One of the landmark in Taipei is 101....not the tallest in the world..but at least the tallest I can reached personally in near future....better than our neighbour tall building which can only allow access to half of it
From Da An MRT station.....can already see it far away
and very near..
But too hungry...so decided to drop by nearby Night Market for makan first....and come again another hour when the sky is dark...the symbol you see on the building represent the 10/10 celebration 2 days before I was there
The building side entrance
The shopping mall at the bottom few floors....very quiet..like a "ghost town"....high end products....like paragon
At the 5th level entrance to the observatory entrance
The ticketing counter
and it cost NT$400 for adult....S$19
They have the world fastest elevator...starting from level 5
and it took 37sec to reach 89 level
The view from the indoor visitor pod
counter to get the free "electronic audio tour guide"....
and I got one myself
The model of the world fastest elevator
Another important piece of the tower which is the damping ball which can save it from typhoon and earthquake
Data about the ball
There is a staircase to go up to the 91st floor which is the outdoor observatory area
Refuge room for emergency on 90th floor
The top of the tower at 91st floor
and the view from outside
Very windy and cooling outside.....so got to go down after visiting all the important viewing areas
Visitor info at the ticketing counter
Next time must go again in the day.....the night see nothing by lights....cannot see the mountain and the tea plantation...ok lar...can see bridges, tunnel entrance and a big ferris wheel far away....
nite market coming up.......