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.

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Helpful things:

  • 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.

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Have you been to Taipei?  Did you go to the top of Taipei 101?  What did you think of it?