Hugo is the best friends since elementary school. Every year we travel together. This spring we chose Taiwan as our destination. We had 8 days of Taiwan tour. Taiwan was warmer than Sweden in April. We booked a Taipei private tour for our first day in Taiwan. Taipei day tour included those most famous attractions in Taipei. It’s really a steal!
We looked forward to Taipei 101 and the National Palace Museum. Hugo once studied oriental art in university. He told me because of some historical factors, the best artworks preserved in the National Palace Museum instead of Beijing or Tokyo! Our driver-guide told us there is over 700 thousand treasure preserved in the National Palace Museum. Every piece of artworks is the spirit of Chinese culture.
I was very interested in the painting and calligraphy part. The painting skill is totally different from Western. The calligraphy was amazing! I couldn’t imagine that character can be an art style! Our guide pointed calligraphy and said: This calligraphy was written by a Chinese Emperor of Song dynasty. This emperor even created a new style of calligraphy!
Taipei 101 used to be the highest building in the world during 2004-2010. Though it is not the highest building anymore. Taipei 101 still amazed as us. In Sweden, we don’t have any skyscraper. After I knew that Taiwan is usually hit by Typhoon and earthquake. I am more revered for Taipei 101, what a megastructure!
We took the high-speed elevator to the observatory on the 89th floor in the afternoon. We stayed in the observatory until night. Enjoyed the beautiful sunset and wrote some postcards in Taipei 101. Looking down from this height, both the cars and the houses are like a cute model. Taipei is a city which really combines modern and traditional.