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The Best Free Walking Tours in Taipei, Taiwan

The best free walking tours in Taipei, Taiwan

Doing a walking tour is one of the best ways to experience a large city like Taipei , especially when you first arrive. It can help you get oriented, make new friends, and understand the culture and history from a local’s perspective.

Below I’m going to recommend four free Taipei walking tours run by two different organizations, Like it Formosa and TourMeAway . All of them highly informative and well organized, so I suggest you decide based on which one has the time, day, and places you prefer.

Keep in mind that even though these tours are “free”, tipping is recommended . Even though tipping is not expected for almost everything in Taiwan, the guides on free walking tours may be university students, elderly, and/or local volunteers who could really use the money. (Read more here about tipping in Taiwan .)

A recommended tip is TWD 200 to 500 , for each person in your group, depending on how satisfied you are. This is still cheaper than a paid tour. Kids are allowed, but they’ll need to walk far and it can be very hot in the daytime.

I’ll also recommend some paid/private walking tours of Taipei at the end and the best multi-day tours in Taiwan here .

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Four Taipei Free Walking Tours

The following four walking tours in Taipei are run by two different organizations, Like It Formosa and TourMeAway. They are in no particular order.

If you need to store some luggage before doing the walking tour, find out how to find and use Taipei’s luggage lockers here .

Like It Formosa: Taipei Free Walking Tour Historic Route

Exterior of the red and white Presidential Palace in Taipei

Like it Formosa’s free Taipei Walking Tour covers some of the most important modern and historical attractions in Taipei’s Old City (Wanhua district, also called Mengjia or Bangka), including popular Ximending neighborhood, and the adjacent Zhongshan district.

These include Longshan Temple (the city’s most famous and important temple), Bopiliao Historical Block (a walking street of old restored buildings), Red House Theater (Japanese era building now the center of Taipei’s LGBTQ+ scene), the Presidential Office Building , and 2/28 Peace Park , which commemorates the 2/28 tragedy .

Looking through a white gate at a large square and white and blue monument to Chiang Kai Shek in Taipei

You’ll finish the tour at Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall , which you’ll probably want to further explore on your own.

This tour is run by passionate and highly knowledgeable local guides . It serves as a great intro the city. (First timers should also see my guides to getting from Taoyuan Airport to Taipei or Taoyuan Airport to Ximending ).

It runs every day from 10 AM to 1 PM. Consider to avoid Mondays, when Red House Theater and Bopiliao are closed.

A young girl licking an ice cream cone that has two scoops

You’ll need to wait till the end for lunch, but don’t worry, there’s a mid-tour stop for traditional Taiwanese ice cream . The ice cream shop where they stop has been going since 1945, and this kind of ice cream is vegan (see my Taiwan vegan guide ).

If you’re starving at the end of the tour, I recommend going for soup dumplings ( xiaolongbao ) here or here beside CKS Memorial Hall. These are good alternatives to the always packed Din Tai Fung, Taiwan’s most famous restaurant.

You’re allowed to just show up , but they like it you reserve a spot on Klook or on the tour site , so they can know how many are joining.

If you book the tour on Klook, use my Klook referral link to register for your account first. This will give you a free credit on the checkout page when you book any other activities, tickets, etc. in Taiwan.

Like It Formosa: Free Walking Tour Golden Age Route

A large red traditional Chinese gate with a person riding a bicycle under it

Like it Formosa has another free Taipei walking tour. The Golden Age Route starts at Beimen , which was the northern gate of Taipei’s Old City. It is the only one of Taipei’s Old City gates that retains its original look.

From there, the tour goes further north to Dihua Street in Dadaocheng area . This is often called “Taipei’s Oldest Street”. This street thrived when Dadaocheng Port opened up beside it on the river. Today it is known for its Chinese herbs and medicine shops, tea shops, and traditional fabric market.

