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The most famous restaurant at Taipei 101 would be Din Tai Fung. Same as the Yongkang Din Tai Fung, customers line up for their famous cuisine.
Diners line up for their famous cuisine.

Read more: Visit Din Tai Fung Taipei Original (Din Tai Fung Xinyi) — Tasting the best dimsum at the best dimsum restaurant in the world.

Address: 110, Taiwan, Taipei City, Xinyi District, City Hall Rd, 45號台北101購物中心
Phone: +886 2 8101 7799
Hours: Sun – Thu: 11:00 AM – 9:30 PM / Fri – Sat: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

If you feel unsatisfied (Din Tai Fung is quite expensive!) You can continue to catch MRT to Raohe night market not far away, in my opinion, this night market is small and there are not many special things, mainly food.

Raohe Night Market
Raohe Night Market
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Fried dumplings at Raohe Night Market | taipei recommended itinerary
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Grilled squid
Raohe Night Market
Raohe Night Market food vendor
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Grilled corn
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Grilled beef

Address: Raohe Street, Songshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 105
Phone: +886 2 2763 5733
Hours: 4PM–12AM

4 days 3 nights in Taipei — Day 2: Wandering the streets and experience hot springs bath

Yingge Old Street, New Taipei City
Yingge Old Street, New Taipei City

Morning: Wake up a little late after the exhausting play yesterday, have breakfast in the hotel or Turnip Cakes (Taiwanese Fried Radish Cake) just off the nearby HM store outside Taipei Main Train Station.

Longshan Temple (Lungshan Temple)

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Longshan Temple, also known as Wanhua Longshan Temple, was built during the period of Mengjia, located in the North with a Chinese architecture style. But I found it to have many similarities with the Temple of Literature in Hanoi when coming from the entrance also go through many buildings to the inner worshiping area. Those three halls of worship are Three rivers Hall (Sanchuan Hall), Dragon Hall (Longmen Hall) and Tiger Hall (Humen Hall). This place is suitable for those who want to find tranquility and relaxed space to rest.

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Entrance gates | taipei recommended itinerary
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Courtyard of the temple

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Meditation

Address: No.211 Guangzhou Street,Wanhua District, Taipei 211, Taiwan
Hours: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Free entrance
Getting there: MRT Longshan Temple

National Taiwan University

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National University of Taiwan

Come here to relive the student days, the corners of the yard and the trees-lined paths like in Harvard love story. The school is very wide and has many quiet corners to relax. Inside there are canteen, a delicious pastry shop, or go to Gongguan market to enjoy the famous Chen San Ding’s bubble milk tea.

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National Taiwan University taipei (1)

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Address: No. 1, Section 4, Roosevelt Rd, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 10617
Url: http://www.ntu.edu.tw/english/
Getting there: MRT Gongguan Station

Afternoon: Wulai Hot Spring

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Wulai hot springs

Take the MRT from Gongguan station to Xindian, then take the bus No. 849 to Wulai. Volando Wulai Hotspring is one of the ecotourism sites with famous hot springs near Taipei. You can come to relax, take a hot spring bath and take part in massage and spa activities. In addition, the Xiao Wulai Scenic Area is also a beautiful spot to admire maple leaf, a worthy experience. Remember that maple leaves in Taipei are usually beautiful in the end of December.

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Volando Urai Hot Spring | 4d3n taipei itinerary

Wulai hot spring

Wulai hot spring

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Wulai hot spring

Wulai hot spring
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Wulai hot spring
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Bus No. 849 to Wulai

We had a detailed review article about Wulai Hot Spring, please read: Volando Urai Hot Spring review — The fullest review hot spring bath at Volando Urai Hot Spring Resort & Spa in Taipei.

Night: Shilin Night Market

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Shilin, one of the best night markets in Taiwan.

This is the night market I think is the biggest and busiest in Taipei, the shops here are many and diverse, the neighborhood outside is also very busy and bustling. If the other night markets had only a single street selling food, the food here spread over a wide area. Remember, before coming here, let your stomach be a little hungry to eat as much as you can, BBQ seafood, traditional dishes, stinky tofu tofu, countless food. This market not only has food but also clothes and souvenirs.

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Crowded and bustling at Shilin Night Market
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A food stall at Shilin Night Market
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Fruit stall
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Read more: Top night markets in Taiwan — Top 11 best night markets in Taiwan.

Address: No. 101號, Jihe Road, Shilin District, Taipei City, Taiwan 111
Hours: 4PM–12AM / Sat & Sun: 3PM–1AM
MRT Shilin, walk backwards about 5 minutes.

