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about taipei

Taipei is Taiwan’s largest city as well as its economic, political, and cultural center. It is a modern cosmopolitan metropolis with a lively and diversified face, filled with exuberance. From the world’s tallest building (2004-2010) to the biggest collection of Chinese art, Taipei invites you into a world of fascinating contrasts – a mix of the modern and traditional, with a generous dash of energy and friendly smiles to make this one of your most memorable trips to Asia.

The cultural kaleidoscope of Taiwan’s capital city pulses wherever you go. Incense – veiled temples dating back to dynastic times blend seamlessly with a neon street life of a decidedly more modern era. Taipei has dozens of world – class restaurants where gourmets can sample the best regional Chinese cuisine; and for the gourmand, there are plenty of night markets serving up scrumptious evening snacks in an environment of chaotic excitement and fun.

Taipei 101

TAIPEI 101 is the largest engineering project in Taiwan. This post-modern structure evokes Asian traditions in its design, which is based on the Chinese number 8, long considered lucky in Chinese culture. Eight-floor structural units are connected one by one on top of each other to form the whole. Resembling the flexible yet persistent bamboo that rises into the sky, the building is a reflection of traditional Chinese philosophy.

The transparent and non-reflective curtain walls are energy efficient and heat reflective, enabling those in Taiwan’s tallest building to have a clear view of the world around them. High-tech materials and innovative illumination create a see-through effect with transparency and clarity that facilitates the harmony between the building and its natural environment.

At 382 meters the 89th floor Observatory offers a commanding view of the city and Taipei Basin. Guinness record-breaking high-speed elevators take only 36 seconds to reach the 89th floor.

The Taipei 101 mall features the finest in fashion and refined dining from around the world. The architectural aesthetics of this world class mall delight the senses providing a wonderful atmosphere in which to enjoy your shopping experience.

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