is the capital city of Taiwan
and is also one of the most populated regions in the world. Taipei has earned the global city title and currently remains the political, financial, educational, economic, and cultural hub in entire East Asia. The cityscape of Taipei is stunning with the iconic Taipei 101, the tallest skyscraper in the city, standing five hundred and nine meters tall, complete in a stunning bamboo shape. Taipei 101 is renowned for its superfast elevator, high-end shops within, and a high spot near the top from where the city is better viewed.
The National Palace Museum forms one of Taipei's tourist attractions with a large exhibition of Chinese Imperial artwork, transferred from its original place at the Beijing's Forbidden City and the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall back in 1949. More historical sites are located at Wanhua and Datong, some of Taipei's old neighborhoods. Some of the places are the Longshan Temple, built in 1978, to honor the Buddhist and Taoist gods.
Taipei is home to the busiest night markets in the country, complete with bright lights and crowds late into the evenings. Street food is a common factor in Taipei, especially in the bustily Shilin Market.
Visitors love to visit Beitou, a famous spa spot, offering amazingly refreshing soaks in the geothermal springs. Nearby, visitors also like to hike on Yangmingshan National Park, as well as take long trips in the tea area of Maokong via the four-kilometer long road accessible from Taipei Zoo.
Taipei is fantastic to visit all year round and registers moderately tolerable climate all through. During winter, from November
, the weather remains mild and pleasant. During summer, from June
, Taipei receives more visitors than in the other seasons because most days become hot and humid. However, typhoons are frequent anytime between August and October
On some specific days in January
and February, Taipei celebrates the renowned Lantern Festival, complete with the lights and music. Later, in March
, the people in Taipei take part in the Baosheng Cultural Festival, where the history and culture of the people are showcased in tremendous and beautiful presentations. Another considerable celebration in Taipei is held in June. It is dubbed "Taipei City God Festival", and it brings together the people of Taipei as well as visitors from far and wide.
28th, Confucius' Birthday is celebrated uniquely through special festivities. Another special event in Taipei is the October 10th celebrations of Taipei's National Day, complete in beautifully set parades, performances, and crowned by stunning fireworks visible across the night skyline.