The inside of a shop on Dihua Street in Taipei with lots of traditional herbs and dry goods on display

On the tour, you’ll also visit the small but very important Xia Hai City God Temple . This temple has one of the city’s noisiest parades on the god’s birthday (usually around June). There’s an elaborate sequence of rituals for doing prayers at this temple – the guides will show you how.

Join this tour if you’ve already done the main sights in the Old City and you want to get a little more off the beaten track in Taipei – with experienced locals showing you the way.

The free walking tour runs every Tues/Thur/Sat/Sun from 3:00 to 5:30 PM. Book your spot here or on the official site to let them know you’re coming.

Like it Formosa also has a number of paid tours in Taipei and other cities in Taiwan.

TourMeAway: Old Town Taipei Tour

A traditional gray stone Taiwanese gate in a park in Taipei

TourMeAway has been running another of the most popular Taipei walking tours for almost a decade. Over 20,000 visitors have joined this the Old Town Taipei Tour . It’s similar but not exactly the same as Like It Formosa’s Taipei Free Walking Tour and takes place in the morning instead of afternoon .

On this tour, the (usually young) guides introduce the 228 tragedy, Japanese history in Taiwan, and other aspects of Taiwan’s modern history and culture. The guides aren’t always Taiwanese, but they’re always very knowledgeable. The tour is a great introduction to Taiwan if you’ve just arrived .

The front facade of an octagonal red brick building

Included on the tour are: 228 Peace Memorial Park , Presidential Office , Chengzhong Market , Zhongshan Hall , and Red House Theater in trendy Ximending. Red House is closed on Mondays, but you can still admire the building, and there’s still lots to see around it.

The free guided tour runs on Mon/Wed/Sat (May to September) and Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat (Oct to Apr). It starts at NTU Hospital MRT (one station south of Taipei Main Station) at 3:30 in summer and 2:00 the rest of the year. The tour takes 2.5 to 3 hours.

Make sure to sign up if you want to secure a spot.

TourMeAway: Longshan Temple Tour

The front of Longshan Temple with some large hanging red lanterns

Besides the free Old Town Taipei Tour, TourMeAway also runs second very popular free Taipei tour, the Longshan Temple Tour (see my own recommended walking route and how to pray at Longshan Temple if you want to visit on your own!)

Longshan Temple is Taipei’s most famous and important temple. On this tour, you can find out how to do local temple rituals like throwing moon stones , get your fortune read , and learn the history of this sacred place.

The tour provides a window into local temple customs, so you can have a better idea of what you are observing when you visit Taiwanese temples.

A row of elderly women wearing black robes, kneeling down in front of a Buddhist-Taoist temple shrine, shot from behind

The tour also includes a foray into the neighborhood around the temple, where you’ll visit Mengxia Park (where local elders place Chinese chess), Herb Alley (an alley beside the temple where all kinds of Chinese herbs are sold), and Bopiliao Historical Block nearby.

This tour is currently held on Tues/Thu/Sun at 5 PM, with a meeting point at Longshan Temple MRT station. Make sure to sign up before you join.

A row of shops with all kinds of Chinese herbs on display

TourMeAway also has a popular (paid) night market tour called Hunger Game every Thursday evening and a (paid) Pub Crawl every weekend – perfect for making some friends. Use my discount code Nick15 to get 15% off your tour!

They also have other paid tours by request and some free virtual tours of popular Taipei sights here on their site .

Taipei Private (Paid) Walking Tours

Doing a paid private tour in Taipei comes with a few advantages. The group will be smaller, or it might just be you and guidethe tour . This will give you more opportunity to ask questions and get to know the guide(s).

Depending on the tour, the timing may also be more flexible and the itinerary could be customized. Also keep in mind that most people tip the guides on the “free” tours I covered above, so paying for one of these tours isn’t much different. It will cost a little more, though.

