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Taiwanese Architecture is Amazing! Tourists Must Visit Buildings TOP5

by Derrick Smith

Do you think that only Taipei 101 is a special building in Taiwan? Then you are wrong! There are many distinctive buildings in Taiwan, such as the National Taichung Theater and Lanyang Museum, etc.

Taipei, Taiwan (Merxwire) – When people want to appreciate architecture, they usually think that the capital of the country is the first, but in fact, it may not be the case. For example, the capital of Spain is Madrid, but almost all the amazing buildings are in Barcelona. Beijing, China, is very competitive, but architects go to Shanghai to challenge skyscrapers. In Taiwan, in addition to Taipei 101, there are many splendid buildings.

Taipei 101

Taipei 101 is a skyscraper located in Xinyi District, Taipei City, Taiwan. It is 508 meters high and has 101 floors above ground and five floors underground. It is the tallest building in Taiwan and the only building with more than 100 floors. Taipei 101 was once the tallest building in the world. It is currently the twelfth tallest building in the world. It is also the tallest green building in the world. It has become one of Taipei’s important landmarks since its completion.

At Taipei 101, you can find all kinds of fashion brands, as well as Taiwanese snacks. For example, Xiaolongbao (Pork soup dumplings), Hot pot, Milk tea with tapioca balls, etc. Taipei 101 is an interesting place; everyone is welcome to come here to appreciate the architecture, go shopping, and eat food. Go to the high floors of skyscrapers to see the scenery of Taipei, Taiwan!

Address: No. 7, Sec. 5, Xinyi Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei City 110, Taiwan

Taipei 101 (Photo via Merxwire)

Lanyang Museum

Lanyang Museum is a museum located in Toucheng Township, Yilan County, Taiwan. It is under the jurisdiction of the Yilan County Government Cultural Affairs Bureau and is the first county-level museum in Taiwan. Lanyang Museum adopted a cuesta-shaped building and was completed in 2009. The overall design combines the local natural landscape. The triangular cube structure is reminiscent of the beauty of the mountain. The walls are made of stone and aluminum casting materials, showing the color of the local farmland changing with the seasons.

Lanyang Museum is different from general museums. It is a museum with local culture as its main exhibit. It shows the local mountains, seas, plains, as well as the geographical environment and life development. Here is an introduction to Yilan’s water and forest resources, as well as how farmers use their wisdom to drive agricultural development, as well as the cultural history of Yilan’s indigenous people’s lives, clothing, and work.

Address: No.750, Sec. 3, Qingyun Rd.,, Toucheng Township, Yilan County, Taiwan

Lanyang Museum (Photo via pixabay.com)

National Taichung Theater

The National Taichung Theater is a large-scale exhibition space located in Xitun District, Taichung City, Taiwan. It was designed by Japanese architect Toyo Ito & Associates and completed in 2014. It covers an area of ​​57,685 square meters. Its appearance is like a bottle, representing intoxicating art. Official website introduction: The NTT’s façade, swathed by glass and cement walls, is so evocative of a wine bottle that Toyo Ito in fact, dubbed his design “Bottle the Art.” To him, the arts are an intoxicating experience, similar to imbibing a fine vintage.

The National Taichung Theater has a large theater (2,007 seats), a medium theater (796 seats), a small theater (200 seats), and an outdoor theater, as well as dining spaces and sky gardens. There are often performances here, such as concerts, musicals, and recitals. If you like music or performances, then you will love this place. The area around the Theater is also great for walking and enjoying the scenery!

Address: No.101, Huilai Rd., Sec. 2, Xitun District, Taichung City, Taiwan

Tunghai University

Tunghai University is located in Xitun District, Taichung City, Taiwan. It is not only a campus but also a popular attraction. Why is Tunghai University a must-visit place in Taiwan? In fact, the most attractive is the Luce Chapel on the campus. This is a Christian chapel. It was built in 1963 and designed by architects IM Pei and Chi-Kuan Chen. The appearance of Luce Chapel is triangular, and the eaves curve is very beautiful. Many people All come here to take pictures to commemorate.

This building is a historic site. Visitors come to visit every holiday. Visitors like this building with both Western and Chinese styles. In addition to visiting Luce Chapel, visitors will also go to the farm on campus to taste fresh milk and dairy products made on campus. Tunghai University is already a destination for parent-child travel and dating. In addition to international visitors, local people often visit it.

Address: No. 1727, Sec. 4, Taiwan Boulevard, Xitun District, Taichung City, Taiwan

The Luce Memorial Chapel (Photo via Merxwire)

Dadong Art Center

Dadong Art Center is located in Fengshan District, Kaohsiung City, covering an area of ​​4.3 hectares. The art center covers an 800-seat multi-functional auditorium, as well as outdoor theaters, exhibition halls, art education centers, and libraries. It is also the first art library in Taiwan. Architects: MAYU architects, de Architekten Cie.

The roof shape takes into account various weather conditions, such as typhoons and rain, and the roof opening allows rainwater to enter the landscaped pool below. The outdoor membrane roof creates shadows and provides a space for the public to relax. Many parents bring their children here in the afternoon to read or take a walk and stay there until the sun disappears. At night, the roof will be combined with lighting to become an art installation, combined with a unique appearance design; the effect is very charming and beautiful.

Address: No.161, Guangyuan Rd., Fengshan Dist., Kaohsiung City Taiwan

Dadong Art Center (Photo via Merxwire)

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