Taipei 101
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At 101 stories high, Taiwan's tallest skyscraper boasts spectacular views and high-end shopping boutiques including Gucci, Prada, and Louis Vuitton. There's also a Din Tai Fung on the basement level.
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,313 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ride the world's fastest elevator
    Taipei 101 is an icon of Taiwan. Taipei 101 was the tallest building in the world for several years after it was completed. You can ride he elevator from the podium to the Observatory in a record time, just a matter of minutes. The view of Taipei and the surrounding area is spectacular. The lower levels have a variety of retail stores, including high-end designer outlets. Taipei 101 is a post-modern design, with Chinese characteristics. Taipei 101 features around the globe at New Year, when it hosts an amazing fireworks show.
    Visited February 2023
    Written April 18, 2023
  • Sivan M
    Dallas, Texas494 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Luxury shopping
    From clothes to bags to watches the tower also hosts many luxury brands and high quality goods. The multi-story boutique features many types of interests and this is a good place to walk around and even window shop. Prices here a little higher than usually but you will find many good brands worth spending here.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 23, 2023
  • Maree R
    Christchurch, New Zealand1,176 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tall
    Not fussed on heights so we didn't go up, just looked up and its an impressive building so worth the effort to get there. The food court was unbelievably busy and after a couple of minutes searching for a table we gave up. There did not look to be a queue for the tower however.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 2, 2023
  • Kim W
    21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely worth visiting
    Absolutely delighted by our experience. First visit was unable to go ahead due to low visibility, which the ticket counter advised us about. Second visit at 7.30pm went ahead and was beyond expectations! Views were astronomical- the observatory was filled with amazing displays which were perfect phot opportunities and took us over an hour to tour the whole floor, even though we only had 30 minutes allocated on our ticket. Best time to go up - well worth the money and no need to pay for all the other “perks” on offer 🥰
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 24, 2023
  • Thea J
    63 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    TAIPEI 101
    Absolutely fantastic views, so child friendly with lots to entertain children with, sent postcard from 89th floor to friends which will be much appreciated as from Taipei 101 and went up to 91st floor on open roof and stunning views again. Nice shops and mass damper obviously engineering marvel! A must see.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 23, 2023
  • YuppieLionheart
    Philippines305 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Iconic skycraper in Taipei
    Taipei 101 客製飄帶 is a must visit when you're in Taiwan. It is an iconic skycraper which gives you a picture perfect view of Taipei skyline. It has a high-speed elevator going to the observation deck. But if you want to go to the observation deck, there is a fee. Besides the observation deck, Taipei 101 is also a mall with various shops and restaurants. I wasn't really planning to buy anything but when we passed by Zara I saw a cute bonnet and since raindrops is starting to fall, I decided to get a bonnet instead of an umbrella. At least, it's still fashionable.
    Visited January 2023
    Written July 1, 2023
  • Lev740
    Sacramento, California113 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Taipei on your on your own excursion from the cruise ship
    Taipei on your own from Azamara cruise. On April 25, 2023 Azamara docked in Keelung, Taiwan. We purchased this tour back home for $69/person. On board this tour was sold for$79/person. All tours on board usually charged more than pre-purchased tours. Trip from Keelung to Taipei takes about 40 min on tour bus. Confusion started immediately as soon as our guide started explanation how to reach hop on hop off bus with tickets provided by the Taipei City Government for free for the visitors upon showing up and recording their passport information. Fortunately, we had on bus engineer from the cruise who was very helpful clarifying guide’s information into plain English. To reach the first bus stop we had an option to take a taxi or to ride subway. Just a few people took the trouble to get to the hop on/off bus and told us that this was not worth the effort. After taking excursions from more the two dozen cruises, I definitely may say that this offering from Azamara was the least beneficial as time and money spent. Taipei 101 was worth visiting, but not with this cruise offring. For about $6 one could purchase round trip to Taipei on bus or train. The train and bus stations are within easy 10 to 15 min walk from the cruise terminal in Keelung port. Happy Travels.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 11, 2023
  • Denis Mark
    Singapore, Singapore243 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Magnificent views
    We went on a Tuesday afternoon and were surprised to know that the place is quite empty and without any queue at the corner.. The views from the top were magnificent and beautiful.. There was some confusion on how to get to level 101 as the lift is in between the gift shop.. Will appreciate it if they can put up more signs to show us the way. Overall, awesome experience!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 16, 2023
  • harlemfamily
    New York City, New York738 contributions
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    A must-do
    Definitely need to visit here! Go early in the morning before the line gets long - BUT early is 11 am - does not open earlier!! (we did not know this...) Can be hard to take pictures since people are not so polite but we managed!!
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 5, 2023
  • ROCruiser
    Claremont, California4,655 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cool Off
    We visited Taipei 101 a couple of times on our trip to Taipei in 2023. It was crowded as usual but a good place to spend some time window shopping of high end stores and enjoy good food at the food court. So many choices and a comfortable place with A/C especially when it's hot outside.
    Visited March 2023
    Written August 10, 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,313 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Taiwan is an earth-quake prone area, so it is reassuring that the building has an enormous ball of metal at the top that stops the building from wobbling. Taipei 101 is built in an intricate numerical formula based on traditional Chinese beliefs. It was once the tallest building in the world, Taiwan people are proud of it. The basement has a food court, and the mid-levels have international luxury retailers like Louis Vuitton and Burberry. I've never seen anyone buy anything there but they've been in business for a long time, so they must sell something. There's also a Din Tai Fung outlet, which is very popular. They do not take reservations, be prepared to wait for an hour before you are seated. Access to Taipei 101 is easy, take the MRT Red Line. Ascent to the top of Taipei 101 is rapid, it takes less than a minute.
Written January 24, 2020
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Bulatai
Sydney, Australia204 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Lots of shops and a great food hall with lots of cuisines, dessert shops to choose from.Very close to Grand Hyatt hotel and a 15-20 minute walk from Sun Yat Sen memorial hall.

