegar es coger MTR hasta Dazhi Station y caminar hasta allí. A lo largo del camino habrá unos mercadillos locales y las calles son realmente tranquilas.
Sin embargo, este lugar es perfectamente evitable si vas justo de tiempo

5. Tamsui 淡水 – Danshui

Also despite is one of the most tourist and crowded places, Tamsui is a must to visit especially during sunset time. The landscape is really awesome and the sunset may be breathtaking like the one I could experienced

The area is full of cafes, hawkers, shops…so can spend half day here if you don’t mind the crowds

To get there, take MRT to Tamsui (淡水) Red Line 2 and exit on the left

Otro de los lugares más concurridos de Taipei, Tamsui debe ser visitado sí o sí también. Sobre todo para ver su increíble atardecer que lo hace realmente único! A pesar de ésto, en la zona podrás disfrutar de un agradable paseo y tiendecitas de todo tipo

Par llegar allí, coger MRT a Tamsui (淡水) salida 2

6. Yangmingshan National Park 陽明山

Yangmingshan is located in northern Taipei city. The area has a large number of hiking trails, parks, wildlife…so unless you dedicate several days to this park, is going to be impossible to visit it entirely. As suggestion, focus on 1 or 2 places and visit them. Depending of your visit purposes (hiking, photography,…), you have several choices.

I only could visit Qingtiangang Grassland and its 6-7km trail towards Fengguikou through Dingshan Shitiling Trail . The views on the top are really stunning but the hike itself may be a bit boring. The end of the hike is in the middle of nowhere and there is only one bus stop road down to Fengguizui. As I per read, there is a bus passing by there every hour and the last bus is about 5-6pm

Yangmingshan se encuentra al norte de Taipei y esta zona es famosa por sus innumerables senderos y naturaleza. Para ver toda esta zona harían falta mínimo una semana y un vehículo, ya que el acceso no es su punto fuerte. Por lo que si el viaje es de sólo unos pocos días, recomendaría visitar 1 o 2 sitios aquí según intereses (senderismo, fotografía…) e ir a por ellos!

En mi visita solamente pude ver Qingtiangang Grassland y su ruta de 7km hasta Fengguikou a través del sendero Dingshan Shitiling. Las vistas desde el comienzo de la ruta son maravillosas pero nada más. El resto del camino es prácticamente roca y árboles. Al final de la ruta te deja en mitad de la nada, por lo que habría que caminar un poco hacia abajo hasta una parada de autobuses Fengguizui o utilizar Uber


To get to Qingtiangang Grassland Trails, take the bus 108 or S15 to Qingtiangang (擎天崗) from Yangmingshan bus station and then transfer to another bus to the destination you want to visit, such as Xiaoyoukeng (小油坑), Lengshuikeng (冷水坑), and Qingtiangang Grassland Trails (擎天崗). To get to the bus station, take MRT to Jiantan station (劍潭) and leave Exit 1. You can use the EasyCard to pay all buses to Yangmingshan!

Para llegar a Qingtiangang Grassland Trails, coger autobús 108 o S15 en la estación de autobuses Yangmingshan hasta Qingtiangang (擎天崗). Una vez allí, cambiar de autobus hasta el destino elegido: Xiaoyoukeng (小油坑), Lengshuikeng (冷水坑), ó  Qingtiangang Grassland Trails (擎天崗). Para llegar a la estación de autobuses Yangmingshan, coger MRT hasta Jiantan (劍潭) salida 1. Puedes utilizar la EasyCard para pagar todos los trayectos!

7. Maokong 貓空

Maokong is a village located on the top of the mountain with nice views of Taipei City. The area has many spots to have a look, as well as shops and tea shops as it’s truly popular this place.

To get there, take MRT to Taipei Zoo (動物園). Transfer to the Maokong Gondola, a cable-car service that climbs up the mountain to the peak at Maokong. Alternative, take the bus S10 that operates between Taipei Zoo Station and the peak at Maokong. As suggestion, take one way by cable car and another way by bus. The way down by cable car is less crowded that the way up. I was practically alone in the cable car during by way down so I really could enjoy of an amazing views quietly. You can use EasyCard for the cable car and bus!

Once on the top, I recommend to walk through Zhangshu Trail. It’s really stunning and relaxing.

There is another unusual trail on the way to Zhinan Temple towards Caonan Bridge and its surroundings. If you have enough time, can have a walk or bus. The road ends at the bridge with a little river and another trail continues road up

Maokong es una aldea situada en lo alto de una montaña con vistas de Taipei. Esta zona es popular por sus cafeterías y té.

