Taipei is one of Asia’s most dynamic cities, crowned by the 509-metre Taipei 101 skyscraper – the world’s tenth-tallest building – and thriving to the beat of its numerous markets.
Travellers come for all sorts of reasons, but food features on nearly everybody’s list. From black pepper buns to steaming xiaolongbao (soup dumplings), the variety and quality are always superb in Taipei.
In between meals, there’s plenty of sightseeing and relaxation to be had, from the sky-high views at Taipei 101 to the steaming hot springs of Beitou.
Cathay Pacific offers flight and hotel packages to Taipei, making planning trips both easy and economical.
Palais de Chine Hotel
Deal: Bonus night
The Palais de Chine blends aristocratic European flair with Oriental philosophy, making it Taipei’s premier cultural hotel located in the very heart of the city. Each of the 286 art nouveau rooms is decked out with plush fabrics and French furniture. The marble bathrooms host an outsize tub, while the view from the windows takes in the bustling hub of Datong. Mirroring the hotel’s East-West décor, Palais de Chine’s restaurants embrace French cuisine at La Rotisserie, while Le Palais’ Chinese fare boasts three Michelin stars.
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