5 Incredibly Fun and Creative Things to Do in Taipei

Booking a trip to Taipei, Taiwan soon? Great! Taiwan is filled with a variety of cool activities that can be enjoyed by people of different ages and interests. From its rich culture, its unique foodie scene, to its natural wonders and bustling city life, Taipei remains a top choice for both adventurous travelers and vacationing families alike.

Returning to Taipei and looking for fresh ideas and new hobbies to try? KKday is here to make your Taiwan itinerary even better! Experience a whole new city of Taiwan’s capital with our list of 5 incredibly fun and creative things to do in Taipei:

1. Enjoy a Unique Camping Experience at Taipei 101 Observatory

Camp out under the stars and view Taipei's stunning cityscape!
Camp out under the stars and view Taipei’s stunning cityscape!

When in Taipei, the sky’s the limit, literally! Get up close and personal with beautiful Mother Nature at the Taipei 101 Observatory Skyhigh Camping Experience, where unforgettable bonding moments await you and your loved ones.

Set up your own cozy tent on the observatory of Taiwan’s tallest building and take in the colorful wonders of Taipei at sunrise and the glowing lights of the city at night! I mean, who can say no to falling asleep to the twinkle of the stars and waking up to Taiwan’s warm morning sun? With the observatory also being a great vantage point for amazing photography, this experience is definitely one for the books.

  • Address: No. 89, Sec. 5, Xinyi Rd., Taipei City
  • Service Hours: Daily, 9:00pm – 9:00am

2. Get Some R&R at Volcano Urai Indoor Spring Spa and Resort

Soak your tired muscles inside a volcanic hot spring
Soak your tired muscles inside a volcanic hot spring

Does your Taipei itinerary usually consists of fast, non-stop walking from one destination to another? Slow down for a bit and take a relaxing day-off from the city life’s busy rush at Volcano Urai Indoor Spring Spa and Resort, a beautiful, tranquil sanctuary, guaranteed to offer you the R&R you need!

Indulge in delightful afternoon tea sets
Indulge in delightful afternoon tea sets

How does an uninterrupted, quiet dip in a private, scenic hot spring sound? Amazing, right? Unwind amidst the natural beauty of Wulai’s hot springs, mountainous scenery, and turquoise river views and indulge yourself in distraction-free relaxation.

Cap off your afternoon slow down with some afternoon tea or a delicious set meal, made with some of the best locally-sourced Taiwanese ingredients. Sounds like the spa day of your dreams!

  • Address:  No. 176, Sec. 5, Xinwu Rd., Wulai Dist., New Taipei City 233, Taiwan

3. Ride into the Sunset at Tamsui Beach

Tamsui Beach (image via Ken Marshall, Flickr)
Tamsui Beach (image via Ken Marshall, Flickr)

Always dreamed of riding a horse on a beach, romantically onto the sunset, hand in hand with the love of your life? Luckily, the Tamsui Beach Horse Riding Experience can give you just that!

Your dream can become a reality at the outskirts of Taipei, on the picturesque Shalun Beach, where horseback riding basics and knowledge on these majestic creatures are given by the experts.

Bring out that camera and get ready to capture the glorious sunset of Shalun Beach, the beauty of your horses, and the fun, special moments you will undeniably share with your loved one!

  • Address:  No.36, Aly. 33, Ln. 280, Danhai Rd., Tamsui Dist., LuYe Equestrian
  • Service Hours: 9:00am – 6:00pm (closed on Mondays)

4. Eat Your Way Through Taipei: Jingmei Night Market

Jingmei Night Market (image via Ken Marshall, Flickr)
Jingmei Night Market (image via Ken Marshall, Flickr)

Are your taste buds hungry for some adventure? Great news! Known for its exquisite street food and unique delicacies, the bustling Taipei’s Night Market doesn’t disappoint in giving adventurous foodies a taste of Taiwan’s best!

Prep those appetites for a gastronomic night you won’t forget as you join a walking tour of Taipei’s famous Jingmei Night Market, where 12 classic Taiwanese snacks await your curious palate!

Get lost in the liveliness of its nightlife as you learn about Taiwan’s rich food culture. Feast like a true local as you indulge in grilled sausages, milk tea, cakes, stinky tofu, and even pig blood’s soup!

  • Address: Xindian, New Taipei, Taiwan

5. Get Crafty: Taipei DIY Jewelry Metalworking Workshop For Kids

Unleash your kids' creativity with various kinds of jewelry! (image via nicholas tranchant, Flickr)
Unleash your kids’ creativity with various kinds of jewelry! (image via nicholas tranchant, Flickr)

Got any little ones with you on your Taipei trip? Surprise them with a fun activity you can do together at the Taipei DIY Jewelry Metalworking Workshop for Kids! Immerse yourself in the arts and culture of Taiwan first-hand by creating your own silver rings, bracelets, or necklaces, complete with your own engraved names or statements.

Let your creativity run loose as you choose your favorite designs and patterns, while also learning how to weld and do metalwork yourself with the help of the guides. With this very hands-on, creative experience, you can now take home a tangible, personal piece of Taiwan that you can cherish and be proud of forever!

  • Address:  No. 17, Xiaobei St., Shilin Dist., Taipei City
  • Service Hours: Monday – Friday: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Saturday – Sunday: 2:00pm – 6:00pm