Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Taipei 101 Observatory & Shopping in Taipei, Taiwan


A trip to Taipei city in Taiwan will not be completed without a tour to observation deck at Taipei 101, a famous landmark skyscraper at Xinyi District. Taipei 101 was officially ranked as the world's tallest skyscraper from 2004 until the opening of Burj Khalifa in Dubai in 2010.

Taipei 101 comprises 101 floors on the ground and 5 floors underground which is occupied by Taipei 101 mall (an upscale shopping mall from basement up to 5th floor) and offices. Taipei 101 tower is designed to withstand typhoons and earthquakes.

The entrance and ticket booth for Taipei 101 Observatory are located on the 5th floor of the Taipei 101 Shopping Mall. The admission fees is at NTD$500 per person. For more information, please visit the official website of Taipei 101: http://www.taipei-101.com.tw/en/index.aspx

Taiwan promotes the awareness of green environmentally friendly thus, the Taipei City Department of Transportation collaborates with Giant Bicycles to provide a self-service public bicycle rental system called YouBike at reasonable fees and at convenient locations in Taipei city. There is a YouBike rental kiosk nearby Taipei 101 thus, you may try to experience riding around Taipei 101 and to nearby shopping malls. Currently, the YouBike stops are located at stations along the MRT's Bannan, Wenhu and Luzhou lines. For more information, please visit http://www.youbike.com.tw/home.php?eng=1

There are other major shopping malls located nearby Taipei 101 which require 10 minutes (700 metre) short walking distance to some popular shopping malls such as Vie Show Cinemas, Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Department Store and BELLAVITA situated between Songgao Road and Songshou Road at Xinyi District in Taipei city. 

How to get there?
By MRT subway train:
Take the Red line (Xinyi Line) to Taipei 101/World Trade Center station and walk for about 5 minutes (400 metre) to Taipei 101.


The side view of Taipei 101 of different distance in Taiwan
The side view of Taipei 101 of different distance in Taiwan. Taipei 101 Shopping Mall is situated next to Taipei 101 Tower.
The main entrance of Taipei 101 in Taiwan
The main entrance of Taipei 101 in Taiwan

Creative Sculptures nearby Taipei 101 in Taipei, Taiwan
Creative Sculptures nearby Taipei 101 in Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei 101 Observatory Entrance at 5th floor of the Taipei 101 Shopping Mall in Taipei, Taiwan
Taipei 101 Observatory Entrance at 5th floor of the Taipei 101 Shopping Mall in Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei 101 Shopping Mall in Taipei, Taiwan
Taipei 101 Shopping Mall in Taipei, Taiwan

Bicycles rental in the capital city of Taipei in Taiwan to reduce air pollution and promote green environment
Bicycles rental under YouBike in the capital city of Taipei in Taiwan to reduce air pollution and promote green environment

The busy upmarket shopping malls in Xinyi District in Taipei, Taiwan
The busy upmarket shopping malls in Xinyi District in Taipei, Taiwan

My Older Post:
  • Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Taipei National Palace Museum in Taiwan (one of the largest Chinese Historical collections in the World)
  • Ximending in Taipei (a busy night street for shopping and food) in Taiwan
  • An Introduction to Taiwan


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