Things to see and do in this often overlooked destination

Surrounded by lush green mountains and swarming with a constant buzz of scooters, the often overlooked travel destination of Taipei is a city with charms that can be found nowhere else. Historical events of the past 100 years have helped to shape Taipei’s unique cultural landscape, which includes influences from Japanese, American and Chinese cultures. While the outdated, tiled facades of many of the city’s buildings may deny Taipei the title of most beautiful city, Taipei’s allure lies deeper than the surface.