Taipei 101, Taipei
Categories: Observation Decks, Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
An engineering wander constructed to defy cyclones and earthquakes, Taipei 101 held the honor as the tallest building in the world for six years until 2009. The architectural features and elements of the 509 m (1,700 ft) tall tower are fueled with symbolism. Notice how its design resembles an elongated pagoda or a bamboo stick--recalling growth. The number of levels (101) indicates striving for more than perfection, and the number of segments consisting of the same number of floors (eight) stands for good fortune and prosperity. However, its most popular element is the damper that defied the strongest typhoon in history (2015). The skyscraper houses a huge shopping mall on its first five floors, along with restaurants, clubs, and two observation decks on 89th and 91st floors. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Taipei 101 by using our Taipei itinerary planner.
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Long queue to go up. Lots of tour groups. I feel the building swaying if you stand at the edge in the observation deck.
Visited Taipei 101 just before the ;typhoon came. I am still able to see the clear city view of Taipei and it's lovely. You can choose either to come in the day time or night time. Both will have a di... read more »
Worth to go up. But surely quite expensive. Nothing much to do. But do try the mango ice with ice cream. Really nice. View is awesome. Speed of the lift is really breath taking. I got to experience 5.6 magnitude earth quake while on the 89th floor and it was something. You get to feel how the building actually shook.
Try here when the weather is good. When I went there, it was cloudy and what you could see is just a near city only. It's a bit expensive (NTD 500) but worth to go up. I fall in line more than 1 hour.. so many people.. :( better to go there on weekdays..
Paid NT$450 for a ticket for an elevator ride. 91st floor was blocked due to weather condition yet the price remains the same. Entire 88th floor is just expensive jades to lure mainlanders to buy them. I didn't want to walk through the jade section, yet in order to leave the place you are forced to walk through it. 89th floor smells like sweat. Surrounded by loud mainlanders. Basically if you want to pay to experience mainland China on a 89th floor. This is your place to go.
The view at night is epic! But they charge 500 NTD to go to the 88th floor. That's a lot! For students, it's 450 NTD, not much of a discount.
Long Phu Nguyen
The biggest scam in Taipei and it is legal! The price is outrageous—to quote a mom we overheard when she was talking to her son: "Kid tix is at 450?! Where got money to buy ice-cream?!" Taipei's view had been clouded by smog by the time we reached level 89—so it's not that spectacular. Not to mention so many a tourists were flocking there since it has been so popularised it creates clattering atmosphere equal to that of a bus terminal. We were expecting a better outlook on level 91, yet disappointed again by the haze lingering on the night sky. Moreover, there are few attractions to view around on level 89: a small theatre that seems always packed with tourists, a mascot for Taipei 101 and a long chain of shops that are trying to sell you jewelry made from corals and jade. Luxurious as they sound, we have little room to display and money (considering no cash for ice-cream) to buy them, most would just walk past the shops without buying anything. So save your money and spend it elsewhere rather than here!
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