Taipei may be the best-kept secret in Asia. The capital city of Taiwan, Taipei is nestled among mountains at the northern tip of an island replete with dramatic landscapes. The Portuguese called it Ilha Formosa—Beautiful Island. Visitors will find here a taste of the rich traditions of ancient China, uninterrupted by cultural revolutions or Western colonialism. The city is a fast-paced blend of contemporary upscale life, with colorful ancient temples and monuments, dramatic scenery, and romantic teahouses perched on the sides of mountains. It is one of the few cities in the world where you can go from a modern metropolis of millions of people to lush green mountains in just minutes. Let us help you plan the perfect trip to Taipei.