A road painted with the Pride rainbow colors and it says taipei in white, with one letter on each band of color

  • This private LGBT Walking Tour covers important LGBT sights in Ximending, the heart of Taipei’s Pride culture. It also visits 2/28 Peace Park, where Taiwan’s first Pride parade was held. Keep in mind that Taiwan was the first (and still, only) country in Asia to legalize equal marriage rights.
  • On the Street Food Walking Tour , you will experience some of Taipei’s street foods, one of the city’s biggest claims of fame. You can choose the area to focus on.
  • This Shilin Night Market Food Walking Tour will allow you to NOT get lost in Taipei’s largest and most famous night market (though you can probably do fine if you click the last link and use my guide, map included!). Also see my guide to the best night markets in Taiwan .
  • Klook also has paid walking tours of Longshan Temple , Shilin area (in the daytime, before the famous night market starts), and Dadaocheng .
  • The Taipei Double Decker Sightseeing Bus will drop you off at popular sights around the city so you can walk and visit them yourself. It has two different lines.
  • TourMeAway and Like It Formosa also have paid walking tours on their sites. Use discount code Nick15 to get 15% off TourMeAway paid tours!

Should you tip the guides on a paid tour? Traditionally, tips are not given in Taiwan, even for guides. However, because many foreign guests do tip guides, they’ve become more accustomed to receiving them.

The choice is still up to you. It won’t be a big deal if you don’t, but if you’re really satisfied with the tour guide’s service and you want to, a small tip of 5-10% is appreciated.

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Join an adventure exploring taipei’s history, culture, lifestyle, culinary arts, and also nightlife - all with tourmeaway’s walking tours and pub crawl, free  taipei walking tour.

Here at TourMeAway, we have dedicated ourselves to providing high-quality English-language walking tours for international travelers visiting Taipei. We have 6 major city tours covering a wide range of topics, from history, to culture, to lifestyle, to culinary arts, and also nightlife - all in one of the most exciting cities in Asia! So step out and come hang!

We offer three free walking tours in Taipei. Old Town Taipei Tour will take you through the old town of Taipei, including 228 Peace Memorial Park, The Presidential Office, Our Inner City Market, Zhongshan Hall, Ximending, and The Red House. By visiting the popular sites and hidden corners of this city with our guides, you are guaranteed to have an interesting, informative and unforgettable tour!

If you’re tired of touristic spots, we heard you. It’s time to see the other side of Taipei. Join our Taipei Chill Out Tour while you’re in the chillest city in Asia. With the most unique route into real hangouts and neighborhood in the city, we guarantee an adventure into the heart of modern Taipei like no other. So take it easy, keep it cool, and head out on a stroll to hang out with the locals! 

Last but not least, if you’re wondering what’s going on in the mysterious local temple, join us on a journey back into the past! In our Longshan Temple Tour , together we'll travel back in time to 18 century Wanhua district, where Taipei city was founded! Our local guides will walk you through all the amazing stories of this ancient neighborhood. On top of that, we'll show you how to be a real Taiwanese by worshiping at Longshan temple! So join us for an extraordinary day or night out in this city!

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I recently had the pleasure of experiencing a city tour in Taipei, and it exceeded all my expectations. Winnie, my tour host was well-organized, introducing me to a perfect blend of cultural immersion, historical insight, traditional foods and shopping. In the 5 hours we managed to comfortably see Lin A Taipei historical house, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, changing of the guards followed by the beautiful Longshan Temple. Winnie provided a terrific overview of Taipei's charm in the short time I had available. Highly recommended this tour!

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Overview of the tour in Taipei

The West end of Taipei was once the center of political and economic activities of the city and where modern development started. This tour takes you through Taiwanese history, looking from the traditional beliefs of the late Qing dynasty, to the cultural shifts under Japanese rule, then to the political landscape after the arrival of the Nationalist government in 1949. The Historic Tour covers all the essential attractions in West Taipei as well as the stories and legends behind them. Walking from the past to the present, you will see how Taipei is shaped by multiple cultures and historic events and get a clear picture of this amazing city.

