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Fodor’s, ‘Travel + Leisure’ pick Taipei as a top spot

Staff writer, with CNA

Taipei has made it onto lists of two US-based travel guides as a recommended destination for next year.

Fodor’s, one of the world’s largest publishers of English-language travel information, included Taipei on its Web site’s “Go List” of 25 destinations to visit.

The publisher praised the city as “a modern Asian megalopolis” that is stepping into the spotlight as the World Design Capital (WDC) next year.

“Design hounds should time their visit to coincide with the WDC International Design House Exhibition, when the city will be turned into a huge exhibition ground,” Fodor’s said.

It described Taipei as “a buzzing, highly cosmopolitan city where giant modern skyscrapers tower over ancient temples, peaceful parks are juxtaposed with clamoring and chaotic markets, and cutting-edge hotels and nightlife spots pack in the glitz and glamour.”

Travel + Leisure magazine’s list of the “Best Places to Travel in 2016” ranks Taipei 19th out of 50 destinations.

Saying that Taipei has established itself “as one of Asia’s most compelling cities,” the magazine highlights the transportation system, culinary offerings, the World Design Capital role and the scheduled opening of the Taipei Performing Arts Center.

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