Taipei is truly a metropolitan that surprises visitors with so many different types of travel. It caters to travelers with diverse cultural backgrounds. You could travel solo, or book Taiwan tour packages in certain tourism agencies. After smelling something ancient yet memorable in the Westside, now it’s time for the East District of Taipei. (Haven’t read Part 1? Link here)
Spot 4：Taipei 101(台北101)
When speaking of a Taipei day tour, how can you miss out on one of the most representative landmark－Taipei 101? Taipei 101 used to be known as the tallest building in the world, with a total height of 508 meters. However, it still features the quality of green architecture. In Taipei 101, travelers can casually roam around luxury brands, souvenirs, and bookstores. And never forget to taste Din Tai Fung(鼎泰豐), a Taiwanese typical brand, which is especially well-noted for their xiaolongbao (小籠包, literally ‘soup dumpling’)and standardized high-quality dishes. If thinking of other awesome restaurants or cafes, maybe B1 food street could satisfy your appetite.
In addition to savoring delicacies, travelers wouldn’t ignore how beautiful it is on the top of Taipei. Now that standing at Taipei 101, why not purchase a ticket and take the high-speed elevator to the 89th Floor. Then you could also go up to the outdoor observatory deck on the 91st Floor, taking a glance at Taipei panoramic and embracing the strong wind.
After shopping at Taipei 101, perhaps approaching somewhere natural is a great idea; also quite suitable for Taiwan family trip, right? In that case, Xiangshan, just one MRT station away from Taipei 101, is absolutely your priority. As a matter of fact, ‘Xiangshan’ means ‘Elephant mountain’ in Chinese, reflecting its external elephant-like shape. But don’t worry too much. This mountain is only 183 meters in height, and you can make use of its well-built trail to get all the way on top. Following some hard work, you will be amazed at Taipei 101 beauty from a closer angle.