Find out where to stay close to all the gay bars and clubs. Check out our top 4 selections with the best rates.
An open and proud Taipei hosts Taiwan Pride in October.
The biggest Gay event in Taiwan is Taipei Gay Pride with more the 80,000 people attending the 4 day event from around the world. The Gay parade takes place on the last Saturday in October and is the highlight of the event. The Parade starts from , then moves thought the streets of Taipei, ending up back where it started where you will find the main stage and many stalls highlighting the gay charities and organisations supported by the Pride.
Two groups of participants will set off at 2 p.m. from Ketagalan Boulevard in front of the Presidential Office. One group will head north and march down Xinyi Road, Linsen South Road, Zhongxiao East Road, Jinshan South Road and Renai Road before returning to the boulevard. The other group will head south and parade along Zhongshan South Road, Roosevelt Road, Hangzhou South Road and Renai Road, before also finishing its march on the boulevard. More than 60,000 people participate in the parade.
Several circuit parties take place during Taiwan Gay pride in Taipei.
Taipei is probably one of Asia’s best kept secrets; there is always something to do; shopping in some of the world’s biggest designer filled shopping malls; night street markets offering everything from exotic fruits to the latest trainers and the not-to-be-missed 101 Tower – the tallest building in Taiwan offering a bird’s eye view of city and surrounding mountings of Taipei. Culture Vultures have an endless choice of things to do, from hot springs to museums, palaces to Buddha temples. When it comes to eating out there are hundreds of restaurants to suit every taste and budget.
Taipei has a vibrant and fun gay scene offering something for everyone, with over 20 gay bars and 3 gay clubs, not to mention the big parties being held over the pride weekend. Saturday night at the W hotel and the weekend circuit parties held by Hong Kong promoter Patrick Sun are some of the most popular.
Gay Map of Taipei
Taipei’s main gay district is located in the Red House District, a large outdoor complex featuring shops, bars and restaurants.
Recommended Hotels in Taipei
All of the gay bars and clubs in Taipei are centred around Ximen’s Red House District. Here are our top hotel recommendations.
The Tango Hotel
4 Star Great Location
This 4 star hotel offers air conditioned rooms with a flat screen TV and a DVD player, safe and a fridge. The bathrooms have a spa bathtub. Located in the gay area.
A Simple Place
Clean & Great Value
The air-conditioned rooms at the 3 star SIMPLE PLACE Ximending featur a flat-screen TV, a desk, a minibar and free WI FI. A good choice for the budget traveler.
Airline Inn Taipei
3 Star – Unique
Rooms at the 3 star Airline Inn are equipped with a flat screen TV, minibar, personal safe and Private bathrooms. This hotel is next to all the gay bars and night life of Taipei.
CityInn Hotel Plus
4 Star – Comfrot
This 4 star hotel offers Air conditioned rooms featuring colorful designs with unique artwork. Each room is equipped with tea/coffee making facilities.
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