Top activities in Taipei

Taipei is one of Asia’s most popular destinations and it’s not hard to see why. Home to great food, bustling night markets and amazing views all around, it’s also a bonus that everything is so affordable!

We’ve pulled together a list of the top 10 booked activities for Taiwan, so if you’re looking for itinerary inspiration for your next trip, read on to find out more.

10. Taoyuan Airport MRT One-Way Ticket, EasyCard & 4G SIM Card

It’s no surprise that the Taoyuan Airport MRT One-Way Ticket, EasyCard & 4G SIM Card package on Klook makes the list. This could be considered the holy trinity of Taiwan essentials you’ll need for your trip.

Hop onto the Express Line with your one way ticket and arrive at Taipei Main Station in just 40 minutes. With your 4G SIM card, you can then easily navigate your way to your hotel. After dropping your bags, just use your Easycard to explore the city. Plus, with convenient pickups from the airport, you’ll be able to use it straight away!

9. Northeast Coast Scenic Day Tour  

Everyone needs a break from the bustle of the city and this Northeast Coast Scenic Tour is perfect for it! Explore the unique Nanya Coast and its rock formations, the Bitou Cape park with his mushroom shaped rocks and whirlpools as well as the lighthouses.

With round trip transfers from your hotel as well as all inclusive transport and even lunch, you won’t have to worry about a thing. It’s no wonder people love this tour!

Itinerary9:00am hotel pick up (please more information below) or meet up at Taipei Main Station East Gate 3. View map
10:00am visit Nanya rock formations
10:50am visit Bitou Cape Park
11:50am lunch time at Fulong Visitor Center
After lunch, have some free time to visit Fulong Beach Entrance(at own cost)
1:30pm visit Sandiao Cape Lighthouse / Shicheng Cafe (only on Mondays)
2:10pm visit Beiguan Tidal Park
3:00pm visit Waiao Tourist Center, Mr. Brown Café Castle
5:30pm back to Hotel or Taipei Main Station East Gate 3

8. Leofoo Village Theme Park

The Leofoo Village Theme Park makes the list at number 8! Embark on a magical adventure at the 4 different worlds in the theme park where the different attractions await. Whether you’re a thrill seeker looking for the adrenaline on the rides or an animal lover looking to get up close with wildlife, you’ll find it here.

Enjoy open dated tickets when you book your Leofoo Village Theme Park tickets on Klook! Simply flash your mobile e-voucher to redeem your physical tickets and enter the park.

7. Taipei Double Decker Bus Tour

There’s no better way to take in the sights of the city than with a trip on the Hop on Hop Off Taipei Double Decker bus! Customize your visit to Taipei’s top attractions by simply alighting at whichever attraction you wish to visit.

This bus tour is best paired with the Taipei Unlimited Fun Pass! You’ll be able to gain entry to the key attractions with just 1 pass. Say goodbye to queuing up for single entry tickets. It will also grant you unlimited rides on the Taipei MRT and the Taipei and New Taipei City Bus for all your transportation needs post tour.

6. Jiufen Shuttle Bus from Ximen

Jiufen and Shifen are both places you must visit when you’re in Taipei and since they’re not the easiest to get to, the shuttle bus from Ximen is extremely popular, making it to number 6 on the list!

Visit the famous AMei tea house which looks just out of the Studio Ghibli movie Spirited Away! Have a bowl of chewy taro balls or the signature peanut ice cream at Jiufen before heading to Shifen to release a sky lantern which you can write your wishes on.

5. 3 Day THSR Tourist Pass

An essential for those looking to explore beyond Taipei is the Taiwan High Speed Rail tourist pass! The 3 day pass is extremely popular because it allows you unlimited travel on all routes available for all 3 days. This translates to lots of savings and time to maximise your exploration.

If you’re looking for ideas on how to use your 3 day pass, here’s our 72 hour guide!

4. 4G WiFi (TW Airport Pick Up) for Taiwan

Of course, everyone travelling to Taiwan will need a 4G WiFi device! Whether you’re navigating the streets, searching for nearby eats or just looking for places to fill your itinerary, a WiFi device is definitely an essential. If you’re travelling in a group, this is the best option to get. Plus, if your social media followers didn’t see it, did it really happen?

Book your WiFi device on Klook and with convenient pick ups from the airport, you can get connected the moment you land.

If you’re travelling alone and don’t have many devices that require internet connection, you can opt for a 4G SIM card instead! With unlimited data, you can surf the net worry free.

3. THSR One Way Ticket to or from Taipei

No Taipei trip is complete without hopping onto the Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) at least once. Use your single trip ticket out of Taipei to visit Hsinchu where you can scream your lungs out on the epic Screaming Condor or head over to Chiayi to explore Alishan Mountain.

It’s not called high speed for nothing! You’ll be able to get from Taipei to Kaohsiung in just 90 minutes!

2. Yehliu Geopark, Jiufen and Shifen Shuttle Bus from Ximen

Visit 3 of Taipei’s most picturesque little towns with just 1 shuttle bus? Yes please! Coming in 2nd place is the Yehliu Geopark, Jiufen and Shifen Shuttle Bus from Ximen, the only transport you’ll need to visit these top sites.

Get ready to take in the sights of the unique rock formations in Yehliu as well as the beautiful hillsides, tea houses and snack stores of Jiufen. Of course you won’t miss out on releasing sky lanterns and visiting the majestic waterfalls of Shifen as well!

1. Taipei 101 Observatory E-Ticket

Taking the top spot yet again is the Taipei 101 Observatory! Probably the most iconic and most popular attraction in Taipei, you can surely expect long queues no matter which day you visit. The Klook Taipei 101 Observatory E Ticket allows you to skip the queues, and this is probably it’s crowning glory.

Simply head to the redemption kiosks and enter your voucher number and wait for your physical tickets to be printed out!

Other Taiwan must visits

If you’re looking for a quick day trip out of the city, a visit to Sun Moon Lake will be perfect! Head up the Sun Moon Lake on the ropeway and enjoy the panoramic views of the city.

You can even rent a bike and explore the rest of the surroundings of the lake at your own pace. If you don’t fancy cycling, you can also choose to take the boat to the different parts of the lake.