Vital Facts and Numbers
Currency: Taiwan New Dollar (TWD)
Dialling Code: +886
Emergency Number: 119 (Ambulance and Fire), 110 (Police)
Where To Stay
Palais de Chine Hotel
This modern, stylish hotel offers 286 rooms, including 12 suites and 2 presidential suites, many with spacious bathtubs and stunning city views. Unique details set this hotel apart, like the imported French art and furniture, the chandeliers and a life-size wooden horse statue in the lobby. Foodies will love exploring the restaurants and bars on site, which include upscale Cantonese dining and an elegant European tea salon.
Address: No. 3, Section 1, Chengde Road, Taipei 103, Taiwan,
Swiio Hotel Da’an
With its sleek, predominantly white and ultra-modern decor, this striking boutique hotel offers light-filled rooms with twin or double bed configurations. Quirky features like its stark, futuristic-looking corridors, or the automated toilet seats, Bose speakers and power-operated window blinds in the rooms, make it a unique spot to lay your head.
Address: No. 185, Section 1, Da’an Rd, Da’an District, Taipei 106, Taiwan
This upscale design hotel is located in the city’s bustling Da’an district and offers chic postmodern architecture with timber, stone and leather accents. The hotel has 42 rooms in total, as well as rooftop pool, a bakery, a seafood and steak restaurant as well as a smart cocktail bar.
Address: No. 56, Section 1, Da’an Rd, Da’an District, Taipei City 106, Taiwan
Where To Eat
No 168 Prime Steakhouse
Fine wines and superb steaks offered in a modern, spacious venue with dark timber tables, high ceilings and a wood-fired oven.
Address: No. 168, Jingye 4th Rd, Zhongshan District, Taipei City 104, Taiwan
Modern Taiwanese restaurant offering an innovative seasonal menu, served up in a vast, airy space with a uniquely shaped open kitchen.
Address: No. 301, Le Qun 3rd Road, Taipei City 104, Taiwan
Yen Chinese Restaurant
Inventive Chinese dishes whipped up in a modern, spacious eatery located on the 31st floor, offering striking views across the city.
Address: 10 Zhongxiao East Road, Sec. 5, Xinyi District, Taipei 110, Taiwan
What To Do
Shilin Night Market
Unique Chinese street food, like omelettes, noodles and xiao long bao dumplings, as well as Singaporean, Japanese and European cuisine, offered in a buzzing, open setting.
Address: Lane 101, Wenlin Rd, Shilin District, Taipei City 111, Taiwan
Water Moon Tea House
This exotic tea house will make you feel like you’ve been transported back to the days of Old Shanghai. Take a tea appreciation class as you sample some of the region’s finest brews.
Address: No. 2, Alley 15, Lane 180, Section 2, Fuxing S Rd, Da’an District, Taipei City 106, Taiwan
With The Family
Get up close to koalas, penguins and pandas in Taiwan’s only century-old zoo.
Address: No. 30, Section 2, Xinguang Road, Taipei 116, Taiwan
Maokong Mountain Gondola
From the zoo, ride the cable car up to the top of Maokong Mountain where you’ll be rewarded with spectacular panoramic city views.
Address: No. 8, Section 2, Xinguang Rd., Wenshan Dist., Taipei City 116, Taiwan
Taiwan is the 20th largest economy in the world and one of Asia’s richest, which is how it earned its nickname as one of Asia’s ‘four tigers’. Taipei is the capital city of Taiwan and in 2014 it ranked as the 29th richest city in the world by GDP. In 2014, Taipei generated more than half of the country’s GDP.
Taiwan’s economy once centred around agriculture, although these days this sector is one of its smallest. While 70% of Taiwan’s GDP comes from providing services, the country’s main industry is electronics. Other leading industries include petrochemicals, textiles, rubber and plastic machinery, information and communications technology, as well as banking and insurance.
Taiwan mainly exports to China, Hong Kong and the United States, and key exports include electronic parts and components, basic metals, plastics and rubber.
Taiwan primarily imports from China, Japan and the United States and main imports include mineral products and basic metals, organic chemicals, oil, electronic products, machines and engines.
Tourism, organic farming, biotechnology and healthcare are all sectors which are on the rise in Taiwan.
Taipei Main Station: Tourist Information Centre
Address: No. 3, Beiping W. Rd., Zhongzheng District, Taipei City 100, Taiwan
Opening Hours: Open daily 8am – 8pm
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