This activity includes:

  • Bopiliao Historical Block
  • Lungshan Temple
  • The Red House
  • Presidential Office Building
  • 2/28 Peace Park
  • Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall
  • Longshan Temple
  • Ximen Red house
  • Presidential Office
  • 228 Peace Memorial Park
  • Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

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Meeting point

Exit 1, MRT Longshan Temple Station

Meeting point: Exit 1 of MRT Longshan Temple Station Our guides are recognized with a green and white paper fan saying "Like It Formosa".

Things to note

1. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a bottle of water or an umbrella if needed. 2. This tour is wheelchair, stroller and kid-friendly. 3. This tour will take place rain or shine. However, if Taipei City Government announces a day off because of natural disasters, the tour will be canceled and you will be notified via email one day in advance. 4. If you are joining this tour with a group of more than five people (5+), or a group arranged by travel agencies, please fill in our private tour request form to customize your needs. The idea of our free walking tours is to show the city to individual travelers and small groups, and is not suitable for last minute big groups. If no advance notice or booking is made, Like It Formosa and our guides reserve the right to refuse your participation in our tours.

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Taipei's Origin & Longshan Temple - Taiwan Cultural Free Walking Tour

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Uncover the essence of Taiwanese culture at Taipei's ancient Longshan Temple, a 300-year-old treasure nestled in the heart of the city's oldest district. Dive deep into the beginning of Taipei, the true Taiwanese way of life, the captivating tales of our folk gods, and their role in shaping the lives of Taiwanese believers. Dive into the rich fabric of Taiwanese culture and history. Discover how our ancestors thrived in Taiwan and how they treated illnesses without doctors. Looking for a bit of extra luck? Longshan Temple, filled with colorful dragons, is home to over 100 folk gods who oversee everything from the sea to battles. Share your wishes with gods like Wenchang Dijun, known for helping with learning, and the Old Man Under the Moon, who brings couples together. Our guide will show you how to throw 'moonstones' and interpret messages from the heavens. Get your fortune read and learn about the temple's long history and the traditions of Buddhism and Taoism that have made it a beloved place for centuries. Join us for an unforgettable journey as we discover the authentic spirit of Taiwan. Major Stops: Mengxia Park Bopiliao Historical Block Herbal Alley Longshan Temple

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Length: 2 - 2.5 hours

Meeting point: longshan temple mrt station exit no.1 see google map, book now >, more tour ..., "i've attended quite a few walking tours and always love how much i learn about a city from them. having recently attending the longshan temple and nearby area tour with jenny hsieh, i really enjoyed experiencing the history of bangka, the skin peeling street, herbal alley, and the longshan temple itself. i came out of the tour with a much better understanding of how taipei was founded and the religion behind not just longshan but all the temples in taipei. thanks for a great tour", rob f - 2023 april, "the tour was great easily one of the best walking tours that i’ve been (if not the best). i feel i’ve learnt a lot from it. our guide james was very knowledgeable, has good humor and it was enjoyable to listen to him. he was friendly, and willing to answer whatever questions we had. the tour was well-organised, fun and informative. i look forward to joining another tour that is hosted by them again", oi y - 2023 mar, "april and josh were informative, humorous, and helpful. april gave me a far better grasp of taoist and confuciuian belief, which was one of my desires for the tour. they both could answer any question i had, even why trash cans are so rare in taiwan. i was happy with the tour and would recommend it to others.", jack spat - 2023 feb, "the tour with ale and leo was just fantastic. both of them are very knowledgeable about the city and the taiwan in general - we highly recommend it we especially loved how enthusiastic they are for the city they live in, making us even more excited to spend some time here and explore the city. ale and leo, we could very easily tell that you love doing what you're doing you made this tour very special for us - thank you so much again", "a very informative tour of the localized/non-urbanized part of taipei. charles and juno were very accommodating and great at making the history of the temple area into funny and engaging stories. would recommend 10/10.", jean mika - 2023 march.

