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Taipei 101, Xinyi District

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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. Use our Taipei online road trip planner to add Taipei 101 and other attractions to your Taipei vacation plans.
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  • .a landmark of this industrious city . original design to be visited as a must an unusual mineral museum  more »
  • Lots of shops and a great food hall with lots of cuisines, dessert shops to choose from.Very close to Grand Hyatt hotel and a 15-20 minute walk from Sun Yat Sen memorial hall. The food hall is on.....  more »
  • I live in Taiwan, but, every time I visit the Taipei 101 and its surroundings, I enjoy a magic atmosphere, great food, kind people and amazing shopping places.  more »
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