In 1949, Taipei City was named the Capital city for the Republic of China. Located in the northern part of the island of Taiwan, Taipei has the highest population density in the country and is the center of Taiwan's political, economic and cultural development.
As inclusive as the Taipei City, one is always being surprised by what she can offer to you. The existence of historical monuments, green conservation, arts and leisure form a unique and diverse charm of Taipei. Taipei City has different festivals throughout the year from New Year's Eve, the Lantern Festival, and Mid Autumn Festival to Christmas Celebration.
Climate and weather
Taipei has a semi-tropical climate. Although it is hot and with high humidity in summer and chilly in winter, you will not see four distinct seasons in Taipei. The best times to visit are during the fall, when the weather is a little cooler, and rainfall is at its lowest.
Taipei MRT Taipei City is currently the most convenient public transportation to travel inside the Taipei City which is not only loved by the Taipei citizens but also travelers. In addition, Sightseeing bus routes are well-planned and it provides convenient, comfortable and friendly sightseeing tour services to various sightseeing tours areas. The combined usage of these two services, tourists can easily get around the city during the stay in Taiwan.
There are numerous local gourmets to choose from ranging from oyster noodles, medicine stewed ribs, pepper cake to the most well-known Chinese dumplings in Shanghai style and you can find all these in the night markets in Shihlin Street. Considered by many to be the king of Taipei's night markets, the sprawling Shilin Night Market is a nightly carnival of snacking and shopping. As Taipei's oldest night market, Raohe Street is a single pedestrian lane stretching between two ornate gates. You will find a great assortment of Taiwanese treats arranging from pork ribs in herbal broth, vermicelli and oysters, spicy stinky tofu to steamed buns.
The famous Taipei 101 located in the Xinyi District is the best place to see the view of the Taipei city and to shop. Towering above the city like the gigantic bamboo stalk it was designed to resemble, Taipei 101 is impossible to miss. At 508m, Taipei 101 held the title of 'world's tallest building' for a number of years, though it now must be content with the world's tallest green building. Liberty Square, The Taipei Zoo (Muzha Zoo) and Taipei Fine Arts Museum are attractions for family travelers who are interested in the humanity history and arts in Taipei.
Exit & Entry Permit for the Taiwan Area of the Republic of China (Taiwan Visa)
Online Application / Landing visa
Those applicants who had visited Taiwan or you are the residents of Hong Kong and born in Hong Kong can file an online application or apply for a landing visa with TWD300 application fee. They were required to produce a valid/expired permit (in form of a booklet, issued by ROC) to a ROC immigration officer together with the online application to enter Taiwan. In these cases, applicants' passports are not stamped. Such persons can apply for a permit at the website of the National Immigration Agency.
Paper – from permit Application
For residents of Hong Kong and born in Mainland, they can collect the permit (in form of a paper) at offices of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (also known as Chung Hwa Travel Service) in Hong Kong at Lippo Centre, Admiralty. They need to produce their application number, their British National (Overseas) passport or HKSAR passport (with at least 6-month validity), recent photograph, an envelope with their name and address, a copy of their Hong Kong Identity Card and Mainland Travel Permit for Hong Kong and Macau Residents upon collect of their paper-form permit. The application fee is HKD170 with 10 - 20 working days. The maximum period of stay is 30 days. The validity is three months.
Cheap hotel recommendations
Just Sleep Ximending locates in Ximending area, which perfectly illustrates the pop culture of Taipei. It is walking distance between Ximen Station and the hotel, you can easily get to other spots. Color Fun Inn, which near Songjiang Nanjing Station, is a trendy and warm hotel choice for your stay in Taipei. Itrip Taipei Inn provides you a comfortable environment to rest. The harmonious and relaxing atmosphere in Kingshi Hotel makes it a good choice for you trip in Taiwan. Caesar Park Hotel Taipei is next to Taipei Station, which is transportation hub and the commercial, shopping and entertainment center of the city, save your transit time to visit more places!