Taipei is the largest city in Taiwan and has acted as the de facto capital of the Republic of China since its establishment in 1949. Located on the Danshui River, Taipei is the economic, cultural and political hub of Taiwan.
Visit the National Chaing Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, built in honor of the late president of the Republic of China, Chaing Kai-Shek. The memorial was built by a Chinese architect based out of Taiwan named Yang Cho-cheng and demonstrates some stunning elements of Chinese architecture. Taipei 101 is one of the world’s tallest skyscrapers, as well as one of the Seven New Wonders of the World as declared by Newsweek. To experience youth culture at its finest and sneak in some shopping, make sure to explore Ximending, a well-known consumer district often referred to as the Harajuku of Taipei. If it’s an outdoor adventure that you desire, explore the bamboo forests, hot springs and mountains of Yangmingshan National Park, which is home to over 1,200 species of plants.