Taipei lurches from the serene to the frantic with ease. First, you stand watching streams of scooters dodge street-food stalls in spice-scented bazaars. Second, you're gazing at the elegant outlines of the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall amid meditative Chinese gardens. Millions and millions of people call this their home; the metropolis that's spiked by the Taipei 101 spire – one of the highest in the world. Cheap flights to Taipei from USA are your chance to join them, hopping the pagodas of the Peace Park and munching oyster omelets in the steamy food courts. Leaving the city behind, greater Taiwan also awaits. That's packed with peaks, temples, gorges, hot springs – you name it!
You'll be able to see the Taipei 101 building across the whole capital. Hit the 89th-floor observation deck to take in awesome views of the metropolis.
The vast collections of the National Palace Museum hold more than 700,000 Chinese and East Asian artifacts. There's enough to fill a whole trip!
The Yangmingshan National Park might be right by Taipei, but it's a real escape, with flower meadows, high peaks, and acacia woods.
EVA Air, China Airlines and United have direct flights to Taipei from the United States of America.
Singapore Airlines is the best airline to fly between the United States of America and Taipei. EVA Air is the best for non-stop flights.