City Orientation Walking Tour, Taipei

City Orientation Walking Tour, Taipei

Taipei City greets visitors with a great variety of tourist attractions. Being the commercial and cultural heart of Taiwan, it has a tons of sites with international significance. The following tour will take you to some of most important and well-known destinations in Taipei.
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" on iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad. Watch the video below to learn more about how the app works.

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Guide Name: City Orientation Walking Tour
Guide Location: Taiwan » Taipei (See other walking tours in Taipei)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.0 km
Author: irenebo
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Shin Kong Life Tower

1) Shin Kong Life Tower

Shin Kong Life Tower, constructed in 1993, consists of 51 floors and has a total height of 245 m, making it one of the highest buildings in Taiwan. The first twelve floors house a department store, with the higher levels housing various business offices. There is also an amazing observatory on the 46th floor. The Shin Kong Life Tower perfectly combines the functions of mega-store, office building and public...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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National Taiwan Museum

2) National Taiwan Museum (must see)

National Taiwan Museum, founded in 1908, is the oldest in Taiwan. The building represents both Renaissance and Baroque styles and received the title of National Historical Monument in 1998. The museum contains five departments-anthropology, earth sciences, zoology, botany and education.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 9:30 am – 5:00...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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228 Peace Memorial Park

3) 228 Peace Memorial Park (must see)

228 Peace Memorial Park was the first European-style park in the country. Its name comes from the day (February 28, 1947) the historic White Terror period of Taiwan began. Thousands of Taiwanese were killed or imprisoned during an anti-government uprising that began when protesters took over the radio station that was established in this park. The park occupies 71,520 sq m and houses Taipei 228 Memorial Museum and a number of memorials to victims of those...   view more
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Presidential Office Building

4) Presidential Office Building (must see)

The Presidential Office Building is the highest authority building in Taiwan. It has four ground floors, one underground floor and a whopping ten entrances. The total number of rooms in the building is about 300, most of which are used as business offices. A section of the building is opened to the public during specific daytime...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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National Theater and Concert Hall

5) National Theater and Concert Hall (must see)

The National Theater and National Concert Hall are twin performing arts venues at Liberty Square in Zhongzheng District, Taipei, Taiwan. Completed in 1987, the landmarks stand on the south and north sides of the square with Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall to the east. Together the venues are referred to by the abbreviation NTCH. These twin buildings harmoniously combine elements of traditional Chinese architecture with modern trends. The square itself sits near Ketagalan Boulevard, site of the...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall

6) Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall (must see)

The Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall is a famous monument, landmark and tourist attraction erected in memory of Chiang Kai-shek, former President of the Republic of China. It is located in Zhongzheng District, Taipei, Republic of China (ROC). The Memorial Hall is white with four sides. The roof is blue and octagonal, a shape that picks up the symbolism of the number eight, a number traditionally associated in Asia with abundance and good fortune. Two sets of white stairs, each with 89 steps to...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Youth Park

7) Youth Park

Visitors of all ages will enjoy visiting this soothing piece of nature in the center of the busy city. Among the attractions the park offers are a golf course, tennis courts, and a swimming pool. The beautiful, natural elements of the park attract local painters and photographers who want to capture its beauty in their...   view more

Walking Tours in Taipei, Taiwan

ZhongZheng District Walking Tour

ZhongZheng District Walking Tour

The city of Taipei is surrounded by mountains on three sides and is Taiwan's most-frequented city. With twelve distinct districts, Taipei has a lot to offer visitors in the way of entertainment, education, dining, etc. The Zhongzheng district has a great list of attractions, which you will find highlighted in this next tour.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
Museums Tour

Museums Tour

One of the world's leading international cities, Taipei is the educational, political, economic and cultural core of Taiwan. Within the city, you will see a number of great galleries, museums, shopping centers and so much more. If you want to become more familiar with the cultural life and history of Taipei, visit the fabulous museums highlighted in the next walking tour.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 km
Art Galleries Tour

Art Galleries Tour

Taipei, the largest city of Taiwan, lies in the northern part of the island, on the Danshui River. It is a city devoted to cultural history and the arts, which can be seen in the many galleries it is home to. If you wish to get acquainted with some of Taipei's contemporary art, don't miss the galleries featured in this walking tour.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 km
Zhongshan District Walking Tour

Zhongshan District Walking Tour

Taipei is the business, commercial and cultural heart of Taiwan. It's Zhongshan District, situated in the western part of the city, takes it's name from Sun Yat-sen, also known as Sun Zhongshan. This area has a lot of interesting attractions to offer curious tourists. The following tour will provide you with a fascinating walk through Zhongshan District.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.6 km
Souvenir Shopping Part 1

Souvenir Shopping Part 1

It would be a pity to leave Taipei without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Taipei, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 km
Souvenir Shopping Part 2

Souvenir Shopping Part 2

It would be a pity to leave Taipei without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Taipei, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.6 km

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