Taipei listed among best Asian cities for nightlife

Staff writer, with CNA  / 

Sat, Dec 29, 2012 - Page 3

Taipei is ranked ninth on the list of best Asian cities in terms of nightlife, according to a survey released by Agoda, Asia’s leading online service for hotel reservations.

Two other Taiwanese cities, Taichung and Kaohsiung, also made it onto Agoda’s list of Asia’s top 25 cities for nightlife.

Taichung was ranked the 19th- best city for nightlife and Kaohsiung was ranked 23rd.

Agoda’s Taiwan office said yesterday that the ranking was compiled based on feedback from more than 113,000 respondents who visited the cities.

Agoda’s customers were asked to rate the nightlife in various cities on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being poor and 5 being excellent.

Some respondents said Taipei was a fun city with many interesting places for dining, dancing, clubbing and late night shopping.

Bangkok, Thailand’s vibrant capital, known for its tuk-tuk cab service, colorful temples and street food, emerged as the best city in Asia for nightlife, according to the Agoda poll.

The glittering desert city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates was ranked second, followed by Boracay/Caticlan in the Philippines with its white sand beaches and palm trees.

Rounding out the top 10 list were the seaside resort of Pattaya in Thailand; Japan’s neon-lit capital, Tokyo; the largest Thai island, Phuket; Hong Kong, known for its world-class food; Macau, famous for its massive casinos; Taipei and the Indonesian island of Bali.