TAIPEI 101 Observatory
TAIPEI 101 Observatory
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  • Serina
    Singapore, Singapore6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience 😎
    Cost NT600 for foreigners (no special rate for elderly) for level 88 @ 91. If want to go all the way to 101 will hav to top up more. Kind of pricey but still worth a visit if have never been there 😎
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written May 20, 2023
  • Chris-YVR
    Vancouver, Canada62 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great views
    Admission is via a half hour window and is essentially unlimited in time. Views were fantastic of the surrounding city and countryside. Displays clearly identified buildings, historic sites etc. As well, it could also show a nighttime view.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 4, 2023
  • Linda Y
    Frisco, Texas5,665 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Top of Taipei
    We love towers/views, so visiting here was a no-brainer for us. The observatory offers plenty of opportunities for photos. Note: you can buy a ticket to 89th floor and walk up 2 flights to 91st for open-air views. Or buy a ticket to 101st floor at double the cost (quite pricey for not much extra value.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 4, 2023
  • MelissaL0715
    Tampa, Florida815 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful spots - your teenager will love it!
    While on our first visit to Taiwan last week, we went to the famous Taipei, 101. After weaving through a 5+ story mall with the finest stores we’ve ever encountered, we reach the observatory a ticket counter. I would recommend reserving in advance if you can because we waited about 45 minutes to get a ticket and another 30 to actually get to the top. We did, however feel it was worth it for the breathtaking views. Our daughter (Early 20s) thought it was wonderful because they have a lot of Instagram worthy picture spots and backdrops for photos. Definitely worth it if you want a view from up high or have teens. They had some yummy ice cream treats for sale as well at the top.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 18, 2023
  • Sue S
    Kingston, Canada381 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    See the views but admire the damper!
    We booked the priority passes online 2 days in advance from our cruise ship and we were glad we paid the extra money to skip the line. It was expensive but worth it for us with only 7 hours in Taiwan. Our ship was docked in Keelung (a safe but gritty part of Taiwan). We took the local train from the South Keelung Station (costing only NT 41 pp- a complete bargain). Finding the entrance to the observatory was a bit of a challenge but the locals were very helpful. The smooth elevator ride made my ears pop. The observatory was spacious and filled with Halloween decorations. Unfortunately, it was a bit cloudy (decreasing the views) and the outdoor viewing platform was closed but seeing the damper was worth the trip alone. The engineering behind this invention was ingenious and a must see for any science junkie!!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 22, 2023
  • Roger L
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Super views
    A must do really. We went in October and queues were fine, may 10 minute wait to go up. Get your phone handy to video the graphic of the ascent in the lift. Good views at the top with loads of photo props as well. There were lots of Halloween content when we visited. The damper was amazing to see
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 23, 2023
  • Mollymoon_26
    Bangkok, Thailand1,394 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Taipei city view
    One of the most activity to do when visiting Taipei is visiting the tallest building in Taipei to see city view. Highly recommend to book ticket in advanve in order to avoid queue. 89th floor, there is indoor panoramic view. Cafes and shops. A lot of selfie spots. 91st floor, open air view point with high steel ballustrade, which you still can see the view through between panels. This activity is not available when it is rain
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 25, 2023
  • Abovetheclouds
    2,433 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning views. Go at night.
    Let's be honest, these things are always hit and miss. I have done loads on my travels. This was a hit for me. The views on a 'moody' grey night were just spectacular. Sexy, mysterious and you could see so many buildings. You can purchase a ticket online or there. I bought it there for the 19:30 to 20:00 slot. The machines to purchase your tickets are easy to use and they display a number of languages. Numbers appear to be limited which is good so it doesn't get too crowded. Basically I went at 19:30 and needed to be done by 20:00. More than enough time to walk around, learn, take photographs and enjoy the setting. There are the usual gift shops and a few places to get a light snack. I paid around 15 USD in October 2023 which was pretty reasonable. I really enjoyed it. There was nice soft music which added to the ambience, lights were dimmed and views were stunning. Wi-Fi is fast. Highly recommend.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 27, 2023
  • Agnes D
    Auckland, New Zealand87 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great night view of city
    Added this part (to go up the tower) to a group tour. Its ok if you want to get this off your bucket list as another tower to have gone up to. Great night view - was just there for about 30 minutes and it was sufficient. Hubby's the one into tall buildings.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 12, 2023
  • Orator11
    Singapore, Singapore5,308 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Views
    This was our first visit to the Observatory, even though we had visited Taipei 101 several times before. We were lucky that it was a bright day, and the views from the 89th (enclosed) and 90th (open air to a certain degree) floors were good. We could see right out into the mountains, and to the smaller domestic airport in the distance. You need to get to the 4th floor to buy tickets, and then the lift takes around 30 seconds to reach the 89th floor. As it was around Halloween time, there were several nooks and photo ops featuring that event. There is also a tea house/cafe set up where you can get a drink, but it is expensive. Climb the set of steep stairs to the 90th floor, where you get essentially the same views but in an open air environment. They did block off a large proportion of the deck. For the more adventurous, there is the 101st floor, where you enjoy the highest views while being hooked to the building. Do also find time to visit the 5.5 metre 'wind damper' ball, which helps to minimize building sway during high winds and earthquakes. There is a very interesting video of an earthquake happening while visitors were there, and how the effects were minimized. All in all, it was an interesting visit and good way to spend 2-3 hours.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 19, 2023
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Daniel
Shah Alam, Malaysia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
The entrance or ticketing booth is at Level 5 of the shopping mall. There is a gift shop next to the entrance but there is more selection up the observatory. Try going up 1-2 hours before the sunset so that you can view the skyline in day and night time. There is no time limit staying up at the observatory. Right before the exit, head up to Level 91, there is some introduction video of the tower and you can enjoy the outdoor view.
Written December 15, 2023
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Angelin Velle
Singapore, Singapore346 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
I have been here before many years ago buy thought of bringing my toddler and my parents up for a visit since it is their first-time. I bought tickets on KLOOK but realised that buying direct seems cheaper. It is 400ntd per adult and children below 115cm enter for free.

