Taipei Trip Part 11: Taipei 101, Four Four South Village, Elephant Mountain and Tonghua Night Market

台北101 アイキャッチ画像

[Introduction]

I traveled to Taiwan for four days and three nights. This time, I visited Taipei and its surrounding areas. In this article, I will write about Taipei 101 as part of Day 3.

[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1: Flying to Taipei & Xiao Long Bao at Din Tai Fung
* Day 1: Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, National Taiwan Museum and National Museum of History
* Day 1: Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall (Light-up)
* Day 2: Pingxi Line (Jingtong)
* Day 2: Pingxi Line (Shifen)
* Day 2: Pingxi Line (Houtong)
* Day 2: Jiufen
* Day 3: National Palace Museum
* Day 3: National Martyrs’ Shrine
* Day 3: Xinyi District
* Day 3: Taipei 101 [This article]
* Day 4: 228 Peace Memorial Park, Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, Longshan Temple and Ximending
* Day 4: Huashan 1914 Creative Park & Return to Home

[Travel Date]
2016.04.27-30

[Main Part]

Observation Deck at Taipei 101

Following the previous post, I reached Taipei 101.""

Taipei 101 is a landmark skyscraper with a height of 508 meters and 101 stories. It was built in 2004 and remained as the world tallest building until July 2007 when The Burj Khalifa (known as the Burj Dubai) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, was opened.

There was a shopping mall on the lower floors and after I walked around it, I moved to the 5th floor where the ticket office was located.Taipei 101 shopping mall

Here is the ticket office.Taipei 101 ticket office1

Various prominent figures have been to Taipei 101.Taipei 101 ticket office2

First, I went to the indoor observatory on the 89th floor.Taipei 101 observatory1

I found the central area in Taipei was surrounded by lots of buildings.""

Taipei 101 observatory2

Photos of visitors in silhouette.""

Taipei 101 observatory3

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Is this a mascot character of Taipei 101?""

Then, I moved to the outdoor observatory on the 91st floor.Taipei 101 outdoor observatory1

Taipei 101 outdoor observatory2

This is the wind damper.Taipei 101 wind damper

I bought some goods for souvenir.""

I returned to the 5th floor and dropped by “Mango Cha Cha” for rest.Taipei 101 Mango Cha Cha

I had ice shavings with mangoes.Taipei 101 ice shavings with mangoes

Four Four South Village

I left Taipei 101 and visited “Four Four South Village”.Taipei Four Four South Village1

“Four Four South Village” is a military dependents’ village located opposite to Taipei 101 in Xinyi District.""

Due to urban development, only a portion of the village is conserved for usage of cultural and creative industry and exhibition.Taipei Four Four South Village2

Visitors are able to take photos of “Four Four South Village” with Taipei 101.Taipei Four Four South Village3

Evening View of Taipei 101 from Elephant Mountain

I did some research before the trip as to where to go to take night view photos with Taipei 101 and found the Elephant Mountain is one of the best spots. So, I decided to visit the Elephant Mountain.

There were three routes to climb the Elephant Mountain and I chose a route that starts from Taipei City Hospital.Elephant Mountain 1

An elephant welcomed me.Elephant Mountain 2

I arrived at the observatory, but was surprised to see there were already so many photographers who were waiting for the sunset.Elephant Mountain Observatory

I gave up taking photos at the observatory, but fortunately found an alternative spot that was suitable to take Taipei 101 photos, so I decided to wait there for the sunset.Taipei 101 Elephant Mountain1

The sun started to go down.Taipei 101 Elephant Mountain evening view1

Just before the sunset.Taipei 101 Elephant Mountain evening view2

After the sunset.Taipei 101 Elephant Mountain evening view3

The light-up has started.Taipei 101 Elephant Mountain night view

Night View around Taipei 101

I returned from the Elephant Mountain to Taipei 101 area.

There was an overhead walkway which was suitable to take night view photos with Taipei 101.Taipei 101 night view1

Taipei 101 night view2

Tonghua Night Market (Linjiang Street Night Market)

As the last destination, I stopped by Tonghua Night Market (Linjiang Street Night Market).Tonghua Night Market (Linjiang Street Night Market)1

Night markets are held at multiple places in Taipei and Shilin Night Market is especially the mist famous night market. This time, I visited Tonghua Night Market (Linjiang Street Night Market), which was near Taipei 101.

There were so many visitors.Tonghua Night Market (Linjiang Street Night Market)2

While the majority of visitors in Shilin Night Market is tourists, more than half of the visitors here were local people.""

Stall for drink.Tonghua Night Market (Linjiang Street Night Market)3

Stall for shooting.Tonghua Night Market (Linjiang Street Night Market)4

I will have a quick bite here, as I haven’t eaten anything for dinner.""

I ordered douhua, a local desert.""

Then, I walked around the night market and""

I left Tonghua Night Market (Linjiang Street Night Market) and returned to the hotel.""

[Closing]

That’s it for the article about Taipei 101 as part of Day 3.

Taipei 101 is the landmark in Taipei just like Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Sky Tree in Tokyo or Petronas Twin Tower in Kuala Lumpur. I bet both the daytime and the night time are good to visit Taipei 101. So, I recommend Taipei 101, especially for tourists who visit it for the first time 🙂

In the next article, I will write about 228 Peace Memorial Park, Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, Longshan Temple and Ximending as part of Day 4.

[Map]

[Related Link]
Taipei Travel (English)
Taiwan Tourism Bureau (English)
Taipei 101 (English)


2 Comments

  1. 台北101やっぱりかっこいいですね~
    私の旅行の時は雨で、101に行くのをやめてしまったけど、
    上に行かなくても、外観だけでも素敵なので、四四南村や、
    歩道橋の上から、眺めたら良かったなあ~と思いました。

    象山は私の足では無理そうですが、こんなに人がいるんですね~
    ガイドブックでここからの写真を見ましたが、本当に
    すばらしい風景。夕暮れから夜の写真がすごくきれいです。

    次回、また台湾に行けたら必ず行きたいです。

    1. アリスさん

      コメントありがとうございます。台北101は展望台にあがるのもいいですが、周りから台北101の建物を眺めるのもとても楽しいです。象山は確かにちょっと行くのが大変ですが、それ以外にも台北101を眺めるスポットはいくつもあり、ブログでも触れた四四南村や歩道橋の上からなどいいかもしれません。自分もアリスさん同様に台湾はまた再訪したいと思っています!

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