5 AWESOME PLACES FOR TAIPEI NIGHTVIEW
Taipei, the capital city of Taiwan, is a metropolis of modern and traditional. The skyline is crowned by the 509m-tall, bamboo-shaped Taipei 101 skyscraper, with upscale shops at the bottom and a rapid elevator to an observatory near the top. At night, multiple buildings and night market, adding shimmering color to the night view of Taipei, are Taipei’s iconic images. Below are 5 best locations to get the best angle of the romantic and beautiful night view in Taipei.
1.Taipei 101 Observatory
Formerly the world’s tallest structure, you cannot visit Taipei without stopping here! Taipei 101 Observatory is one of the most visited spots by tourists in Taiwan. Highly recommended for those who want to see shiny crowns of Taipei’s night view. Being the tallest building in Taiwan, Taipei 101 offers outstanding views over whole Taipei’s prime piece of real estates, skyscrapers, and a swathe of the night markets. Visitors sour up to the 89th floor and take in the amazing 360-degree views of Taipei. I am sure you will not miss any corner of Taipei.
How to go to Taipei 101 Observatory?
By Taipei MRT:
Take the Red Line 2 (Xiangshan train) to Taipei 101 station
- Bus no. 207, 537, Xinyi Line or Blue 5 to Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC) stop
- Bus no. 1, 284, 292, 611, or 650 to Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC) stop
Where to buy Taipei 101 Observatory tickets?
At the entrance: Taipei 101 Mall, 5th floor
Opening hours: 9am-10pm
(Closing time of ticket sales and entrance: 9:15pm)
Adult: NT$ 500
Children above 115cm & students: NT$ 450
Children under the height of 115 cm: Free Admission
Discounted Tickets: Click here to buy on KLOOK
89th Floor, No. 7, Xinyi Road Section 5, Taipei City
+886 02 8101 8800
2.Top of Xiangshan (Elephant Mountain)
Xiangshan hiking trail is one of the most picturesque ways of climbing mountains in Taiwan. Along the Xiangshan hiking trail, visitors can always catch a glimpse of the magnificent Taipei skyline in different angles. Sweeping views of the vibrant metropolis, verdant woods, easy but spectacular walks. On the top of Xiangshan, it is an unbeatable way to overlook the whole city, including the tallest building in Taiwan, Taipei 101 tower. Most of the jaw-dropping photos you see of the Taipei night view and skyline splashed across coffee table books were taken here.
How to go to the Xiangshan (Elephant Mountain) hiking trail?
Take the Red Line 2 (Xiangshan station), leave from Exit 2 and continue walking alongside the edge of the park. At the end of this road, take a left and follow until the entrance for Xiangshan Hiking Trail, total 650 metres, around 20 mins.
From Taipei 101:
From the base of Taipei 101, walk east on Xinyi Road (信義路) for two blocks until you reach MRT Xiangshan Station, only a 15-minute walk from 101 and completely worth it. To get there faster, take a YouBike from the station across the street from 101 (MRT Exit 2), then return the bike at the park nearby the trail entrance.
Tips for going up to the top of Xiangshan (Elephant Mountain)
The hike takes a total of around 15-20 minutes to the top, and includes lots of stairs! Remember to take a left at the fork in the path. After around 8-10 minutes, there will be a landing area with facilities and restrooms where the path branches off in multiple directions.
3.Miramar Ferris Wheel
The Miramar Ferris Wheel is a 100-metre tall Ferris wheel located on the Miramar Entertainment Park overlooking Taipei. Each ride takes 17 minutes. This tallest wheel in Taipei offers a view of the surroundings and Taipei, including some important landmarks of Taipei, such as Jiannan mountain, Taipei Grand Hotel, Taipei 101 tower, Dazhi and Shilin. Inside the cabins, you can see an unobstructed view of Taipei and listen to music playing from the live bands below. The Ferris wheel itself grows brightly in different colors at night, it is a romantic place.
How to go there?
- Take the Red Line 2 (Xiangshan train) to MRT Yuanshan Station. From there, take bus no. 2 or 21 to Miramar stop.
- Take the Red Line 2 (Xiangshan train) to MRT Shilin Station. From there, take bus no. 620 to Miramar stop.
- Take the Brown Line 1 (Wenhu train) to MRT Zhongshan Junior High School Station. From there, take bus no. 286 to Miramar stop.
Take bus no. 21, 110, 222, 247, 256, 267, 286, 287, 620, 646, 902, Red 2, Brown 16, Blue 7, Blue 20 or Blue 26 to Miramar Entertainment Park.
Miramar Entertainment Park Shuttle Service:
Shuttle services are provided at MRT Jiantan Station, MRT Zhongshan Junior High Station and MRT Neihu Software Park Station.
What is the ticket price?
Normal Day – Adult NT$150, Children NT$120
Holiday – Adult NT$200, Children NT$150
Opening hour: 11am-10pm
No. 20, Jingye 3rd Rd, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 104
+883 02 2175 3456
W Taipei is a restaurant in 5-stars hotel, W Hotel Taipei, which set in the cosmopolitan district of Xinyi. There are multiple dining and bar options, while other amenities include meeting or event space, a business center, a 10-th floor outdoor pool with a car and faux-beach, plus a gym and a spa. This is an excellent option if you want to enjoy the night view with a group of people. Besides, you can enjoy excellent service and delicious dinner as well!
How to get there?
Take the Blue Line 5 to Taipei City Hall
No. 10, Section 5, Zhongxiao E Rd, Xinyi District, Taipei City, Taiwan 110
+886 2 7703 8888
The nightscape viewed from Yangmingshan is a famous tourism attraction of Taipei City. Up on Yangminshan National Park close to Chinese Culture University is likely to be the most popular night view spot in Taipei among locals, where one may find crowds or couples creating their own small world enjoying views over Taipei City. The iconic back-hills of Chinese Culture University offer a bird’s eye view of the city cloaked by night, and an illusion of being sucked into the nebulous, dreamily lit windows below. Besides, grassland in QingTiangang is favoured for star-gazing, you can lay down and enjoy the glinting star there.
How to go there?
Take the Red Line 2 (Xiangshan train) to Jiantan Station and transfer bus route 260, red 5 to Yangmingshan National Park directly
Take bus route 109, 219, 260, mini 9, red 5 to Yangmingshan directly
Drive along Yangde Blvd to reach Yangmingshan National Park
No. 246, Ln. 101, Jingshan Rd., Shilin Dist., Taipei, Taiwan
+886 2 2861 3601