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“Amazing Building With Shops and Restaurants”
Review of Taipei 101

Taipei 101
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Taipei 101 Observatory Admission Ticket
Ranked #6 of 552 things to do in Taipei
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: At 509 meters high, this was the world's tallest building from 2004 to 2010, when the Burj Khalifa in Dubai surpassed it. The tower is reminiscent of a pagoda or a stalk of bamboo and designed to withstand typhoons and earthquakes common in Taiwan. Floors one through five are a shopping center and both the indoor (89th floor) and outdoor (91st floor) observation decks offer a 360-degree panoramic view.
East Windsor, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Amazing Building With Shops and Restaurants”
Reviewed November 16, 2013

Didn't go to the observatory, but did eat in the Restaurant on one of the top floors (86?) and it was fantastic. We had a small private room for a party of about 8 and had a great chinese cuisine dinner. It was a clear evening and the views were incredible and a little scary at night. Elevator ride to the top was quick (one of the fastest in the world for such a tall building). On the lower levels, lots of shops with very high end merchandise. Again, if in Taipai, worth a stop and would recommend.

Visited November 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Worth it...if there there's no haze”
Reviewed November 16, 2013

This is an amazing building. The viewing floor was very good and well layout. There was also a floor which showed the building dampening technique that was quite interesting. The elevator was very fast, travelling only 27 seconds each way without affecting your eardrums. However the day we went, the sky was hazy and we did not get to see much. Suggest going in early morning as it generally are clearer.

Visited October 2013
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“Worthy of a visit”
Reviewed November 16, 2013

What a cool building!!! Visually unique. The place is more than just an observation tower. It's also a high end mall. We did not really do any shopping as the mall aspect felt like Orchard Rd, Singapore.

During our visit, it was always misty and cloudy and waited to see when the sky would clear up. Never happened, so on our last day we went up during lunch time. Which is the best when the huge tour bus crowd are not there. The line to get the tickets was short and the deck was crowd but not unbearable. The elevator ride was a unique very short experience; I wanted to go up and down a couple times just for the sake. Given the day we went was cloudy, we did not get to see very far, felt like we were in a cloud-- neat also. So when we were heading out, the huge tour crowd was just coming in.

Visited November 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Go on a good day”
Reviewed November 15, 2013

For NT$500, it was a steep admission price compared to everything else. If you take your time, you can use 101 as a good starting point for your taipei adventures. The audioguide provided heaps of information about the city.
The outside observation deck was open, but there was nothing to see. They also make you walk through a coral museum- to buy stuff before you leave.
Don't forget to bring your notebook to get some stamps from the top. And remember to use your Youth Travel Pass to get NT$50 off entry.

Visited November 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Worth the cost”
Reviewed November 15, 2013 via mobile

This is the nest view and ride up the elevator was very cool. It is a little pricey compared to other TW attractions but not to western standards. Techy geeks will like seeing the 660 ton counter balance.

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