As the capital and largest city in Taiwan, Taipei is a place where the East and West come together. Home to the world’s tallest building, Taipei 101, as well as bustling industries and bright neon lights, this city will never fail to surprise you. It’s a hit for student group travel and study abroad and is a little less intense than mainland China. Within the past 30 years, Taipei has come a very long way, from countryside and fields of rice to the metropolis that it is today. The economy of Taipei has skyrocketed in the last few decades. Known as one of the safest and friendliest places to live, your parents will be happy to find out that the city of Taipei has few areas seen as unsafe! Taipei is a wonderful and welcoming city to visit, so book your student flight. There are plenty of budget rooms and discounted hotels in Taipei.
There are several prominent landmarks in Taipei. Look skyward at Taipei 101, the enormous financial and shopping center for Taiwan. It is said to represent bamboo rising and prospering from the earth. Another must-see is the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, with Zhongshan Park in front and a 19-foot statue inside. The National Concert Hall has stunning architecture and is great for viewing a Taiwanese dance troupe performance. Museums, parks, and temples are very frequent in Taipei. A few museums to visit include the National Palace Museum, Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan Storyland, and the Museum of Drinking Water. Some beautiful parks include the glorious Taipei Botanical Garden, Daan Forest Park, and 228 Peace Park. A temple you should definitely visit is the Longshan Temple, used for several generations as a holy area and place to get life-changing advice. Hot springs are popular bathing and spa areas in Taipei, so be sure to strip down and check out one of these, in order to get the full Taiwanese tour experience.