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
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.
Here is the ticket office.
Various prominent figures have been to Taipei 101.
First, I went to the indoor observatory on the 89th floor.
I found the central area in Taipei was surrounded by lots of buildings.
Photos of visitors in silhouette.
Is this a mascot character of Taipei 101?
Then, I moved to the outdoor observatory on the 91st floor.
This is the wind damper.
I bought some goods for souvenir.
I returned to the 5th floor and dropped by “Mango Cha Cha” for rest.
I had ice shavings with mangoes.
Four Four South Village
I left Taipei 101 and visited “Four Four South Village”.
“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.
Visitors are able to take photos of “Four Four South Village” with Taipei 101.
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.
An elephant welcomed me.
I arrived at the observatory, but was surprised to see there were already so many photographers who were waiting for the sunset.
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.
The sun started to go down.
Just before the sunset.
After the sunset.
The light-up has started.
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.
Tonghua Night Market (Linjiang Street Night Market)
As the last destination, I stopped by Tonghua Night Market (Linjiang Street Night Market).
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.
While the majority of visitors in Shilin Night Market is tourists, more than half of the visitors here were local people.
Stall for drink.
Stall for shooting.
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.
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.