Head up to Level 5 and purchase tix. Entrance is there too. The lift brings you up to 89th floot directly. Btw, we received 2 complimentary 2024 calenders and some vouchers for the food up there.

It was a rainy and wet day. Hazy too so we could not see much. Haha. Nonetheless, it was still interesting for my parents to learn about the wind damper and to try to catch some glimpse of Taipei. Lots of photo taking spots with Christmas theme. Overall, quite worth a visit. Might be better if the view was clearer.
Written December 1, 2023
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Andy Tam
New York City, NY404 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Taipei 101 Observatory is a must-see for any visitor to Taipei. The observation deck on the 89th floor offers stunning 360-degree views of the city, and the building itself is an architectural marvel. While you can't go to the top floors, there are plenty of other things to see and do at Taipei 101, including a great food court on the basement floor.
Written November 25, 2023
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Orator11
Singapore, Singapore5,308 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
This was our first visit to the Observatory, even though we had visited Taipei 101 several times before.

We were lucky that it was a bright day, and the views from the 89th (enclosed) and 90th (open air to a certain degree) floors were good. We could see right out into the mountains, and to the smaller domestic airport in the distance.

You need to get to the 4th floor to buy tickets, and then the lift takes around 30 seconds to reach the 89th floor. As it was around Halloween time, there were several nooks and photo ops featuring that event. There is also a tea house/cafe set up where you can get a drink, but it is expensive.

Climb the set of steep stairs to the 90th floor, where you get essentially the same views but in an open air environment. They did block off a large proportion of the deck. For the more adventurous, there is the 101st floor, where you enjoy the highest views while being hooked to the building.

Do also find time to visit the 5.5 metre 'wind damper' ball, which helps to minimize building sway during high winds and earthquakes. There is a very interesting video of an earthquake happening while visitors were there, and how the effects were minimized.

All in all, it was an interesting visit and good way to spend 2-3 hours.
Written November 20, 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.

Agnes D
Auckland, New Zealand87 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Added this part (to go up the tower) to a group tour. Its ok if you want to get this off your bucket list as another tower to have gone up to. Great night view - was just there for about 30 minutes and it was sufficient. Hubby's the one into tall buildings.
Written November 12, 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.

Abovetheclouds
2,433 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Let's be honest, these things are always hit and miss. I have done loads on my travels. This was a hit for me. The views on a 'moody' grey night were just spectacular. Sexy, mysterious and you could see so many buildings. You can purchase a ticket online or there. I bought it there for the 19:30 to 20:00 slot. The machines to purchase your tickets are easy to use and they display a number of languages. Numbers appear to be limited which is good so it doesn't get too crowded. Basically I went at 19:30 and needed to be done by 20:00. More than enough time to walk around, learn, take photographs and enjoy the setting. There are the usual gift shops and a few places to get a light snack. I paid around 15 USD in October 2023 which was pretty reasonable. I really enjoyed it. There was nice soft music which added to the ambience, lights were dimmed and views were stunning. Wi-Fi is fast. Highly recommend.
Written October 27, 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.

Mollymoon_26
Bangkok, Thailand1,394 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
One of the most activity to do when visiting Taipei is visiting the tallest building in Taipei to see city view. Highly recommend to book ticket in advanve in order to avoid queue.
89th floor, there is indoor panoramic view. Cafes and shops. A lot of selfie spots.

91st floor, open air view point with high steel ballustrade, which you still can see the view through between panels. This activity is not available when it is rain

Written October 25, 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.

Roger L
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
A must do really. We went in October and queues were fine, may 10 minute wait to go up. Get your phone handy to video the graphic of the ascent in the lift. Good views at the top with loads of photo props as well. There were lots of Halloween content when we visited. The damper was amazing to see
Written October 23, 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.

Sue S
Kingston, Canada381 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We booked the priority passes online 2 days in advance from our cruise ship and we were glad we paid the extra money to skip the line. It was expensive but worth it for us with only 7 hours in Taiwan. Our ship was docked in Keelung (a safe but gritty part of Taiwan). We took the local train from the South Keelung Station (costing only NT 41 pp- a complete bargain). Finding the entrance to the observatory was a bit of a challenge but the locals were very helpful. The smooth elevator ride made my ears pop. The observatory was spacious and filled with Halloween decorations. Unfortunately, it was a bit cloudy (decreasing the views) and the outdoor viewing platform was closed but seeing the damper was worth the trip alone. The engineering behind this invention was ingenious and a must see for any science junkie!!
Written October 22, 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.

MelissaL0715
Tampa, FL815 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
While on our first visit to Taiwan last week, we went to the famous Taipei, 101. After weaving through a 5+ story mall with the finest stores we’ve ever encountered, we reach the observatory a ticket counter. I would recommend reserving in advance if you can because we waited about 45 minutes to get a ticket and another 30 to actually get to the top. We did, however feel it was worth it for the breathtaking views. Our daughter (Early 20s) thought it was wonderful because they have a lot of Instagram worthy picture spots and backdrops for photos. Definitely worth it if you want a view from up high or have teens. They had some yummy ice cream treats for sale as well at the top.
Written October 18, 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.

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