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Why Taipei 101 is special ?
Taipei 101 (Chinese: 臺北101 / 台北101), formerly known as the Taipei World Financial Center, is a landmark supertall skyscraper in Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan. The building was officially classified as the world's tallest in 2004, and remained such until the opening of Burj Khalifa in Dubai in 2010. In 2011, the building was awarded the LEED platinum certification, the highest award according the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system, and became the tallest and largest green building in the world
The building was architecturally created as a symbol of the evolution of technology and Asian tradition (see Symbolism). Its postmodernist approach to style incorporates traditional design elements and gives them modern treatments. The tower is designed to withstand typhoons and earthquakes. A multi-level shopping mall adjoining the tower houses hundreds of stores, restaurants and clubs. Fireworks launched from Taipei 101 feature prominently in international New Year's Eve broadcasts and the structure appears frequently in travel literature and international media.
What to explore at Taipei 101?
Awesome building with amazing view of Taipei, day and night, at the observatory floor. The basement food court has many vendors offering delicious Taiwanese, Chinese, Asian, and American food, which is a must visit also. There are many high end boutique stores in the lower floors for browsing or shopping as well. Furthermore, lots of souvenirs to buy at the top and a good 360 view around the building.
Taipei 101 is both a shopping mall and office building. The shopping mall is from B1 to Level 6 and most of the shops are selling up-market branded stuff. Since our sole purpose of being there was just to go onto the observatory, we bypassed all the shops and went straight to the observatory ticketing booth at level 5.
From the lift lobby at level 5, it takes exactly 37 seconds to reach the indoor observatory deck at level 89 and that’s at least 30km/hr. It’s quite amazing that we didn’t feel any discomfort during the ascend. In fact, the lift was very stable.
At level 89 (382m above ground), you will get a bird’s eye view of the city. You can also get a free rental of an audio guide (available in eight languages) from the “Multimedia Guide Counter”, which will give you a more detailed explanation of the view from your position in the observatory.
How to get to Taipei 101?
- Take MRT to City Hall station
- Take Exit 2 to board the free bus shuttle to Taipei 101
- Amazing BUILDING, AMAZING VIEW
- Icon of Taipei
- Fastest Elevator and Great Views
- Great view of the city
Tips for you
For group tickets, reservations must be made by fax or online before the visit. Group tickets will not be sold at the booth. Please obtain your tickets directly from the group reservation service window. You will not need to queue for ticket purchases, but you will still need to queue for the elevator ride.Reservation
I visited here because of bike shows, I will say this, very far but it was fun, because the heat, the city cleaned up for the occasion and markets large size. Cool hotels and most importantly Thailand is rapidly changing for the better ...PS. At the end of one note, a great place for a photo relationship, no camera does not come here...
Awesome view from the top! It was entertaining to listen to the audio guide as they show you each part of Taipei
you may buy a ticket and go top of 101.that is so beautiful to see taipei.Specially when the weather is good.you may see the mountain at easten way.
From Taiwan Main Station, take the Bannan Line to Taipei City Hall station and catch the free shuttle to Taipei 101. The tallest building in the world until 2010, Taipei 101 and the observation deck on the 89th floor is spectacular. 360 view is awesome; Taipei seems endless! Equally spectacular are the HIGH end shops -- big names to drool over but definitely out of our price range! There are shops I've never heard of, but definitely wanted to browse. The food court has a good number of vendors and the supermarket is wonderful! FINALLY, had mango ice (shave ice with mango chunks and condensed milk) and BEEF NOODLE (yum!).
Can't wait to go back! This is authentic, fresh, and well cooked food. They don't seem to have a lunch menu on Sundays, so I definitely recommend splitting an entree. They are huge. We got the orange chicken and I've had several cravings for it since we ate there. The chicken was moist (and all white meat) and the breading was perfect!
Magnificent view of Taipei from here. You can learn a bit of Taipei history here. The lifts are one of the fastest in the world.