Home to a booming nightlife scene, historical resonance and some of the region’s most esteemed cuisine, Taipei is one of Southeast Asia’s most worthwhile destinations. A hybrid between cosmopolitan and traditional, it has a long history of cultivating cultural movements and diverse populations. From jazz fanatics to tea connoisseurs, today’s Taipei is filled with colorful, artistic people who won’t hesitate to befriend you. But that’s just one aspect of the dynamic city. It’s also tech-savvy and ambitious, with the world’s sixth-largest tower and nearly ubiquitous Wi-Fi, and home to some of Asia’s most beautiful outdoor landmarks. Nestled into the Taipei basin and surrounded by mountains, the capital city is a favorite for its late-night street markets, popping nightlife and upscale shopping centers.