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Walk through the stories of the roaring twenties that took place in the streets of Taipei

Explore Dadaocheng - the secret hub where Taiwan’s literati and artists flourished during the Golden Age

Follow how Dihua Street has transformed over the years into a creative hub where traditions clash with innovations

Description

The roaring twenties, a colorful period in which the cultural heroes of each country shined. As Pablo Picasso is to Spain, Ernest Hemingway is to the U.S., Coco Chanel is to France, so is everything that prospered around Taipei North Gate and Dadaocheng to Taiwan. Dadaocheng was the hub for local elites and artists in Taipei, who gathered in cafes and salons in 1920s style. Today, Dadaocheng is still a major historical tourist attraction and shopping area among locals and tourists alike, and continues to be mesmerizing as remains of Taipei’s Golden Age.

Everyday 15:00 meet up with guide

Meeting point: Exit 2 of MRT Beimen Station

Our guides are recognized with a green and white paper fan saying "Like It Formosa".

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1. North Gate

The North Gate “Beimen” was constructed as part of the Taipei City Wall in 1884 under Qing China, following an attempted invasion of Japan. With the objective to protect the cities from future assaults, the North Gate was built as a practical bunker and front protection to Taipei City. After its renovation in 2017, the North Gate is now regarded as "The Arc de Triomphe" of Taipei according to the current mayor Ko Wen-Je.

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2. Railway Ministry Park

Railway Ministry was established in 1899 under Japanese rule as the office of the colonial department responsible for the administrations, constructions and transportation of all railways in Taiwan. After 1945, the old department was shuffled and renamed “Taiwan Railway Administration” (TRA) by the new R.O.C. government. The Tudor style building you see today was completed in 1919 as the office of the Railway Ministry, and was also the location of the TRA headquarters up until the 1990s.

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3. Taipei Post Office

Originally established in 1895, Taipei Post Office was set up by the Japanese troops as their military post office. During the colonization, Taipei Post Office became one of the three main mailing administrative headquarters, and the current building is essentially an extension of the original design. Being right across from the North Gate, you can tell this very location has in fact been the transportation center of our capital city for more than a century!

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4. Fa Zhu Gong Temple

One of the three major temples of Dadaocheng, Fa Zhu Gong Temple was built in 1869 by Chinese immigrants who moved to the area for tea trading business. Legend has it that Fa Zhu Gong, the main god of this temple, once shielded the local community from a spread of terrible disease. The peculiar location of the temple was completed in 1988, and was in fact a compromise between urban planning and Feng-Shui tradition.

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5. Yongle Fabric Market

Established in 1908 as a transfer center for Japanese fabrics coming to Taiwan, Yongle Market soon became the biggest wholesale and retail center for fabrics even well after the Japanese colonization ended in 1945. Due to its popularity and high sales, a modern, multi-functional building was constructed in 1985 to replace the old fashion style market. Today, people still come to Yongle Fabric Market to find various styles of fabric to make clothes, curtains, and tailored dresses.

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6. Taipei Xia-Hai City God Temple

Taipei Xia Hai City God Temple was built in 1859 by families and tradesmen that were exiled from Monga area in the hope of setting up a new community. The temple houses not only the main City God, but also Madam City Goddess, Guanyin Buddha, the Old Man under the Moon (Chinese Cupid) as well as the victims that died in exiled journey from Monga. Today, the temple remains the religious center of Dadaocheng and is home to over six hundred deities in its 152 square meters of area, resulting in the highest statue density in Taiwan. Don’t forget to visit the deities here during your midway break - the Chinese cupid is said to be very good at his job!

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7. Dihua Street

Located in Dadaocheng, Dihua Street is known for its dried goods and imported snacks, and is often most populous before Lunar New Year. Its trading activities began during the rule of “Dutch Formosa” and was officially constructed during the 1850s, when many commercial entities moved in from Monga. Since then, Dihua Street has been an important center for commerce in Taiwanese products and imported produce. Being one of the oldest streets in Taipei, Dihua Street also takes pride in its architectural style of Chinese and European infusion that has been well-preserved throughout the different regimes.

