4-Day Taipei Adventure: Culture to Cuisine

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by Caleb

May 8, 2024 · 3 min read

Taipei 4 Days Itinerary

Embark on a 4-day Taipei escapade that seamlessly blends the old with the new. Begin your journey at the Taipei Palace Museum, where three hours will whisk you through a treasure trove of Chinese imperial art. Next, pay homage to a revolutionary at the National Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall before soaring to the heights of modern Taiwan at TAIPEI 101's observation deck. Day two invites you to the serene Chiang Kai-Shek Shilin Residence, followed by an artistic afternoon at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum. As dusk falls, the Shilin Night Market beckons with its bustling lanes of tantalizing street food and local wares. The third day takes a historical turn at the Bopiliao Historical Block, followed by the spiritual sanctuary of Longshan Temple. Reconnect with nature at Yangmingshan National Park, a verdant landscape of rolling hills and hot springs. Your final day in Taipei is a cultural treat, starting with the grandeur of the National Theater. Reflect on history at the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall before ending your tour with a stroll down Yongkang Street, a hub of culinary delights and quirky shops. This itinerary promises a rich tapestry of experiences, from Taipei's majestic landmarks to its intimate neighborhood corners.

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4 Days in Taipei Itinerary: Day 1

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Taipei Palace Museum

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Begin your Taipei adventure with a morning immersed in history at the Taipei Palace Museum. Nestled in the heart of Shilin District, this museum is a treasure trove of ancient Chinese artifacts and artworks. Allocate around three hours to wander through its vast halls, where you'll encounter everything from delicate porcelain to majestic bronze statues, all telling the tales of China's rich cultural heritage.

Attraction Info

  • No. 221, Sec 2, Zhi Shan Rd, Shilin District, Taipei City, Taiwan 111
  • Suggested tour duration: 3-4 hour
  • Open on Tue-Sun,9:00am-5:00pm;Closed on Mon,Library: Open every Tuesday to Saturday 09:00-17:00, closed on Sundays, Mondays and holidays. Zhang Daqian Memorial Hall: Opens at 10:30 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, closed on April 2 each year and holidays. Zhishan Garden: 08:00-17:00 from Tuesday to Sunday, closed every Monday. Zhide Garden: Free and open all year round.

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National Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall

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Next, pay homage to a great political leader at the National Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall. A short journey from the museum, this memorial offers a deep dive into the life and legacy of the founding father of the Republic of China. Spend a couple of hours exploring the exhibitions, and if timing aligns, catch the changing of the guards ceremony—an event that combines precision and solemnity.

Attraction Info

  • No. 505號, Section 4, Ren'ai Rd, Xinyi District, Taipei City, Taiwan 110
  • Suggested tour duration: 2-3 hour
  • Open from 9:00am-6:00pm

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TAIPEI 101

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Cap off your day with a visit to the iconic TAIPEI 101, a marvel of modern architecture and one of the world's tallest buildings. As the sun begins to set, ascend to the observation deck and bask in the panoramic views of Taipei's skyline. The two hours you'll spend here fly by as you take in the city from above and explore the building's high-end shops and gourmet dining options.

Attraction Info

  • No. 7, Section 5, Xinyi Rd, Xinyi District, Taipei City, Taiwan 110
  • Suggested tour duration: 2-4 hour
  • Open from 10:00am-9:00pm,Above is the operating hours for the observation deck 89F. The shopping center is open from Sunday to Thursday,11:00-21:30, and on Fridays and Saturdays from 11:00-22:00.
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4 Days in Taipei Itinerary: Day 2

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Chiang Kai-Shek Shilin Residence

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Begin your second day in Taipei with a serene morning at the Chiang Kai-Shek Shilin Residence, where history and tranquility intertwine. Nestled in the heart of Shilin District, this former home of the late President Chiang Kai-Shek offers a glimpse into the past with its well-preserved living quarters and a stroll through the beautifully landscaped gardens. Allow yourself a couple of hours to soak in the elegance and historical significance of this peaceful retreat.

Attraction Info

  • No. 60, Fulin Rd., Shilin Dist., Taipei City 111005 , Taiwan
  • Suggested tour duration: 2-3 hour
  • Open on Tue-Sun,9:30am-12:00pm;Open on Tue-Sun,1:30pm-5:00pm;Closed on Mon;Closed during Spring Festival,Ching Ming Festival,Dragon Boat Festival,Mid-Autumn Festival

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Taipei Fine Arts Museum

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Continue your cultural journey at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, a beacon of artistic expression in the Zhongshan District. As you wander through the spacious galleries, you'll be captivated by the diverse collection of contemporary art that tells the story of Taiwan's rich artistic heritage. Set aside two hours to fully engage with the thought-provoking exhibitions and interactive installations that make this museum a must-visit for art lovers.

