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Taipei 101
Vacation Travel Guide

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.

Top Hotels Close to Taipei 101

W Taipei
W Taipei
5 out of 5
10 Zhongxiao East Rd, sec 5, Xinyi Dist, Taipei
The price is $210 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5

Located in Xinyi, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Taipei 101 and Taipei World Trade Center. Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall and Elephant Mountain ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (972 reviews)

"Location is wonderful, easy access to multiple shopping malls. Staff were helpful, room was fashionable. Very nice!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

W Taipei
Grand Hyatt Taipei
Grand Hyatt Taipei
5 out of 5
2 SongShou Road, Taipei
The price is $140 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 6

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 ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (953 reviews)

"Walking distance to Taipei 101, great restaurants and rooms."…"

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2020

Grand Hyatt Taipei
MADISON TAIPEI HOTEL
MADISON TAIPEI HOTEL
4 out of 5
No.331, Sec 1, Dunhua S. Rd., Daan Dist, Taipei
The price is $118 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7

Located in Daan, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Tong Hua Night Market, Jianguo Flower and Jade Market, and Taipei International Convention Center. Taipei ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (1,073 reviews)
Recommend

"Excellent stay and front desk are helpful,would love to revisit :)"…"

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2020

MADISON TAIPEI HOTEL
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Best Lodging Options Near Taipei 101

W Taipei
W Taipei
5 out of 5
10 Zhongxiao East Rd, sec 5, Xinyi Dist, Taipei
The price is $210 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
W Taipei
Grand Hyatt Taipei
Grand Hyatt Taipei
5 out of 5
2 SongShou Road, Taipei
The price is $140 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 6
Grand Hyatt Taipei
MADISON TAIPEI HOTEL
MADISON TAIPEI HOTEL
4 out of 5
No.331, Sec 1, Dunhua S. Rd., Daan Dist, Taipei
The price is $118 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
MADISON TAIPEI HOTEL
arTree hotel
arTree hotel
4 out of 5
No.76, Sec. 3, Bade Rd., Songshan Dist., Taipei
The price is $79 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 9
arTree hotel
Shangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel Taipei
Shangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel Taipei
5 out of 5
201 Tun Hwa South Road, Section 2, Taipei
The price is $161 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 20
Shangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel Taipei
Taipei 101 SPARKLE Hotel
Taipei 101 SPARKLE Hotel
3.5 out of 5
B1, NO.16, Sec. 5, Xinyi Road, Taipei
The price is $60 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
Taipei 101 SPARKLE Hotel
Members Hotel at Taipei 101
Members Hotel at Taipei 101
3 out of 5
22 Section 2, Keelung Rd Xinyi District, Taipei, Taipei City
The price is $39 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
Members Hotel at Taipei 101
The Tango Taipei XinYi
The Tango Taipei XinYi
3.5 out of 5
297, Sec. 5, Zhongxiao East Road, Taipei
The price is $136 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
The Tango Taipei XinYi
Le Meridien Taipei
Le Meridien Taipei
4.5 out of 5
38 SongRen Road, Xinyi District, Taipei
The price is $245 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
Le Meridien Taipei
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