Para llegar allí hay varios modos, coger MRT hasta Taipei Zoo (動物園) y coger el teleférico hasta la cima de Maokong. La alternativa es coger el autobus S10 que opera entre Taipei Zoo Station y Maokong. Recomendaría coger teleférico y autobús para disfrutar de los dos trayectos. Volver en teleférico es mi recomendación ya que estará prácticamente vacío y podrías disfrutar de unas vistas increíbles para ti solo! Se puede utilizar EasyCard para ambos servicios

Una vez en Maokong, recomendaría también pasear por Zhangshu Trail. Es realmente bonito y tranquilo

Otro sitio que no es nada conocido y que recorrí fué Caonan Bridge siguiendo las indicaciones hacia Zhinan Temple. La carretera acaba en un puente y no está nada mal echarle un vistazo si se dispone de tiempo suficiente

8. Dadaocheng Park 大稻埕碼頭

Not as popular as Tamsui, Dadaocheng Park offers stunning sunset landscapes and the place is surprisingly emptier than expected. Perfect place for a walk, cycling or just enjoy of a beautiful sunset.

To get there, I would recommend to take MRT to Beimen Station (塔城街), leave Exit 3 and stroll to the north firstly before go to Dadaocheng Park. The streets on this area are really beautiful and traditional. Full of shops, cafes and markets, you can feel the old Taipei on these streets

Dadaocheng Park no es quizás tan popular como Tamsui pero su atardecer y vistas no defraudan. Además de ello, el lugar es bastante tranquilo y es ideal para pasear o montar en bici

Para llegar allí, recomendaría coger MTR hasta Beimen Station (塔城街) salida 3 y caminar hacia el norte hasta el parque. A lo largo del camino disfrutarás de las míticas y tradicionales calles Taiwanesas llenas de tiendas, cafeterías y mercados.

9. Longshan Temple 龍山寺

The most popular temple in Taiwan is a must to see. In the right side of the entry there are 2 stunning waterfalls that can’t skip them.

To get there, take MRT to Longshan Temple (龍山寺) and leave by Exit 1 and continue walking a bit after exiting.

El templo más popular de Taiwán no puede faltar. Justo a mano derecha de la entrada hay 2 increíbles cascadas dignas de ver!

Para llegar allí, coger MRT hasta Longshan Temple (龍山寺) salida 1 y caminar un par de minutos

10. Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall 中正紀念堂

The most important landmark in Taiwan can’t be missed! Besides the main hall, the large complex includes the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Park (中正紀念公園), National Concert Hall (國家音樂廳), and the National Theater (國家戲劇院)

To get there, take Red Line 2 or Green Line 3 to Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall (中正紀念堂)

El monumento por excelencia más importante de Taiwán tampoco puede faltar su visita. El complejo se compone por Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Park (中正紀念公園), National Concert Hall (國家音樂廳), y National Theater (國家戲劇院), además del enorme Hall

Para llegar allí, coger MRT hasta Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall (中正紀念堂) y seguir indicaciones

11. Treasure Hill – Taipei artist village

Not as popular as it should be, this place is really beautiful and artistic! Perfect for chilling, photographers and a pleasant walk. It’s full of spots for those photography lovers. Worth to visit if you have 2-3 hours

To get there, take MRT to Gongguan Station (公館) and leave Exit 3. Then you have to walk through Gongguan Night Market, turn right on the crossing towards Keelung Road . The place is indicated along the way so is not easy to get lost

Lugar no muy conocido pero que vale la pena su visita si estás por la zona y eres un apasionado de la fotografía. Este lugar fué una recomendación de última hora y realmente impacta su encanto

Para llegar allí, coger MRT hasta Gongguan Station (公館) salida 3 y sigue las indicaciones hasta Treasure Hill. Caminarás a través de un mercado y luego gira a mano derecha hacia Keelung Road

12. Raohe Night Market 饒河街觀光夜市

For foodie lovers, this market is really great and easy to get there. Just take MRT to Songshan Station and leave Exit 3 or 5

Ideal para pasear y amantes de la comida! Para llegar allí, coger MRT hasta Songshan Station salida 3 o 5

13. Shilin Night Market

One of the most popular and largest in Taiwan is a must to see for food lovers. To get there, take MRT to Jiantan Station (劍潭) and leave Exit 1

Otro gran mercado para los amantes de la comida. Para llegar allí, coger MRT hasta Jiantan Station (劍潭) salida 1

14. Ningxia Night Market 寧夏夜市

Another night market but this is mainly to enjoy Taiwanese snacks. To get there, take MRT to Shuanglian Station (雙連) and leave Exit 1

Otro mercado pero este está más enfocado en snacks típicos Taiwaneses! Para llegar allí, coger MRT hasta Shuanglian Station (雙連) salida 1

This website provides further info about more places and transportation details! Good to have a look

Hope you enjoy your trip!


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