What to do in Taipei for 4 days — Day 3: A day for Jiufen – Shifen

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A Mei Tea House in Jiufen village

These are the famous ancient villages in Taipei, Jiufen and Shifen. The basic itinerary as follows:

  • In the morning at 8:00, go to Zhongxiao Fuxing MRT station and take bus No. 1062 to Jiufen. This bus will pass through Ruifang and Jiufen stations.
  • 9:30 am arrives Jiufen, visit Jiufen until noon and re-catch the bus No. 1062 to Ruifang.
  • From Ruifang, take the train to the Cat Village, playing here for about 1 hour.
  • Near 3:00 pm, take the train to Shifen, visit some places here such as waterfalls, ancient Ping Xi village (take the next train), in the late afternoon, see and drop the sky lanterns in Shifen. Remember the train schedule is only available for 1 hour with every trip, so always remember to check in advance when the train is ready to catch up.
  • In the evening, take the train back to Ruifang, then catch the bus No. 1062 or No. 1061 to Taipei. This bus departure is slow, but it’s fast when return.

Jiufen Village

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Along narrow streets are countless shop selling foods, souvenir..
The popular restaurants are sold along the main road in Jiufen called Shuqi road (vertical and rugged road) for about ~$1.5 for fishballs fried rice noodles set.
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Jiufen sweets

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The narrow roads, 2 meters wide, consists of granite-covered steps that are unique to the ancient village of Jiufen.
2 meters wide narrow road, consists of granite-covered steps that are unique to the ancient village of Jiufen.
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The view of the ancient Jiufen village from above.
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Lanterns

Read more: Visiting Jiufen village — Explore one of the most beloved destinations of Taiwan.

Houtong Village (Cat Village)

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Houtong Village (Cat Village) taipei (1)

Pingxi Line Railtracks in Shifen

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Release Sky Lantern in Pingxi
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Pingxi-A crowd gets ready to release their sky lanterns at the world famous Lunar New Year
Pingxi-A crowd gets ready to drop their sky lanterns at the world famous Lunar New Year
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4D3N Taipei itinerary — Day 4: Shopping and leaving Taipei

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Ximending, Taipei

The most bustling and popular shopping area in Taipei is Ximending, like Singapore’s Orchard. Come here, you can shop, otherwise go for a walk around the street, looking at the booths. If you want to shop at a cheaper cost, you can go to the Fuhe Bridge Flea Market flea market, also known as the second-hand market with all kinds of things sold here.

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Ximending shopping area| taipei itinerary 4 days
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Ximending Old Street
Shopping at Ximending Night Market, Taipei
Shopping at Ximending Night Market, Taipei

What to buy in Taiwan? Read the fullest guide: Must buy souvenir in Taiwan — Top 17 most famous, cheap & best things to buy in Taiwan.

In the afternoon, take the bus No. 1819 to the airport from Taipei Central Station, please arrive at the station before at least 3 hours 30 minutes because you must find the bus stop and deduct the time spent traveling. If you arrive early you can enter the station on the first floor on the ground, find and enjoy Ten Ren bubble milk tea. From the east door, the shop is located directly opposite. This brand of bubble tea is quite expensive compared to other brands but the quality is also good.

Tenren’s Ximending milk tea
Ten Ren’s bubble milk tea

Where to stay in 4 days in Taipei?

For hotels in Taipei, you should choose a hotel near Taipei Main Station, which is easy to traveling, and is a busy business area with many shopping centers. The room rates in this area is also no more expensive than the other areas, refer to hostel Cavemen Hostel Taipei Station Youth Branch (See reviews and rates on Agoda.com or Booking.com) that I was stayed in Taipei. Close to the hostel and the central station has a super-large HM store.

Single Bed in Female Dormitory Room

In addition to the two hotels I recommended above Below we recommend more best budget, mid-range and upscale hotels with good ratings and reviews you can refer to.

  • Cityinn Hotel Plus – Fuxing N. Rd., Branch, 3-star hotel with room rates from $75/night. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com or Booking.com).
  • Taipei Garden Hotel, 3-star hotel with room rates from $79/night. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com or Booking.com).
  • Park Taipei Hotel, 4-star hotel with room rates from $78/night. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com or Booking.com).
  • YoMi Hotel, 3-star hotel with room rates from $53/night. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com or Booking.com).
  • WESTGATE Hotel, 4-star hotel with room rates from $131/night. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com or Booking.com).
  • Swiio Hotel Daan, 4-star hotel with room rates from $139/night. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com or Booking.com).
  • Hotel Relax 3, 3-star hotel with room rates from $70/night. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com or Booking.com).
  • Pacific Business Hotel, 4-star hotel with room rates from $91/night. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com or Booking.com).
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Pacific Business Hotel

You can find more, check rates, availability & book for Taipei hotels on Agoda.com or Booking.com.

In addition, you can refer to one of the best Airbnb in Taipei:

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–> Use this link https://www.airbnb.com/c/anht5185, to register for an Airbnb account and book a room, you will get a discount up to $55 for the first booking.

You can find, check rates, availability & booking for Taipei hotels on Agoda.com or Booking.com.

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Some best day tours, trips, activities and transfer services, tickets in, to and from Taipei you can refer to

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Are you finding more top things to do in Taipei: Tours, activities, attractions and other things? Read more: Taipei travel blog — The fullest Taipei city guide for a wonderful trip to Taipei for the first-timers.

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