Taipei Information

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Taipei City
Taipei City

Being the capital city of the Republic of China, Taipei is a big, busy place with lots going on at once. It can be daunting to plan a holiday to a place you’ve never been to before and it is important to do your research. You need to know when the weather is best for you, travel time from the airport, traffic in the city, the reliability of public transport and any number of other considerations. Without intimate local knowledge, you could risk missing out on a lot, or worse.

Fortunately, this section of Taipei information is filled with the important details you need to know when thinking about visiting the city and planning what you are going to do each day and night. Take a look at the pages below to ensure that you have the best holiday possible.

The pagoda at 228 Peace Memorial Park
The pagoda at 228 Peace Memorial Park

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Festivals of Taipei

Taipei is known for its different festivals celebrated in unique style. When the Lantern Festival is celebrated the view is astounding as many colourful lanterns take the shape of big pumpkins in the sky. Festive celebrations take place at various landmarks such as the Taipei 101, Memorial Square and Zhongshan Hall. The Double Ten Day is celebrated on the premises of the Presidential building. The Dragon Boat festival, Ghost Festival, Tomb Sweeping day and the mid-autumn festival are other annual festivals of Taipei.

Taipei Lantern Festival
Taipei Lantern Festival

Climate

Taipei has four seasons. The summers are very hot and humid and are followed by typhoons and rainstorms in autumn. Winters are short and not troublesome. Taiwan is situated near the Pacific is prone to the Pacific Typhoon Season which occurs from June to October.