As the capital of Taiwan, Taipei is a perfect mix of traditional Chinese culture, combined with the passion and warmth of the local Taiwanese residents. Check out century-old European architecture at Dadaocheng dating back from the Japanese colonial period. Head to the top of Taipei 101 and gaze out over the entire Taipei basin on a clear day. Head to the Jianguo Jade and Flower Market and check out out local artisans selling jade pendants and all types of jewelry. Don't forget to finish off your day by snacking on some stinky tofu or a traditional oyster omelette at a night market.