December 22, 2009
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8 Sung-Chih Road,, Taipei Taiwan, Taiwan
886 (02) 8101-8899â€Ž
I couldn’t leave Taipei without first visiting the famous tallest building in the world, Taipei 101. You can easily see that it is tall and of course, beautiful! We haven’t even entered the building when we started taking pictures. It isn’t every day that you can go to the world’s tallest building unless you live in Taipei.
When you enter Taipei 101, you’ll be in for a treat. We were awed at how breathtakingly beautiful Taipei 101 is. In the basement, you will find a food court. The lower floors is mostly a mall made up of well-known fashion brand stores. Floors 89 to 91 are the observation decks where we were able to see the whole of Taiwan (more on that later). The floors between the observation decks and mall are the most expensive office spaces in Taipei. I wonder what offices are housed there.
Our reason why we visited Taipei 101 was to go up to the observatory and experience for ourselves the view that you can see from there. People do go to Taipei just to visit it. We wouldn’t miss it for the world! The ticket was priced at 400NT and will allow you entrance. You’d be able to ride the zooming elevator and also access the observation deck.
Aside from being the world’s tallest building, Taipei 101 also holds the record for having the fastest elevator. Believe me, I was able to try it and golly, it was really FAST. We were able to reach the 89th floor from the ground for only 37 seconds! that’s 381 meters high! I was just in awe & I’m glad I didn’t miss the opportunity of taking a video of it so you could experience it as well even just virtually 🙂
As expected, we could really the see the whole Taiwan up there. The sections are pretty much divided into North, South, East & West Taiwan. Here are some pictures that I took:
I also took the chance to have my picture taken for a Taipei 101 memorial photo w/ visitor certificate. It’s hilarious really!! We were posing like crazy on a blank wall. Our poses were like holding on to one another while hugging an imaginary big building, faking a fall or jumping in the air without a background. The end results were astounding, seeing yourself posing with the photoshopped Taipei 101 😛 I remember spending 300NT for it but to my carelessness, I left the picture & digital copy of the picture at the hotel!! :'(
Lastly, before we headed out to our next destination, we also bought some things to bring home to the Philippines. We call it “pasalubong”. They are things that we buy for our friends as souvenirs/gifts from our trip. I bought like a ton of popular yummy take-home food from æ–°æ±é™½, mostly at 100NT each.
More pictures of Taipei 101 can be found here.