Taipei may not seem like a kid-friendly destination at first, but the city and surrounding area is full of activities that will appeal to children, teenagers and the young at heart. Some of the best kids activities are right within the heart of the city, and a quick train ride is all you'll need to access the others. Whether you have a day or a week, these ten kid-friendly things to do will ensure your entire family enjoys their time in Taipei.
What kid doesn't love a good splash in a pool? Topping the list, Formosa Fun Coast has the longest water slide in Asia, a lazy river, water gun area and family pool to help you and your family cool off during the hot and humid Taipei summers. The park has plenty of food options, some of which are "Western" enough to please the pickiest eaters.
Back in Taipei proper, the Taipei City Zoo is home to a pair of pandas on loan from China, as well as a variety of other animal displays. While many zoos in Asia have a sketchy reputation, the Taipei City Zoo has done a nice job with the landscaping and animal habitats.
If you have older kids, do something a little different and take the family out on a guided ride of Taiwan's beautiful countryside with Alan's Mountain Bikes. If cycling isn't your thing, the Adventure Kayak Club offers tours of the calm waters near Taiwan's capital city.
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