Taipei

Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei is a vibrant city with a mix of Chinese, Japanese and Western influences, reflected in its food, culture and architecture. Japanese colonial lanes and busy shopping streets are lined with contemporary buildings and boutique cafes. The city is also known for its lively street-food scene, many night markets, buzzing neighborhoods and a lively nightlife scene. Nature is not too far away either, a quick MRT ride takes you to the hot springs and hiking trails.

Taiwan ought to be a digital nomad’s paradise. Although Taipei is often skipped over by digital nomads, the cost of living in Taipei is actually low, internet Wifi is widely available and fast, and rent and public transportation are relatively cheap. English is taught in school and many adults can speak a varying degree of English.

Women digital nomads will be glad to know that Taipei is one of the safest cities in the world, and violent crime is extremely rare. However, as in many large cities, pickpockets operate in crowded areas, and so you should be vigilant in night markets.

The best times to visit are during the fall (September - November), when the weather is a little cooler, and rainfall is at its lowest. Summers (June - August) in Taipei are hot and humid. During this time temperatures can go up to 95°F (35°C), so if you are visiting be prepared to sweat a lot. Winter (December - January) are the driest months and rarely drop below 50°F (10°C). Spring (March - May) is similar to the fall but rain can be more unpredictable.

Coworking Spaces in Taipei

CLBC Da-An Main

CLBC Da-An Main

3F-1, Fuxing South Road Section 1 No.293

Workis Studio

Workis Studio

No.2, Aly. 6, Ln. 337, Sec. 2, Fuxing South Road

Connect

Connect

5F., No.1, Ln. 147, Sec. 4, Zhongxiao East Road, Da’an Dist

Cafes with wifi

Don't want to work at a coworking space? Check out these cafes with wifi instead.

Places to exercise

Running

Running along the riverside

There are 2 riverside parks in Taipei - by the Dansheui River on the west, and the Keelung River in the north.

Hiking

Yangmingshan National Park

Hiking is a popular exercise in Taipei. There are dozens of hiking trails in Yangmingshan Park.

Public Sports Centres

Public Sports Centres

One of the newest sport centers is the Taipei DaAn Sports Center, and it has a gym, swimming pool, rock climbing wall and squash courts.