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.
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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)

Established in 1908 by the colonial government during Taiwan's period of Japanese rule, the National Taiwan Museum is the oldest museum in Taiwan. It has witnessed Taiwan's history and recorded its natural and humanitarian developments. Through this window, one may catch a glimpse of Taiwan's evolution with regard to the fields of earth sciences, humanitarian developments, zoology, and botany. The building represents both Renaissance and Baroque styles and received the title of...   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 urban park in Taiwan, placed on the grounds of the Colonial Governor's Office (today's Presidential Office Building). 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...   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 on weekdays during specific daytime hours.

Designed by architect Uheiji Nagano during the period of Japanese rule of Taiwan (1895–1945), the structure was damaged in Allied bombing during...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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National Theater & Concert Hall

5) National Theater & 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. These twin buildings harmoniously combine elements of traditional Chinese architecture with modern trends. The square itself sits near Ketagalan Boulevard, site of the Presidential Office Building, the National Central Library, 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 national monument, landmark and tourist attraction erected in memory of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, former President of the Republic of China. Surrounded by a park, it stands at the east end of Taipei's Liberty Square and is flanked on the north and south by the National Theater and National Concert Hall.

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...   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

Create Your Own Walk in Taipei

Create Your Own Walk in Taipei

Creating your own self-guided walk in Taipei is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
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
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
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
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
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

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