Whether it is shopping, history, amazing local food, or just a window to Taiwan’s fascinating history, this city has it all. Book a cheap flight to Taipei and see why this international city is a mandatory stop on any East Asian itinerary.
Taipei’s sub-tropical climate produces dark, rainy springs and steamy summers; fall is the most pleasant time of year. Typhoon season runs from May to October, with its peak in August and September; winters can be cold, but never enough to snow.
When to fly to Taipei
With soggy springs and scorching summers, fall is the best time to visit.
Getting around Taipei
The trains and busses are clean and efficient, though taxis might be the most convenient way to get around. Renting a car isn’t necessary unless you’re heading out of the city.
Taipei insider information
Taiwan has been controlled by Europeans, the Japanese and, presently, the Chinese, but also boasts a lot of native culture and history. The effects of this constant changing of hands can be seen in its lack of much historic architecture, due to the Japanese bent on modernization at the end of the 19th century. The four remaining city gates that used to guard the old city stand as exceptions to this rule and are worth visiting.