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The end of Dihua Street takes you further away from tourist sites and deeper into the real life of Dadaocheng locals in the last century. Since the early 2000s, Dihua Street has been revived thanks to tourism, its traditional industry in tea, dried goods and Chinese medicine - and most importantly, the collaboration between old and new, when fresh start-up businesses find home in buildings that are over a hundred years old. Make sure you take your time checking out all the lovely shops that sell handmade bags, lanterns and clothes, among others!

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Everyday 15:00~17:30

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Meeting Point

Exit 2 of MRT Beimen Station

Tip-based. Pay what you want!

Guide to tipping:

Nice: NT$300~400

Great: NT$400~500

Awesome: NT$500+

Everyday 17:30 tour ends

Important notice.

1. Booking is required to join the tour.

2. The guide is recognized with a green and white paper fan saying "Like It Formosa".

3. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a bottle of water or an umbrella if needed.

4. This tour is wheelchair, stroller and kid-friendly.

5. This tour will take place rain or shine. However, if Taipei City Government announces a day off because of natural disasters, the tour will be canceled and you will be notified via email one day in advance.

6. If you are joining this tour with a group of more than five people (5+), or a group arranged by travel agencies, please fill in our private tour request form  to customize your needs. The idea of our free walking tours is to show the city to individual travelers and small groups, and is not suitable for last minute big groups. If no advance notice or booking is made, Like It Formosa and our guides reserve the right to refuse your participation in our tours.

7. In the event of emergency situations, please call the guide or message our  Facebook Fanpage .

8. Anything not covered hereunder, Like It Formosa reserves the right of final modification.

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    Our guides are recognized with a green and white paper fan saying "Like It Formosa". JOIN A FREE WALKING TOUR. Nice: NT$300~400. Great: NT$400~500. Awesome: NT$500+. 1. Longshan Temple. Longshan Temple is located in the heart of west end Taipei, and serves as the religious center of local community. The temple was first established in the 18th ...

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    Explore Taipei, Jiufen, Taoyuan, Taichung, Tainan and Kaohsiung with Like It Formosa's award-winning English walking tours led by professional and local tour guides! Listen to stories known only to locals, see Taiwan from a local's perspective, and find hidden gems you'd otherwise never know!

  6. Taipei Free Walking Tour Historic Route

    The walking tour in Taipei provided an insightful and engaging exploration of the city's highlights. The knowledgeable guide shared interesting historical and cultural anecdotes, enhancing the overall experience. The well-paced itinerary allowed for a comprehensive discovery of Taipei's landmarks, making it an excellent way to absorb the city's ...

  7. THE 10 BEST Taipei Walking Tours (with Prices)

    This walking tour is designed for foreign travelers who wish to seek a better understanding of Taiwan's history, politics…. Free cancellation. from. $10. per adult. 14. Crash Course for Taipei's History (B) - English Walking Tour. 1. Historical Tours.

  8. Old Town Taipei Tour

    This free walking tour leads you through Taipei's old town, including prominent sites such as 228 Peace Memorial Park, the Presidential Office, Inner City Market, Zhongshan Hall, Ximending, and the Red House. With our enthusiastic guides, you'll explore both well-known landmarks and hidden gems, ensuring an engaging, informative, and ...

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    Everyday. Rain or shine. Taipei's #1 Free Walking Tour since 2014! 60K+ guests hosted, top-ranked on Tripadvisor!

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    Taipei is a city of multiple cultural influences. We bring all the histories and legends of the old Taipei to you in a single walk with Taipei Historic Tour! Free Walking Tour: Everyday 9:00~12:00. Everyday 10:00~13:00. READ MORE.

