As the capital city of the island of 24 million, Taipei is the heart and soul of Taiwan that displays a wonderful blend of cultures between Chinese, Japanese, and a little Southeast Asian and American, all mixed up in a way that is unlike any other cities in the world.

Taipei is an extremely modern city, and yet it is affordable and accessible to all types of travelers. The city maintains its tradition as well as adopting a fun and colorful culture similar to those you find in Japan. It is a perfect mix of these cultures that makes Taipei, and Taiwan in general, such an intriguing travel destination.

When I was backpacking through Taiwan, I had a chance to spend 4 days in this wonderful city exploring all the cool things one can do in and around Taipei, and here is a complete backpacking guide on things to do in Taipei with a suggested 4-days itinerary. Without further ado, let's begin with Taipei itinerary map:

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