The Taipei night scene is like a shining jewel in the city, radiating a charming allure amidst the glow of numerous lights.
As the night descends, the whole city appears to be dressed in a magnificent evening gown, and the dance of lights creates a beautiful nighttime melody.
To enjoy this enchanting spectacle, this article highlights 10 places.
It’s important to visit these classic spots, as they showcase the peak of Taipei’s nighttime beauty.
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1. Taipei 101 Observatory（台北101觀景台）
When it comes to Taipei night scenes, the iconic Taipei 101, Taiwan’s tallest building, is a must-visit. While the building itself is a major attraction for city nightscapes, the real unforgettable experience is at the 91st-floor observatory.
Overlooking the night colors of Taipei, offering a 360-degree panoramic view, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime must-visit.
Taipei 101 Observatory Ticket
- The 91st-floor outdoor observation deck at Taipei 101 offers a sky grassland picnic site and a captivating ‘Sky Tour’ at 400 meters above sea level.
- Formerly the world’s tallest, Taipei 101 is a must-see in Taiwan’s capital.
- Ride one of the world’s fastest elevators, recognized by Guinness World Records in 2004, reaching the top in just 37 seconds!
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Taipei 101 Skyline 460 Observatory Ticket
- The highest outdoor observation deck in Asia is now open to the public!
- Stand on the observatory that is 460-meter above the ground and overlooking the beauty of Taipei City.
- Fast-track entry ticket is included in the package! Staff will guide you to the private entrance.
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2. Xiangshan （象山）
The Xiangshan hiking trail is another renowned spot for viewing the Taipei 101 night scene.
Appreciate the Taipei 101 from different angles, especially during the evening when you can enjoy the beauty of the sunset and dusk.
3. Breeze Viewpoint Platform（微風觀景平台）
The newly completed “Breeze Viewpoint Platform” in 2023 is located within the “Jiantan Mountain Hiking Trail.”
It provides an opportunity to overlook the Keelung River, Tamsui River, Guanyin Mountain, and more.
Photographers often wait here for the sunset, witnessing the gradual illumination of city lights, presenting a charming night.
Yangmingshan offers ideal locations for night views, such as Baiyun Mountain Villa and Zhuzihu Viewing Platform.
The back hill of National Yang-Ming University is the closest night viewing spot to Taipei City, suitable for overseeing the city lights.
On Qingtian Gang, you can enjoy a broad view and is an excellent place for stargazing and moon-watching.
Maokong is a popular spot at the upper station of Maokong Gondola. It offers a breathtaking view of Taipei City at night.
The area features cozy tea houses and cafes where you can enjoy various Taiwanese teas while taking in the beautiful city lights.
Whether you’re with friends or seeking some quiet time, Maokong Night View provides a charming and memorable experience.
6. Beitou Four Seasons Corridor Observation Deck（四季長廊觀景台）
Also known as “Xiaopingding,” the Four Seasons Long Corridor is one of Taipei’s classic night scene spots.
Unlike other night view spots, no climbing is required, just a leisurely walk to the viewing platform.
The platform offers a broad view, capturing the entire Taipei City.
Jiannanshan’s night scene became popular due to the idol drama “In Time with You” and has become a sought-after night view spot.
From the summit of Jiannanshan, you can witness the rare sight of Miramar Ferris Wheel and Taipei 101 in the same frame.
Though the mountain road is narrow, riding a scooter might be a more convenient choice. Here, you can not only enjoy the Taipei cityscape at night but also witness the vibrant night scenes of Dazhi.
8. Neihu Bishan Temple（內湖碧山巖）
The night view from Bishan Temple is unique. The temple has a 180-degree panoramic view, capturing the night scenes of Taipei City, Songshan Airport, and the Grand Hotel.
Especially in spring, the stairs leading to the night view platform are adorned with blooming cherry blossoms, creating a romantic “Cherry Blossom Avenue” for a delightful season.
9. Hongludi Nanshan Fude Temple（烘爐地南山福德宮）
Nanshan Fude Temple is one of the most famous land god temples in northern Taiwan, situated on the hill of Zhonghe Hongludi.
With a higher elevation, it provides a clear view of Taipei 101, Shin Kong Mitsukoshi, and the Miramar Ferris Wheel.
The landscape here is excellent, with unobstructed views due to its high terrain, making it an exceptional night viewing spot.
10. Dadaocheng Wharf（大稻埕碼頭）
Located in Dadaocheng, across from the redevelopment zone of Sanchong, the buildings are reflected in the water at night, presenting a beautiful scene. It’s an ideal place to appreciate the sunset and night view along the riverbank.
The Dadaocheng Wharf Container Market, located inside Gate 5, is also a popular check-in spot where you can enjoy various local snacks.
The beauty of Taipei night scenes, whether weaving through towering skyscrapers or wandering amidst mountain ranges, exudes different charms.
As night falls, Taipei’s vibrancy and tranquility coexist, providing an unforgettable evening feast for all.