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What is the weather like in Taipei?
Say hello to sub-tropical weather! Taiwan's summers can reach temperatures in the 30s and are often humid. The best season to visit is autumn after the rainy season - September to December in Taipei is cooler and drier, giving you more opportunity to explore. If you're travelling between December and February, expect temperatures of 15-20 degrees C.
What are the most famous places in Taipei?
After the world-renowned Taipei 101 tower, Lungshan Temple should be next on your list. This stunning, colourful place of worship in Wanhua District was built in 1738 - be prepared for beautiful architecture that might just leave you lost for words. Taipei is also super-famous for its night markets including Raohe Night Market and Ningxia Night Market - take your pick and chow down on as many local dishes as you can!
What are the best restaurants in Taipei?
Fine-dining fan? Well, you're going to love Raw and their specially-made tasting menu of traditional dishes with a dash of the West. For a full seafood experience, it has to be Addiction Aquatic Development. This chic sushi temple prepares all its food fresh - right in front of you - so you know you're getting the best there is.
Where are the best golf courses in Taipei?
Taipei is home to several golf courses - for a spot of luxury at a 36-hole resort just 45 minutes from Taipei, head to Miramar Country Golf Club. Or for stunning views while you tee off, the Sunrise Golf & Country Club 35 minutes from the city might be for you.
How close is Taipei airport to the city?
Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport is a 45-minute taxi ride away from your cosy bed at citizenM Taipei North Gate hotel. Or you can hop on the high-speed Airport Line and be there in just over 60 minutes.
Where can I get the best milk tea in Taipei?
No trip to Taiwan could be complete without a cup of famous bubble tea (or milk tea!). For this classic mix of tea, milk and bubbles, 50 Lan and Ten Ren’s Tea are both under a 12-minute walk from citizenM. We'd also recommend Chun Shui Tang, which has several branches across Taipei.
Can I get a private day tour of Taipei?
Of course you can! Find out all the local secrets when you book on to The Tastings of Taipei - a private foodie trip across the city. Or go further afield with a visit to the beautiful Yangmingshan National Park. Tours are available from online retailers but book early (with citizenM's free superfast Wi-Fi) to avoid disappointment.
Where are the best places to shop in Taipei?
Need fashion, skincare and cutesy knick-knacks? Head on down to Ximending District, less than 1km away from citizenM. Go at night to this vibrant shopping hub to get the full bright-lights-big-city experience. After something a little more luxurious? Taipei 101 Shopping Mall is where Gucci and Chanel lovers congregate. Treat yourself to a trip to the top of the tower to finish off your day of finery.
What are the top things to do in Taipei?
Take your pick! Enjoy a soak in the thermal baths at Beitou Hot Spring, sample the incredible foods of the city's night markets, marvel at the twistiness of Taipei's Agora Tower and ride a glass-floor gondola to Maokong.
What is the currency in Taipei?
Taiwan uses the New Taiwan dollar (TWD) - get yours from Taoyuan Airport, the Bank of Taiwan, or find a currency exchange desk at many large shopping malls.