The City

Not to be confused with the capital of Taiwan (Taipei City), New Taipei City (新北市 Xīnběishì in Mandarin, literally ‘New North City’) is both a city in itself and a region surrounding the cities of Taipei and Keelung.

What to see

What to see

Take in the stunning natural wonders of Yangmingshan National Park, Yehliu Geopark and Laomei Green Reef, and admire the old houses in the little town of Shiding.

What to do

What to do

Take a day trip to the mountain seaside area of 九份 Jiǔfèn, and visit the famous beautiful teahouse, Amei Teahouse. If you’re a tea lover, you’ll also enjoy a hike at Sanxia Xiong Kong Tea Plantation.

And since you’re so close to Taipei, why not hop on a train and take a trip to the capital of Taiwan itself too?

What to eat

What to eat

As well as much-loved Taiwanese classics like bubble tea, beef noodle soup and three cup chicken, there are a few special spots specific to New Taipei City that are worth a visit. Don’t miss the various tofu dishes at the 30-year-old restaurant, 大樹下豆腐三吃 Da Shu Xia Three Dish Tofu (literally ‘three tofu meals under the big tree’ – and there is, indeed, a big tree at the restaurant). Whereas 阿城鵝肉 Acheng Goose specialises in goose: roasted, salted, smoked and lots more.

If you’re feeling peckish later on at night, head to Banqiao District and hit Nanya Night Market for plenty of delicious snacks.

Goose Soup - Taiwan Food

Did You Know?

Up until 2010, New Taipei City was known as Taipei County before it got promoted to ‘special municipality’ status.


Combine your one-on-one classes with exciting tours accompanied by your teacher in New Taipei City. This is your opportunity to experience the city with a local while improving your Chinese skills.

Each tour has a five-hour duration and you can customise it as you wish, choosing where to visit and counting on your teacher’s help to decide the best itinerary for the day.

Our teachers have selected interesting places they would love to show you around. Here are their suggestions for a one-day tour in New Taipei City.

  • NTC Mountain Walk Tour

    NTC Mountain Walk Tour

    • Dharma Drum Mountain
    • Jinshan Green Life Park
    • Yehliu Geopark
    • Taste Jinshan Delicacies
  • NTC Cultural Tour

    NTC Cultural Tour

    •  Jiufen Old Street
    •  Fort Sam Domingo
    •  Tamsui Fisherman’s Wharf
    •  Juming Museum
  • NTC City Tour

    NTC City Tour

    • Drop of Water Memorial Hall
    • New White House Shopping Centre
    • Tamsui Historical Museum
    • Tamsui Old Street


Would you like to make a difference while visiting New Taipei City?

We’ve partnered with organisations that will offer you the opportunity to volunteer in a range of activities, from teaching English to supporting disadvantaged children. This unique experience will allow you to have a positive impact while learning more about local culture and practising the language.

New Taipei City, Taiwan