Taipei, the capital city of Taiwan, is a wonderful place to spend your holidays, and it is said to be the most dynamic, comfortable cities in which to live in all of Asia. It is best to visit the city during fall, when there are low temperatures and minimal rainfall. During the summer the weather is hot and sticky.
Typhoons and flooding plague the city during the months of June to October; therefore avoid taking a holiday to Taipei in this season. On the other hand, there are a lot of tourists visiting at this time, making it cheaper. For those who hate the rain, it is best to visit in December to January, the driest time in the city.
Getting cheap flights to Taipei is easy, with domestic flights landing at Songshan Airport, and international flights landing at Taiwan Taiyuan International Airport. China Airlines and Eva Airways offer affordable tickets to the city, and you should best book your trip in May.
Taipei is the cultural seat of Taiwan, and one can enjoy several festivals and events. The Lantern festival, which attracts media attention from the whole globe, involves the lighting of sky lanterns accompanied by awesome laser displays.
The Ghost festival is yet another event, which involves using small boats and lit lanterns to guide the lost ghosts along the river. Other events of note are the Tomb-Sweeping Day, the Dragon Boat Festival, and the Mid Autumn festival.
Taipei has several tourist attractions, of which the most popular is the Maokong Gondola, the cheapest of all gondolas. The National Palace Museum has numerous historic treasures.