10 Best Kid-Friendly Things to Do in Taipei

Taipei is a great destination to explore even if you are traveling with kids because there are many things for you to see and do. From easy hiking trails, amusement parks to a visit to the city zoo, I am sure that your kids will be having a lot of interesting places to be. So, here is a list of the 10 best kid-friendly things to do when you are here! Also, check out the amazing flight deals at Cathay Pacific before you book your flights to Taipei by clicking on this link…

  1. Hiking the Elephant Mountain
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This is one of the best things to do in Taipei with kids because of the ease and the duration it takes to complete the hike. Elephant Mountain is also called the Nangang District Hiking Trail by the locals. It only takes about 20 minutes to complete the hike and if you are doing this with small kids, you can have a rest at the rest points on the way to the top. However, the best time to visit is in the morning hours if you want to catch incredible views of Taipei city.

  1. Visiting Taipei Children’s Amusement Park

Every kid loves to play and therefore, even if the visit to the Taipei Children’s Amusement Park bore you as adults, I am sure you kids will like it! There are many rides to choose from (bumper cars, spinning teacups, Ferris wheel etc.) and also, a children’s playground and a theatre to enjoy a movie or two! 

  1. Know about religion at Longshan Temple

If you want your kids to learn more about the religions which are practised by Taipei locals, you should visit the Longshan Temple. Dating back to the early 1700s, this temple is of historical significance because it is dedicated to Buddhism, Taoism and Confucian beliefs. The temple premises are beautiful to walk on but be respectful as this is an active temple. You will be seeing devotees praying and lighting incense sticks to get blessings. 

  1. Spend a day with animals at Taipei Zoo

Another best thing to do with your kids in Taipei is to spend a day with animals at Taipei Zoo. It is one of the largest zoos in Asia spreading over an area of 90 acres. So, it is better to reserve a full day for Taipei Zoo if you want to see and interact with all of its animals. The most popular part is the Panda facility, this is where you can see the playful pandas lazily eating the leaves offered to them. In addition to this, the penguins and flamingos’ habitats are a must-visit. 

  1. See the incredible views at Taipei 101 Observation Deck

Taipei 101 is truly a marvellous sight in the heart of Taipei as it resembles a giant bamboo stick! Your kids will be excited to go to the observation deck on the 89th floor to see the incredible city views. It takes only 37 seconds to reach the observation deck from the ground floor, so the elevators here have made the Guinness World Record of being the fastest elevators in the world. You can also go to the Taipei shopping mall in the same building if you want to buy souvenirs, clothes and other items to take back home. 

  1. Become scientific at the National Taiwan Science Education Center

This is one of the best things to do in Taipei even if you are an adult. You can learn about science; both natural and life sciences along with technology and robotics. You can see the life and natural science exhibits on the 3rd and the 4th floors while the math, earth science ones are on the 5th and the 6th floors. Don’t forget to try out the ‘SkyCycle,’ which will allow you to ride a bicycle up in the air!

  1. Stroll the night markets

Strolling the night markets in Taipei is another best thing to do because you will be able to discover many things here starting from the mouthwatering Taiwanese cuisine. There are many street foods stalls in these night markets that will offer you a nice meal for a low price! A suggestion would be going to the Shilin Night Market, the most popular night market in the city. You can let your kids try out the bubble teas that come in many flavours, they will fall in love with them!

  1. See Taipei from above at Maokong Gondola

Maokong Gondola is a cable car ride in Taipei, and the speciality of this ride is that these cable cars have a glass bottom. So, you will be able to see a bird’s eye views of the city and the surrounding areas as you take the ride. This 30-minute ride starts at Taipei Zoo Station and stops at the Zhinan Temple, here you can explore the tea plantation of Taipei and even buy local tea to take back home. 

  1. Enjoy the night views from Miramar Ferris Wheel

Another great way to see the city views is by taking a ride on the Miramar Ferris Wheel. This is an entertainment park with many things for you to do and the Ferris Wheel is just one of them. It was opened to the public in 2004, since then it is the major attraction of the city because it is illuminated with luminous colours to break up the darkness. This 95-meter-high Miramar Ferris Wheel has 48 cabinets and a single cabinet can hold up to 6 people. Therefore, this is the best way to enjoy the city’s night views safely with your kids.

  1. Wander in the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall which is also known as the CKS is a major attraction in Taipei because it is dedicated to the first President of Taiwan, Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek. It is a popular spot to wander around among kids and adults alike but there is so much more here. CKS is a white in a color octagon-shaped building, greatly built focusing on the symbolism of China with its eight sides. You can also visit the museum to learn more about the history of Taiwan and the life of Chiang Kai-Shek.

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