Like the Skytree in Tokyo, I developed a liking for Taipei 101. We’re going to start this out with a couple Taipei 101 fun facts. First, it is the second tallest building in the world, after the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Second, it has a wind damper inside at the top to keep it steady when it’s windy.
I went there my first day in Taiwan for some delicious Din Tai Fung and to go up to the observatory. I think I liked it better from the outside, but the view from the top was still pretty spectacular. I don’t think I would have been horribly upset not going to the top either, though.
I went back a few more times while I was in Taipei, which ended up being about two weeks. Every time, I took about ten too many pictures, but I’m glad. There’s too many other things I wish I had more pictures of. I guess I’ll have to go back. Bummer.
- It’s about $15USD to go to the observatory at the top. It’s cool, but I would only go on a clear day.
- The crowds at the top weren’t too bad, but the line to go back down was fairly long. Keep that in mind if you’re in a rush. It might not always be like that though.
- Eat at the Din Tai Fung. It’s delicious.
- To get here by MRT, take it to the World Trade Center.
- Wandering around the mall is a nice break from a lot of the rain.
Have you been to Taipei? Did you go to the top of Taipei 101? What did you think of it?