The food hall is on Level B1 and there is a Din Tai Fung as well as access to the MRT .

The upper levels have the high end stores ie Bulgari, Dior , Prada but all were empty.Hardly any people at all walking around on the upper levels.The busiest level was the food court and the 1 st floor with Zara, Adidas. Very obvious it’s due to the current Corona situation.

The building resembles a bamboo shoot and the inside is glossy and gleaming especially on the upper levels with the high end stalls.

Hand sanitisation is happening every 2 hrs at the centre and it was available at every entrance.

Access to tenTaipei observatory is via 5 F.

It’s a must visit in Taipei as it has the observatory and also no crowds at the moment.
Written February 12, 2020
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ITomm
Edithvale, Australia75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
We were dropped off at the Taipei 101 Tower. From there it was an easy ride Westwards along the main train line - getting off at various stations to look around the main tourist attractions which were always a short walk away. The Daan Forest Park (turtles and squirrels), Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial, The Taipei Confucius Temple and many more stops - it all depends on how much time you have. After seeing all the sites, retrace your steps to the Taipei 101 Tower and either or both look around at the shops or take a lift/elevator to the top for a spectacular view.
Written March 1, 2020
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Katy Santos
Philippines516 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Taipei 101 is one of the tallest buildings in the world. It was known to be the world's tallest skyscraper on 2004 and lasted until 2008.

It is also known as the world's largest New Year's Eve Countdown Clock and every year, it's a tradition for people to gather here and celebrate New Year's Eve with amazing fireworks display.

The skyscraper features multilevel shopping mall, observation decks and offices.

You can book an e-ticket via Klook should you wish to experience viewing the dazzling city of Taipei.
Written July 16, 2020
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digitalroc
Calgary, Canada1,869 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Taipei 101 is 508 meters, and was the tallest building in the world from 2004 to 2010. The elevators to the observation deck are lightning quick, one of the fastest in the world.

On the 88th floor is the 5.5 meter diameter, 660 metric ton wind damper, which in itself is an attraction. Most supertall skyscrapers have the damper hidden, so this I found this gold coloured iron wind damper very interesting.

The food court is on the basement floor, and has some good places to eat, such as Din Tai Fung. On the 5th floor you will find the ticket sales for the Taipei 101 Observatory.
Written March 20, 2020
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PaulSiow
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia2,731 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
We visited this tower at night after our visit to Elephant mountain or Xiangshan. Plenty of people milling around and brightly lit and colorful. You can buy a ticket and go up to the observatory, but we didn't 'cos we have better views up on Xiangshan or elephant mountain and the views were free. You can see Taipei 101 from many areas including Dr Sun Yat Sen memorial grounds, but Xiangshan offers the best view. This used to be the tallest building in the world from 2004 to 2010 before it was dethroned by the Burj Khalifa in UAE. The Taipei 101 Metro station is right outside.
Written October 22, 2020
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Cameron S
Castle Rock, CO650 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This is the main Taipei attraction, something to definitely check out on a 1-2 day visit.

Once you buy a ticket, the queue for the elevator is about a 30 minute wait. Great views from up top..., provides a great look at the city and the surrounding topography. Try to go up near sunset to get the daytime and nighttime views.

Shops up top and on the 5th floor sell postcards and stamps.
Written March 7, 2020
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Marylyn F
Kota Kinabalu District, Malaysia26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
We booked Taipei 101 through Klook and it is very easy to redeem through the machine. The view was beautiful from above. We can feel the building is shaking mildly especially when windy and a little bit dizzy like seasick. The best experience was ride the fastest lift to the top in less than 15 seconds.
Written March 11, 2020
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Lev740
Sacramento, CA113 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Taipei on your own from Azamara cruise.

On April 25, 2023 Azamara docked in Keelung, Taiwan.
We purchased this tour back home for $69/person. On board this tour was sold for$79/person. All tours on board usually charged more than pre-purchased tours.
Trip from Keelung to Taipei takes about 40 min on tour bus. Confusion started immediately as soon as our guide started explanation how to reach hop on hop off bus with tickets provided by the Taipei City Government for free for the visitors upon showing up and recording their passport information. Fortunately, we had on bus engineer from the cruise who was very helpful clarifying guide’s information into plain English.
To reach the first bus stop we had an option to take a taxi or to ride subway. Just a few people took the trouble to get to the hop on/off bus and told us that this was not worth the effort. After taking excursions from more the two dozen cruises, I definitely may say that this offering from Azamara was the least beneficial as time and money spent. Taipei 101 was worth visiting, but not with this cruise offring.

For about $6 one could purchase round trip to Taipei on bus or train. The train and bus stations are within easy 10 to 15 min walk from the cruise terminal in Keelung port.

Happy Travels.
Written July 11, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Albert Chan Paran
Cebu City, Philippines620 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Fresh from Bangkok, Thailand after Philippines won Miss Universe 2018, I flew to Taipei, Taiwan on New Year's Eve wearing my Miss Universe Mikimoto crown 👑 prototype to witness the 2004-2010 World's Tallest Building, TAIPEI 101 Fireworks Display with my closest friends for the first time to welcome the New Year 2019. I took the 3rd World's Fastest Elevator reaching a peak speed of at 55 feet per second (16.8 meters per second) to the 89th floor of Taipei 101 Observatory. The observatory deck offered sweeping 360° city views of Taipei. The building was covered with fug at that time because of the winter season.

I had the most delicious and legendary steamed dumpling on my birthday dinner at Din Tai Fung located at the basement level of Taipei 101.
Written January 13, 2020
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