Attraction Info

  • No.181, Sec. 3, Zhongshan N. Rd., Zhongshan Dist., Taipei City 10461, Taiwan
  • Suggested tour duration: 2-4 hour
  • Open on Tue-Fri, Sun,9:30am-5:30pm;Open on Sat,9:30am-8:30pm;Closed on Mon

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Shilin Night Market

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As the sun sets, immerse yourself in the bustling energy of Shilin Night Market, Taipei's most famous nocturnal hotspot. With its maze of stalls offering everything from tantalizing street food to unique souvenirs, this characteristic neighborhood promises an unforgettable evening. Spend a couple of hours savoring the flavors, sounds, and sights of this vibrant market, a perfect way to cap off an exhilarating day in Taipei.

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4 Days in Taipei Itinerary: Day 3

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Bopiliao Historical Block

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Begin your third day in Taipei with a journey back in time at Bopiliao Historical Block, nestled in the heart of Wanhua District. As you stroll through the lane of Lane 173, Kangding Rd, you'll be enveloped by the charm of historic buildings and characteristic neighborhoods that have stood the test of time. Set aside an hour to immerse yourself in the cultural tapestry and architectural wonders that tell tales of Taipei's storied past. This preserved quarter offers a unique glimpse into the city's rich heritage, making it an essential stop for history buffs and culture enthusiasts alike.

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  • Lane 173, Kangding Rd, Wanhua District, Taipei City, Taiwan 108
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  • Open on Tue-Sun,9:00am-6:00pm

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Longshan Temple

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After delving into the historical narratives of Bopiliao, a short walk leads you to the spiritual sanctuary of Longshan Temple. Located at No. 211, Guangzhou St, this temple is a beacon of tranquility amidst the bustling cityscape. Dedicate an hour to explore the intricate carvings and serene atmosphere of one of Taipei's most revered temples. As you wander through its hallowed halls, you'll witness a harmonious blend of devotees and curious visitors, all seeking solace or a glimpse into the local religious practices that have been a cornerstone of the community for generations.

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  • No. 211, Guangzhou St, Wanhua District, Taipei City, Taiwan 10853
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Yangmingshan National Park

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Conclude your day's adventure with a refreshing escape to Yangmingshan National Park, a natural paradise that sits a world away from the urban energy. With 2 hours to bask in the park's beauty, you'll find yourself surrounded by lush landscapes and blooming flora at 1-20 Zhuzihu Road, Yangming Mountain. Whether you're indulging in a leisurely hike, capturing the picturesque vistas, or simply enjoying the tranquility, Yangmingshan National Park offers a heavenly retreat that rejuvenates the soul and provides the perfect contrast to the historic explorations of your day.

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  • 1-20 Zhuzihu Road, Yangming Mountain, Taipei
  • Suggested tour duration: 2-4 hour
  • Open 24 hours

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4 Days in Taipei Itinerary: Day 4

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National Theater

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Starting the final day of our Taipei adventure, the National Theater stands as our first stop, a beacon of performing arts nestled at No. 21-1, Zhongshan S. Rd. This architectural masterpiece isn't just a feast for the eyes; it's a cultural hub where the performing arts come to life. With an hour to soak in the ambiance, visitors can marvel at the traditional Chinese palace-style architecture and perhaps catch a glimpse of rehearsals or the day's preparations, promising an inspiring start to the day.

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  • No21-1, Zhongshan S. Rd.,, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Suggested tour duration: 1-2 hour
  • Open from 11:30am-9:00pm

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Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall

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A short stroll away, the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall awaits as our second destination. This grand monument, located at No. 21, Zhongshan South Road, stands in memory of the former President of the Republic of China. Spend an hour here to witness the changing of the guards, explore the vast halls that narrate stories of history and leadership, and take a moment to appreciate the serene beauty of the surrounding gardens and ponds — a true testament to Taiwan's rich heritage.

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  • No. 21, Zhongshan South Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City
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Yongkang Street

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Concluding our Taipei escapade, Yongkang Street offers a vibrant finale. This characteristic neighborhood, known for its bustling atmosphere and delectable eats, invites travelers to wander for a couple of hours. From trendy cafes to traditional Taiwanese eateries, Yongkang Street, located in the Daan District, is a paradise for foodies and shoppers alike. It's the perfect place to gather souvenirs, indulge in local flavors, and reflect on the unforgettable memories made over the past four days.

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  • Yongkang Street, Daan District, Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Suggested tour duration: 2-3 hour
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Highlights:

·Visit the "Treasury of Chinese Culture", and appreciate the collection of Chinese historical artifacts and artistic masterpieces.

·Take a leisurely stroll through Zhishan Garden and Zhide Garden, where you can experience the beauty and tranquility of the gardens.

·The exhibits are regularly changed based on different themes to cater to the exploration of ancient Chinese culture by diverse travelers. Don't miss the chance to appreciate the rich history and artistic traditions of China!


