Solo in Taipei for 4 Days ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ
Sing Ye
Last November, I went on a short solo trip to Taipei to catch a concert. 4 days feels neither too short nor too long. Most people wouldn't spend 4 whole days in just Taipei alone but there is so much to explore in this colourful city! If you have already been to Taipei a few times and are bored of the usual Imperial Palace and all, try out these off the beaten path finds. You can use this guide as part of a longer trip or fast and furious if you're tight on time like me.
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Accomodation

Cho Hotel
@singye
I booked this hotel last-minute after my original accomodation had to be cancelled. It turned out to be one of the best decisions of this trip. This is such a charming hotel with vintage vibes and generous freebies. Level 2 is a photogenic social area with games, books, a projector and a fully-stocked pantry of local snacks and drinks. On days when you're too hungry and tired to go out for dinner, you can just grab some instant noodles and eat it in your room in peace. If you want a peaceful place to drink your coffee in the morning, choose one of the comfy velvet sofa chairs by the window. I really enjoyed the social area. Bonus: there is a cute cat that shows up at the balcony once in a while ๐Ÿฑ
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Day 1

ๅคงไธ‰ๅ…ƒ่ฑ†ๆผฟๅบ—
@singye
This is the most comforting breakfast you can have at 6am after a long day of travelling. This hole-in-the-wall breakfast shop sells fresh savoury doujiang (bean curd), danbing (egg pancakes), jiucaihe (chive dumplings) and more. I ordered a savoury doujiang and jiucaihe. The portions were more generous than I expected and I struggled to finish them. Luckily, they provide condiments like chilli oil, chili sauce, vinegar, soy sauce and more to accompany your meal. There is no dine-in duration limit and most patrons order take-out at this 4-seat establishment. Perfect for solo-travellers! I would advise to try and reach before 8.30am. Even on a weekday, I overheard that people in the queue after me had to wait up to 20 minutes.
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9x9 stationery expert (Yonghe store)
@singye
I spent hours shopping in this store. If you're a fan of stationary, this is your spot. You can buy a cute yearly planner here for $5 and cute stickers for $1. Perfect place to get some souvenirs for your friends as well.
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Good Old Days ้ ‚ๆบชๅบ—
@singye
Another quaint store to get unique souvenirs for friends and family. It is a bit more on the pricey side but too adorable to pass!
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Huashan 1914 Creative Park
@singye
An aesthetically-pleasing area rich with arts. Wander around and discover lovely small-businesses and interesting infrastructures in this area. There's a theatre showing arthouse films as well. Do check their website for screening times.
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Vinyl Decision
@singye
Located just a short walk away from Huashan 1914 Creative Park, this little vinyl record store is a must for music lovers. The atmosphere is unique and relaxing. Try to come when there is live jazz performances for the best experience.
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Day 2

Taipei Cinema Park
@singye
If you're an early bird like me and you're wide awake before any shops open, you would enjoy a nice quiet walk through this park. A nice place to chill or take an OOTD against the graffiti art.
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Bopiliao Historical Block
@singye
Interesting historical architecture with exhibition spaces. I highly recommend coming here to feel the old time Taipei and learn about local history.
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Shintomicho Cultural Market
@singye
Walk through the wet market to see this horseshoe-shaped building in the middle of it all. This building hosts history of Taiwan's market culture during the japan occupation as well as a picture-worthy cafe.
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ๆ›ธๅบ— ๅ’–ๅ•ก ๆ—ฉๅˆ้ค
@singye
This is my favourite cafe in the whole world. I went early on a weekday and it was completely empty. The cafe is spacious and has charging ports, a perfect place to recharge yourself and your devices. Browse an old book over a coffee and a hearty meal. I ordered the beef stew and spent my afternoon there reading a book, writing a letter and filling up my planner. A perfect afternoon.
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ๅ‰ต่—ไบบ็พŽ่ก“็คพ
@singye
This is a shop selling art materials and tools at a good price. It has a unique exterior and an interior that brings you back in time. I bought a unique made-in-Italy 6-pronged (?) offset spatula for my dad.
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Sunny Hills Taipei Minsheng Park Store
@singye
This is a nice spot to rest your feet over a (free!) cup of tea and a pineapple tart. You don't have to make a purchase but the snacks sold here would make good souvenirs and gifts. Each box comes with a cute fabric bag.
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Raohe Night Market
@singye
Pepper buns. Sausage in a sausage. If you're spoiled for choice here at this night market, these are the 2 items you cannot pass. They would keep well for breakfast the next day too.
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Rainbow Bridge
@singye
If the weather is good, take a walk to the Rainbow Bridge nearby. It's a pretty sight to see while digesting your spoils from the Raohe Night Market. If you feel up for it, head back to the night market for a second round.
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Day 3

