Taipei on a Budget – Travel in Taipei Cheaply

If you plan carefully, you can probably save money without compromising the quality of your trip. Especially, if you are traveling with family, a little strategy will help you save a lot of money. Let’s see how to enjoy Taipei on a budget.

  1. Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall

Located in Taipei, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall is built in 1976 in honor of Chiang. The style imitates the top of Beijing Tiantan and the structure of Egyptian pyramid. After climbing a series of 89 steps, you can admire the bronze statue of Chiang. On both sides of the Memorial Hall are the National Theater and National Concert Hall, build in classic Chinese-palace style, which is the perfect spot to visit.

Address: 21 Chung-Shan S Rd, Taipei, Taiwan

Ticket: Free


  1. Taipei 101

Although it’s not free, Taipei 101 is the place that you cannot miss. It’s the landmark skyscraper in Taipei, which use to be the tallest building in the world. You can enjoy an unforgettable night with the panoramic views of the whole Taipei and even part of the New Taipei from the Observatory. It has to be equipped with a fast elevator with such a height. In fact, Taipei 101 has the fastest elevator in the world. In 38 seconds, accompanied by the music, you can reach the Observatory on the 89th floor, isn’t this very exciting? Anyway, Taipei 101 is the must go place in Taiwan.

Address: No.7, Sec. 5, Xinyi Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei City 110, Taiwan

Ticket: Free entrance if you dine in Taipei 101


  1. Temple of Confucius

The temple applied a traditional Chinese-palace style. The bright and colorful tiles are the one of the biggest features of the temple. And it is a beautiful imitation of “Authentic Southern Chinese Style Temple of Confucius”. The temple used the original structure of Temple in Qufu, Shandong, left exterior beams, pillars, doors and windows empty without carving, which makes the temple look simple and dignified.

Address: No. 275, Dalong St, Datong District, Taipei, Taiwan

Ticket: Free


  1. National Palace Museum

The National Palace Museum has five free entrance days to the general: New Year’s Day, the Lantern Festival, International Museum Day (May 18), World Tourism Day (Sept. 27), and National Day (Oct. 10). The regular ticket for adults is 8 dollar per person. Children under school age are always free. Here in the museum, you can find painting, bronze wares, calligraphy, and antiques from Song, Yuan, Ming, Qing dynasties. It’s the world largest Chinese Antiques Art Museum. Don’t miss the Jadeite Cabbage during your visit. During 10 am and 3 pm, free English tour guide is offer with 3-day advanced booking.

Address: No. 221, Section 2, Zhishan Rd, Shilin District, Taipei, Taiwan

Ticket: $8(Adult), Free for Children


  1. Taipei Fine Arts Museum

Free admission every Saturday night from 17:00 to 20:30 5, Taipei Fine Arts Museum showcases artworks from abroad and local. It is also the first contemporary art museum in Taiwan. Children’s Art Education Center will hold seminars to exhibit children’s works.

Address: No. 181, Sec. 3, Zhongshan N. Rd, Zhongshan District, Taipei

Ticket: $0.98

  1. Treasure Hill Artist Village

The government reformed environmental-friendly and creative community was used to be a village occupied by unauthorized constructions. It is now a community for artists, nestled in a cultural and artistic atmosphere fostered by National Taiwan University and National Taiwan Normal University

Address: No. 2, Alley 14, Ln. 230 Dingzhou Rd, Sec. 3, Taipei

  1. Daan Forest Park

The idea of Daan Forest Park is inspired by the New York’s Central Park. In a space of 64 acres, it contains all the necessary elements of a park: exhibition hall, pool, skating rink and a rounded theater. More importantly, on the north corner of the park, there’s a playground with kids’ swing and slide. The park is also an ecological park with luxuriant grass and trees, known as “The Lung of Taipei City”.

Address: Xinsheng S Rd, Daan District, Taipei

Ticket: free

  1. Taipei Zoo

A ticket price less than $2, Taipei Zoo is not free to enter, but it’s definitely worth going. The animals are not restricted in the cages, instead they are divided into 8 areas. Here, you can find Chinese pangolin, Asian black bear and others. The most famous stars in the zoo are two pandas from the mainland China: Tuan Tuan and Yuan Yuan, who were giving to Taipei Zoo as a gift in 2008.

Address: No. 30, Section 2, Xinguang Rd, Wenshan District, Taipei

Ticket: $1.96


  1. Taipei Children’s Amusement Park

Less than one dollar, the park provides several hours of entertaining for Children in its play zone, sand pit and large-scale slide show area. There are 13 major amusement attractions: Bumper cars, carousel, rotating cup rides and Ferris wheel. Price ranges from $.65 to $1.

Address: No. 55, Section 5, Chengde Rd, Shilin District, Taipei

Ticket: $ 0.98

  1. Lin Family Mansion and Garden

Lin Family Mansion and Garden is the most famous and biggest private residence. It is the most beautiful Chinese garden among all the traditional architectures in Taiwan. Address: No. 9, Ximen St, Banqiao, Taipei

Ticket: $4 – 8

  1. Taipei Botanical Garden

The Taipei Botanical Garden covers an area of about 8 hectares and includes 1,500 species of plants, indeed a church for varied plants. You can see leaves falling from the tree in autumn and lotus blooming in the summer.

Address: No. 53, Nanhai Rd, Zhongzhen District, Taipei

  1. Yangmingshan National Park

Yangmingshan National Park is the biggest and most beautiful country park featured volcanic formations. In the springtime, cherry and azalea blossoms grow all over the mountain, accompanied by the convenient transportation, the Park attracts a huge number of visitors. If you want more, you can visit the hot spring and enjoy the leisure time.

Address: No. 1-20, Zihu Rd, Beitou District, Taipei

Ticket: Free

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