The collection of the museum is rich and diverse, with a large number of items, which can be broadly divided into categories such as bronzes, paintings, ceramics, books, handicrafts and imperial court artifacts.

The museum is located in the Shilin District of Taipei and features a traditional Chinese palace architecture in its exterior.


Enjoy the view of the "Meat-Shaped Stone", which is one of the four famous peculiar stones in China.


Visitors can enjoy classic calligraphy and paintings at the museum.

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TAIPEI 101
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Highlights:

·Take the trip to the observation deck of Taipei 101, where you can overlook the mountains, sea, and the city, experiencing the beauty of Taipei.

·Explore the diverse shopping centers within the building, which can offer you a unique shopping and enertainment experience.

·Do not miss the annual New Year's Eve fireworks display at Taipei 101, along with the various New Year's activities, providing you with a spectacular visual feast!


The Taipei 101 building is a landmark of Taiwai, with its unique exterior design blending traditional and modern elements, symbolizing Taiwan's culture and spirit of innovation.


The building incorporates elements of Eastern classical culture and local Taiwan characteristics, resembling a sturdy bamboo that rises steadily and flexibly. Additionally, high-tech materials and creative lighting are used to create a transparent and clear visual effect.


The high-altitude observation deck offers a 360-degree panoramic view of Greater Taipei, allowing visitors to take in the unobstructed views.


The 89th floor creates a dreamlike scene, immersing visitors into a magical wonderland, which is truly enchanting.

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Shilin Night Market
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Highlights:
Shilin Night Market is comprised of two major blocks. One block is a commercial street centered on Yangming Theatre and Cicheng Palace that features boutiques, clothing stores, shoe stores, and sporting goods stores where the small and inexpensive items can be found. The other part is the food street, which brings together all kinds of gourmet snacks from all over.
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Taipei Zoo
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Highlights:

• One of urban zoo, easily accessible by Muzha Line MRT

• There are more than 400 species of animals in the park, which are the largest in Southeast Asia.

• The park is well-equipped with many recreational spaces and drinking fountains

△ The exhibition areas in the park include Taiwan’s native animal area, children’s zoo area, insect hall, education center, koala hall, giant panda hall (Xinguang Special Exhibition Hall), Asian tropical rainforest area, desert animal area, Australian animal area, African animal area, bird area, amphibian and reptile hall, temperate animal area, penguin hall, etc. Animals that are not easy to see in ordinary life can be seen here with your own eyes. Through professional and detailed explanations, you can better understand the lives of the animals. The environment and habits have the significance of education, conservation research and leisure and entertainment.

△ You can also observe the cute national treasure giant panda up close

△ The zoo campus is like a diversified museum. It is a teaching museum that can show the diversity of life. It is a conservation base for wild animals and provides the public with rich and intellectual recreational attractions.

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National Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall
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Highlights:
Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall is located in the center of Taipei City. In the early days of its opening, it mainly displayed cultural relics related to the historical relics of Sun Yat-sen. Today, it is mostly used for cultural performances or award ceremonies, and it is a large-scale performance venue. The Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall is divided into five areas, including the Memorial Hall, Green Lake, Zhongshan Park, Zhongshan Stele Forest and Zhongshan Park Square. The building is three stories high, and each floor has its own function. On the north side of the first floor is a large hall with lecture halls, Zhongshan Lecture Hall, and Yixian Bookstore; on the second floor is the Zhongshan Gallery and Dr. Sun Yat-sen Library, where the gallery often invites well-known artists to exhibit; Deming Art Gallery and Yixian Screening Room; on the ground floor there are Cuiheng Art Gallery, Zaizhixuan, Cuixi Art Gallery, book and newspaper reading room, and audio-visual center. There is a bronze statue of Mr. Sun Yat-sen on the south side of the first floor of the memorial hall. There are guards on each side of the bronze statue, which are sent by the army, navy and air force in turn. During the changing of the guard ceremony on the hour every day, a non-commissioned officer will lead two changing guards to walk into the hall from the left side of the hall with high legs, to the front to salute the father of the country. The guards on guard stepped down from the post and lined up with the guards who received the post to complete a series of actions such as gun inspection. After salute the statue of Mr. Sun Yat-sen, the guards who received the post walked to their post. The whole process took about 15 minutes, and the movements were neat and uniform. . Outside the memorial hall is a green lake with weeping willows swaying in the wind; there is also a 120-meter-long health trail paved with dark green pebbles, a speciality of Hualien; Zhongshan Park is one of the parks popular with local citizens. Today's Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall has become a comprehensive place for citizens to relax and enjoy art and cultural performances. During holidays, young students can often be seen rehearsing dances here, and many citizens will come here for walks and exercise when the weather is good, and many photographers will also take pictures here.
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