Xiangshan (Elephant Mountain)
@singye
Not many people know of this spot in the city that gives you a clear view of the Taipei 101 building. Elephant mountain is an easy hike to get some fresh air and nature in your trip.
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Everywhere Burger Club
@singye
Perfect place for a solo traveller. The usual wait time is 30 minutes but I got a seat right away at the counter. I ordered the walnut bacon peanut butter burger and it hit the spot. This old-school diner is popular among the locals so try to go at an off-peak timing.
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Taipei Arena
@singye
I spent half a day here to attend a concert. Taiwan has very passionate and fun fans. Do try to attend a concert here if you ever get the chance.
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Details

Day 4

Triangle Garden Cafe
@singye
The mismatched chairs, big windows and wooden tones. A charming cafe serving a desserts and drinks. Reasonable price and friendly staff. A great place to work or just relax with a book on the last day of the trip.
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ไบŒๆœƒๅ’–ๅ•กๅปณ
@singye
Another spot popular with the locals. Try not to come during the weekends or be prepared to wait (leave your number on the waiting list and you will recieve a call when there's a seat ready). This spot closes at 8pm, pretty late for a cafe. The cafe has a different mysterious charm at night. I ordered the sesame latte and the flan. Do note that the minimum order is one beverage (I wanted to just order the flan but that's not allowed).
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The Red House
@singye
A historical building to pop by quickly on the way to XiMenDing. There are booths selling items from small businesses.
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Ximending Walking District
@singye
Enjoy the street performers, buskers and lively atmosphere at night at this famous walking street.
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Hi! I'm Sing Ye, a data analyst living in Singapore who loves travelling solo whenever I can (usually to catch concerts in neighbouring countries). I enjoy seeking out local thrift/vintage shops and wandering the backstreets of new cities, in the most optimized route of course! These digital tour guides are my tried and tested short trips if you find yourself passing through a city alone for a few days โœˆ๏ธโœจ Subscribe to get notified when I post new guides โ˜บ๏ธ Upcoming guides in 2023: - 6 Days in Bali ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ - 3 Days in Bangkok ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ - 5 Days in Manila + Cebu ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ - 3 Weeks in Koh Samui ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ
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Solo in Taipei for 4 Days ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ
Sing Ye
Last November, I went on a short solo trip to Taipei to catch a concert. 4 days feels neither too short nor too long. Most people wouldn't spend 4 whole days in just Taipei alone but there is so much to explore in this colourful city! If you have already been to Taipei a few times and are bored of the usual Imperial Palace and all, try out these off the beaten path finds. You can use this guide as part of a longer trip or fast and furious if you're tight on time like me.
22 Places โ€ข 4 Saves โ€ข ago
Free

Accomodation

Cho Hotel
@singye
I booked this hotel last-minute after my original accomodation had to be cancelled. It turned out to be one of the best decisions of this trip. This is such a charming hotel with vintage vibes and generous freebies. Level 2 is a photogenic social area with games, books, a projector and a fully-stocked pantry of local snacks and drinks. On days when you're too hungry and tired to go out for dinner, you can just grab some instant noodles and eat it in your room in peace. If you want a peaceful place to drink your coffee in the morning, choose one of the comfy velvet sofa chairs by the window. I really enjoyed the social area. Bonus: there is a cute cat that shows up at the balcony once in a while ๐Ÿฑ
Add to
Details

Day 1

ๅคงไธ‰ๅ…ƒ่ฑ†ๆผฟๅบ—
@singye
This is the most comforting breakfast you can have at 6am after a long day of travelling. This hole-in-the-wall breakfast shop sells fresh savoury doujiang (bean curd), danbing (egg pancakes), jiucaihe (chive dumplings) and more. I ordered a savoury doujiang and jiucaihe. The portions were more generous than I expected and I struggled to finish them. Luckily, they provide condiments like chilli oil, chili sauce, vinegar, soy sauce and more to accompany your meal. There is no dine-in duration limit and most patrons order take-out at this 4-seat establishment. Perfect for solo-travellers! I would advise to try and reach before 8.30am. Even on a weekday, I overheard that people in the queue after me had to wait up to 20 minutes.
Add to
Details
9x9 stationery expert (Yonghe store)
@singye
I spent hours shopping in this store. If you're a fan of stationary, this is your spot. You can buy a cute yearly planner here for $5 and cute stickers for $1. Perfect place to get some souvenirs for your friends as well.
Add to
Details
Good Old Days ้ ‚ๆบชๅบ—
@singye
Another quaint store to get unique souvenirs for friends and family. It is a bit more on the pricey side but too adorable to pass!
Add to
Details
Huashan 1914 Creative Park
@singye
An aesthetically-pleasing area rich with arts. Wander around and discover lovely small-businesses and interesting infrastructures in this area. There's a theatre showing arthouse films as well. Do check their website for screening times.
Add to
Details
Vinyl Decision
@singye
Located just a short walk away from Huashan 1914 Creative Park, this little vinyl record store is a must for music lovers. The atmosphere is unique and relaxing. Try to come when there is live jazz performances for the best experience.
Add to
Details

