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4 Places to Visit in Northern Taiwan

taipei 101 building

Taipei 101 building


Taiwan is a beautiful country with much to offer visitors year-round. From the stunning mountains in the north to tropical beaches in the south, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. If you're planning a trip, here’s a guide to some of the best places and attractions to visit in Northern Taiwan, whether you're looking for adventure or a relaxing vacation.


4 places in Northern Taiwan to add to your must-visit list:


  1. Taipei City

    No trip to Taiwan is complete without a visit to Taipei 101 – a famous skyscraper tower and iconic symbol in Taipei City since its opening in 2004. Take the time to explore the observation deck at the top, which offers stunning views across the city. It's also home to some of the best shopping in town!


Jiufen Abandoned Gold Mine


  1. Jiufen, New Taipei City

    If you're looking for a unique and interesting place to visit in Taiwan, Juifen is worth checking out. This charming mountain village was once a gold mining settlement and still retains much of its historic character. It's renowned for its winding alleys, temples and tasty street food. Enjoy hiking, visiting temples and sampling the local cuisine. The village is also surrounded by beautiful scenery, making it a great place to relax and take in the natural beauty of Taiwan. Jiufen is also well-known for its lantern festival, which takes place every September. It’s located in northeastern Taiwan, and buses are available from Taipei.

  2. Kavalan Distillery, Yilan County

    Worth a visit, to experience a unique blend of Taiwanese culture, history and whisky-making at this award-winning distillery in Yilan County. Visitors can take tours of the facility, learn about the whisky-making process and taste some of its award-winning spirits. It can be reached by bus from Taipei or by train from Hualien.


Visitors bathing in public hot springs baths in Wulai village


  1. Wulai District, New Taipei City

    A small town located in the northwestern part of Taiwan and known for its hot springs, which can be enjoyed at any of the many spas and resorts in the area. For outdoor sports enthusiasts, Wulai is a popular spot for hiking, rafting and cycling. The town is a short car, bus and train ride from Taipei.


Northern Taiwan is an incredibly diverse part of the country, with something to offer everyone – from spectacular views to vibrant cities, ancient temples, traditional hot springs resorts and fun attractions. Start planning your trip and whether you visit a single location or all 4 of our suggestions - have a great time exploring Northern Taiwan! Besides Northern Taiwan, you can also read our guide on the ‘Top 5 Places to Visit in Central and Southern Taiwan’.

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