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Taipei 101

Rocket to the top of one of the world’s tallest skyscrapers for incredible views of Taipei and beyond.

Taipei 101 was voted by Newsweek magazine as one of the Seven New Wonders of the World and by the Discovery Channel as one of the Seven Wonders of Engineering. The tower has held the Guinness World Record for having the world’s fastest passenger elevators.  

At 1,667 feet (508 meters), Taipei 101 was the world’s tallest building for several years during the early 21st century. Designed in an architectural style known as Oriental revivalism, the building has a unique shape that some have lightheartedly referred to as a towering stack of Chinese restaurant take-out containers. As you study the facade made from glass, try to identify the incorporated elements of feng shui. The entire structure is based on the Chinese lucky number, eight. Look for the curled ruyi motifs that adorn the structure, symbolizing protection and fulfillment. Each night of the week, the tower’s light display shows one of the seven colors of the spectrum.

The tower’s 61 elevators are among the world’s fastest. This is one of the few places where you can ride a double-deck elevator. Head to the fifth floor information counter and gift shop. From here, it takes just under 40 seconds to rocket to the 89th-floor indoor observatory where you can look through high-powered binoculars over Taipei. If the weather permits, venture outside on the 91st floor where you can look at the city from the observation deck.

On the 88th floor, see the world’s largest wind damper, an incredible mechanism that stabilizes the building in high winds and typhoons. Immerse yourself in a multimedia experience that will take you through Taipei’s scenic attractions. After returning to earth, explore the hundreds of shops, restaurants and clubs in the mall adjoining the tower. 

Taipei 101’s indoor observatory is open seven days a week, with the last ticketing and entry at mid-evening. The tower is easily accessible by public transport; catch the bus or MRT train to Taipei City Hall Station.

Popular Activities at Taipei 101

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Grand Hyatt Taipei $171
Grand Hyatt Taipei

Grand Hyatt Taipei

2 SongShou Road, Taipei
     
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Xinyi, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Taipei 101, Taipei International Convention Center, and Taipei World Trade Center. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall and Eastern Shopping District are also within 10 minutes. Taipei City Hall Station is 12 minutes by foot and Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall Station is 13 minutes.

    W Taipei $271
    W Taipei

    W Taipei

    10 Zhongxiao East Rd, sec 5, Xinyi Dist, Taipei
       
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Xinyi, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Taipei 101 and Taipei World Trade Center. Baby Boss and Elephant Mountain are also within 2 mi (3 km). Taipei City Hall Station is only a 2-minute walk and Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall Station is 11 minutes.

      Home Hotel $159
      Home Hotel

      Home Hotel

      No 90 SongRen Road Xinyi District, Taipei
         
        4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Xinyi, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Taipei 101, Taipei World Trade Center, and Taipei City Hall. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall and Taipei International Convention Center are also within 15 minutes. Taipei City Hall Station is 9 minutes by foot and Yongchun Station is 18 minutes.

        Humble House Taipei $217
        Humble House Taipei

        Humble House Taipei

        No.18 Songgao Road Xinyi District, Taipei
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Xinyi, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Bellavita, Taipei 101, and Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall. Taipei World Trade Center and Taipei City Hall are also within 15 minutes. Taipei City Hall Station is only a 3-minute walk and Yongchun Station is 14 minutes.

          Taipei 101 SPARKLE Hotel $80
          Taipei 101 SPARKLE Hotel

          Taipei 101 SPARKLE Hotel

          B1, NO.16, Sec. 5, Xinyi Road, Taipei
             
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Xinyi, this hotel is steps from Taipei 101 Mall, Taipei World Trade Center, and Taipei International Convention Center. Tong Hua Night Market and Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall are also within 15 minutes. Taipei City Hall Station is 15 minutes by foot and Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall Station is 19 minutes.

            Good Hotel at Taipei 101 $36
            Good Hotel at Taipei 101

            Good Hotel at Taipei 101

            22 Section 2, Keelung Rd Xinyi District, Taipei, Taipei City
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Xinyi, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Four Four South Village Simple Market and Taipei International Convention Center. Taipei World Trade Center and Taipei 101 are also within 15 minutes. Liuzhangli Station is 13 minutes by foot and Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall Station is 14 minutes.

              iTaipei2 Service Apartment $58
              iTaipei2 Service Apartment

              iTaipei2 Service Apartment

              No. 226, Ln. 415, Guangfu S. Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Xinyi, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Taipei City Hall and Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall. Taipei 101 and Taipei World Trade Center are also within 10 minutes. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall Station is 10 minutes by foot and Taipei City Hall Station is 12 minutes.

                Le Meridien Taipei $247
                Le Meridien Taipei

                Le Meridien Taipei

                38 SongRen Road, Xinyi District, Taipei
                   
                  4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Xinyi, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Bellavita, Taipei 101, and Taipei City Hall. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall and Taipei World Trade Center are also within 15 minutes. Taipei City Hall Station is only a 5-minute walk and Yongchun Station is 13 minutes.