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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Colloquial Area
“Teenager’s gathering area, also have a lot music bars and restaurant there.”
  • 114 locals recommend
“The most famous Buddhist (with Taoists contamination of course) temple in Taipei. An iconic view on the spiritual habits of the locals. Nearby, on the west side, there is a night market with street food and clothing, and a covered touristic street with massage saloons and restaurants serving snake or turtle meet. It makes a good combination with the visit to the temple.”
  • 60 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Built in 1908 by the Japanese, this Western-style building and its surrounding square located at Ximending is home to Taipei's creative and culture industry, hosting exhibitions and performances daily. Originally, the complex with built to serve as the first government-operated public-run market, and now is classed and preserved as a municipal heritage site. The building features an octagonal entrance and cross-shaped floor plan where merchants could showcase their goods. Today the market has modernised to become a space for the creative and art industry, including an outdoor Market for Artists and Designers located within the North Square. A small concert hall is located within the complex, and frequently hosts cultural events such as concerts and exhibitions. The square behind the main building is home to Taipei's largest LGBT district and a large number of outdoor bars (with great drinks and service) that welcome all patrons. Red House and Ximending MRT are only 8 minutes by MRT (Red line and Green line) from Dongmen MRT”
  • 33 locals recommend
Noodle House
“到了西門町,不來吃阿宗麵線,等於白來西門町了喔,一定要來吃。就算不吃,也要看看這個奇景(大家都站著吃,哈哈)這樣一個小店面,竟然可以有辦法讓人家大排長龍的等待,周圍的商家一定很眼紅吧。 他們家的湯頭有加柴魚,所以味道很鮮美,加上大腸好吃、麵線很細,簡直說的我口水要流下來,你快去嚐嚐看。距離我們很近。 #5 mins walk from Simon's house#”
  • 9 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
“便宜好吃的日本料理店,需排隊 Reasonable price and delicious Japanese cuisine. Famous shop where there's always a long waiting line., but it worth a try.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Historic Site
“为台北市今日硕果仅存的清代街道之一。推估剥皮寮聚落的成形当在清代早期,开发至今已有两百多年的时间。在这里拍照,非常古色古香。 For the Taipei City today, the only one of the Qing Dynasty streets. It is estimated that the formation of the Peeling Liao settlement in the early Qing Dynasty, the development has been more than two hundred years time. Take pictures here, very antique.”
  • 24 locals recommend
“Nice breakfast before 11 am. NTD 99 with toast, egg, ham and a coffee. They also have yummy almond cookies and I like their coffee. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
“全台北最知名年輕族群聚集聖地。日韓港追星族必遊最愛 The well-known Ximending Pedestrian Area was the first pedestrian area built in Taipei and is the largest in Taiwan.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Taiwanese Restaurant
“This is a must go. If you didnt go there. Then you missed out all the juicy stuff.”
  • 9 locals recommend
“there is like a small museum tell the history abt this area and also have the hand-made designer's market”
  • 8 locals recommend
“雖然營業時間是深夜 但生意卻好的不得了.不到十點 門口就已經排滿了人.這家店在台北目前是有名的深夜美食,無人不知無人不曉的宵夜! 營業時間 22:00 - 05:00 週日關閉 ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Government Building
“You can make a online reservation to visit the Presidential Palace, if you want to go on weekend, better, no need to reservation!! It's totally free.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Night Market
“到台灣, 怎麼可以不去夜市走一遭!! 強力推薦本地人都去的寧夏夜市, 多樣化的食物與商品, 讓你發現原來你也有潛在的選擇困難症!!! How can you visit Taiwan without visiting night markets!!?? This is the one locals all go. You can find variety of local delicacies and merchandise, and you will find there is too much to eat and too much to buy!!! 15分鐘車程 / 15-minute drive from Laurel House”
  • 12 locals recommend
Department Store
“This is Taipei's most renowned bookshop, with locations all over town. The flagship Dunhua S Rd location is open 24 hours. The Xinyi Branch is the largest bookstore in Taiwan and the B2 level is dedicated to local designs, including innovative jewellery, bags, shoes, stationery, knick-knacks and home furnishings.”
  • 5 locals recommend