In Taiwan’s highest landmark, “Taipei 101”, visitors can feel the festive atmosphere. When traveling to Taiwan, you must visit Taipei 101. This is not only one of the most representative landmarks in Taipei, but also a shopping center. Welcome to enjoy the food and admire the spectacular scenery.
Taipei, Taiwan (Merxwire) – Want to have a fantastic festival? Taipei 101 is a place recommended by many tourists! This year, the three major brands of Cartier, Dior, and Harry Winston will cooperate to create a unique Christmas tree attraction here. In addition, Taipei 101 also integrates shopping centers, offices, and observation decks to create the highest check-in place in Taiwan, inviting domestic and foreign tourists to experience a joyful Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
Taipei 101 is a skyscraper located in Xinyi District, Taipei City, Taiwan. It is 508 meters high and has 101 floors above ground and 5 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.
Taipei 101 has set many world records in the past:
● Tallest skyscraper
● The highest outdoor viewing platform
● Tallest green building
● The fastest elevator speed
● Largest damper
● The biggest countdown clock on New Year’s Eve
The total floor area of Taipei 101 is 371,000 square meters. Construction started in September 1999 and was completed on December 31, 2004. The building was originally named Taipei World Financial Center and was renamed Taipei 101 in 2003. In addition to representing Taipei, it also represents “Technology”, “Art”, “Innovation”, “People”, “Environment”, and “Identity”.
Some floors of Taipei 101 are shopping malls, and some floors are commercial office spaces. There is an indoor observation deck on the 89th floor and an outdoor observation deck on the 91st floor. On June 14, 2019, Taipei 101 opened its roof terrace as a landscaped trail, which is the world’s highest outdoor viewing platform. Tourists can shop, enjoy food, and enjoy the vast and beautiful scenery at Taipei 101. Therefore, Taipei 101 is also one of the attractions designated by most tourists.
In addition, the building has the second-largest giant damper in the world that is open to visitors. What is a damper? A damper is a machine or device that uses damping characteristics to slow down vibration and consume kinetic energy. It is often used in automobiles, motorcycles, or bicycle systems. Some skyscrapers also use the damper to slow down the shaking during earthquakes.
Because Taiwan is located in an area with frequent earthquakes, it needs large dampers to avoid the damage caused by earthquakes. The giant damper in the building has also become the focus of tourists. Visitors to Taipei 101 can not only take the high-speed elevator to the viewing platform to enjoy the scenery but also see the giant damper, which is very amazing!
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!
Traffic & Mall Information:
● Sunday – Thursday 11:00 – 21:30
Friday, Saturday, and National Holidays 11:00 – 22:00
No.7, Sec. 5, Xinyi Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei City 110, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
● Take the MRT
Xinyi Line: Taipei 101 Station, Exit 4
Bannan Line: City Hall, about 10 minutes walk from Exit 2
● Taking The Bus
You can get to Taipei 101 and Taipei 101 MRT Station by taking the bus to Shifu Station, Shimao Station, Xinyi Administrative Center, and/or Grand Hyatt Hotel.