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    Taipei's Origin & Longshan Temple - Taiwan Cultural Walking Tour. 14. This tip-based walking tour uncovers the essence of Taiwanese culture at Taipei's ancient Longshan Temple, a 300-year-old treasure nestled in the heart of the city's oldest district.

  12. Taipei City Walking Tour, Taiwan

    Klook's choice. Taipei City Tour with National Palace Museum Ticket. 4.5 (461) HK$ 386. Best Price Guarantee. Taipei - Jiufen Old Street Bus Ticket | Taipei Bus. HK$ 22. The Phantom: The Wizard's Trail. New Activity.

  13. Free Walking Tour Taipei

    So step out and come hang! We offer three free walking tours in Taipei. Old Town Taipei Tour will take you through the old town of Taipei, including 228 Peace Memorial Park, The Presidential Office, Our Inner City Market, Zhongshan Hall, Ximending, and The Red House. By visiting the popular sites and hidden corners of this city with our guides ...

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    The best Taipei City Walking tours are: Taipei: Old Town Walking Tour. Taipei: Private Food Tour - 10 Tastings with Locals. Taipei: Historic Night Market Food Tour with Tastings. Taipei Nightlife: Taipei Pub Crawls (2 Different Routes) Taipei: 2-Hour Raohe Night Market Walking Tour.

  15. Taipei: Old Town Walking Tour

    See the most famous landmarks of Taipei on a walking tour with your local guide. Stop at the National Museum of Taiwan and ramble through the historic old town. Learn about the 228 tragedy and other interesting facts about Taiwan's history. Follow your guide to Zhongshan Hall to see the historic former public auditorium.

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    A Taipei culture walking tour with City Unscripted shows you the Taiwanese capital far beyond your guidebook. Our local guides, handpicked for their passion, take you on walking tours that highlight the best of the hometown, from tranquil temples to the top street food stalls. A walk between worlds. At just three centuries old, Taipei is one of ...

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    Taipei's Origin & Longshan Temple - Taiwan Cultural Free Walking Tour. Provided by TourMeAway. Rating: 9.8. (Reviews: 1146) from €0 Tip based. Join us for a remarkable visit to the Longshan Temple in Taipei, where you'll encounter a magnificent array of over 100 folk gods, overseeing domains ranging from the sea to warfare.

  18. Taipei Historic Free Walking Tour

    1. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a bottle of water or an umbrella if needed. 2. This tour is wheelchair, stroller and kid-friendly. 3. This tour will take place rain or shine. However, if Taipei City Government announces a day off because of natural disasters, the tour will be canceled and you will be notified via email one ...

  19. Tourmeaway

    TourMeAway is an organization provides the entertaining & informative free walking tours in Taipei city everyday by passionate local tour guides. Tours include the fundamental historical tour and the mysterious temple tour. Last but not least, the pub crawl and night market food tour allow you to enjoy the nightlife of Taipei with the cool and ...

  20. 7 Self-Guided Walking Tours in Taipei, Taiwan + Maps

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  21. Taipei's Origin & Longshan Temple

    Taipei's Origin & Longshan Temple - Taiwan Cultural Free Walking Tour. Uncover the essence of Taiwanese culture at Taipei's ancient Longshan Temple, a 300-year-old treasure nestled in the heart of the city's oldest district. Dive deep into the beginning of Taipei, the true Taiwanese way of life, the captivating tales of our folk gods, and their ...

  22. Taipei Free Walking Tour Golden Age Route

    The 1920s was a golden age for Taipei, Taiwan, where culture, commerce, and innovation grew. Learn about the city's rich history in this walking tour by young and engaging local tour guides. First stop is the North Gate, an iconic Taiwanese landmark. Afterwards, you can send a letter or card to your loved ones at Taipei's historic post office.

  23. Golden Age Walking Tour

    1. Booking is required to join the tour. 2. The guide is recognized with a green and white paper fan saying "Like It Formosa". 3. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a bottle of water or an umbrella if needed. 4. This tour is wheelchair, stroller and kid-friendly. 5.