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Taipei 101, Xinyi District

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An engineering wander constructed to defy cyclones and earthquakes, Taipei 101 held the honor as the tallest building in the world for six years until 2009. The architectural features and elements of the 509 m (1,700 ft) tall tower are fueled with symbolism. Notice how its design resembles an elongated pagoda or a bamboo stick--recalling growth. The number of levels (101) indicates striving for more than perfection, and the number of segments consisting of the same number of floors (eight) stands for good fortune and prosperity. However, its most popular element is the damper that defied the strongest typhoon in history (2015). The skyscraper houses a huge shopping mall on its first five floors, along with restaurants, clubs, and two observation decks on 89th and 91st floors. Use our Taipei online road trip planner to add Taipei 101 and other attractions to your Taipei vacation plans.
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  • It's a must when you visit Taipei with one of the fastest elevators in the world. Once you get up to the very top, there're several shops to buy souvenirs and an ice cream shop that also serves drinks...  more »
  • The restaurant is one of the highest in the world but prices are down to earth and quality and service is perfect. It is quite difficult to get a seat this is reservation some days ahead need to be co...  more »
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