Day 2

Taipei Cinema Park
@singye
If you're an early bird like me and you're wide awake before any shops open, you would enjoy a nice quiet walk through this park. A nice place to chill or take an OOTD against the graffiti art.
Add to
Details
Bopiliao Historical Block
@singye
Interesting historical architecture with exhibition spaces. I highly recommend coming here to feel the old time Taipei and learn about local history.
Add to
Details
Shintomicho Cultural Market
@singye
Walk through the wet market to see this horseshoe-shaped building in the middle of it all. This building hosts history of Taiwan's market culture during the japan occupation as well as a picture-worthy cafe.
Add to
Details
ๆ›ธๅบ— ๅ’–ๅ•ก ๆ—ฉๅˆ้ค
@singye
This is my favourite cafe in the whole world. I went early on a weekday and it was completely empty. The cafe is spacious and has charging ports, a perfect place to recharge yourself and your devices. Browse an old book over a coffee and a hearty meal. I ordered the beef stew and spent my afternoon there reading a book, writing a letter and filling up my planner. A perfect afternoon.
Add to
Details
ๅ‰ต่—ไบบ็พŽ่ก“็คพ
@singye
This is a shop selling art materials and tools at a good price. It has a unique exterior and an interior that brings you back in time. I bought a unique made-in-Italy 6-pronged (?) offset spatula for my dad.
Add to
Details
Sunny Hills Taipei Minsheng Park Store
@singye
This is a nice spot to rest your feet over a (free!) cup of tea and a pineapple tart. You don't have to make a purchase but the snacks sold here would make good souvenirs and gifts. Each box comes with a cute fabric bag.
Add to
Details
Raohe Night Market
@singye
Pepper buns. Sausage in a sausage. If you're spoiled for choice here at this night market, these are the 2 items you cannot pass. They would keep well for breakfast the next day too.
Add to
Details
Rainbow Bridge
@singye
If the weather is good, take a walk to the Rainbow Bridge nearby. It's a pretty sight to see while digesting your spoils from the Raohe Night Market. If you feel up for it, head back to the night market for a second round.
Add to
Details

Day 3

Xiangshan (Elephant Mountain)
@singye
Not many people know of this spot in the city that gives you a clear view of the Taipei 101 building. Elephant mountain is an easy hike to get some fresh air and nature in your trip.
Add to
Details
Everywhere Burger Club
@singye
Perfect place for a solo traveller. The usual wait time is 30 minutes but I got a seat right away at the counter. I ordered the walnut bacon peanut butter burger and it hit the spot. This old-school diner is popular among the locals so try to go at an off-peak timing.
Add to
Details
Taipei Arena
@singye
I spent half a day here to attend a concert. Taiwan has very passionate and fun fans. Do try to attend a concert here if you ever get the chance.
Add to
Details

Day 4

Triangle Garden Cafe
@singye
The mismatched chairs, big windows and wooden tones. A charming cafe serving a desserts and drinks. Reasonable price and friendly staff. A great place to work or just relax with a book on the last day of the trip.
Add to
Details
ไบŒๆœƒๅ’–ๅ•กๅปณ
@singye
Another spot popular with the locals. Try not to come during the weekends or be prepared to wait (leave your number on the waiting list and you will recieve a call when there's a seat ready). This spot closes at 8pm, pretty late for a cafe. The cafe has a different mysterious charm at night. I ordered the sesame latte and the flan. Do note that the minimum order is one beverage (I wanted to just order the flan but that's not allowed).
Add to
Details
The Red House
@singye
A historical building to pop by quickly on the way to XiMenDing. There are booths selling items from small businesses.
Add to
Details
Ximending Walking District
@singye
Enjoy the street performers, buskers and lively atmosphere at night at this famous walking street.
Add to
Details

Yet to Visit

็‚ญๆณขๆณขยทๅ–ซ่Œถ(่ฉฆ็‡Ÿ้‹ๆœŸ้–“ไธๅฎšๆœŸๅ…ฌไผ‘๏ผŒๅ…ฌไผ‘่ฉณๆƒ…่ซ‹่ฆ‹็ฒ‰็ตฒๅฐˆ้ ๅ…ฌๅ‘Š๏ผ‰
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Sing Ye
Hi! I'm Sing Ye, a data analyst living in Singapore who loves travelling solo whenever I can (usually to catch concerts in neighbouring countries). I enjoy seeking out local thrift/vintage shops and wandering the backstreets of new cities, in the most optimized route of course! These digital tour guides are my tried and tested short trips if you find yourself passing through a city alone for a few days โœˆ๏ธโœจ Subscribe to get notified when I post new guides โ˜บ๏ธ Upcoming guides in 2023: - 6 Days in Bali ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ - 3 Days in Bangkok ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ - 5 Days in Manila + Cebu ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ - 3 Weeks in Koh Samui ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ
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