Taipei 101 is a famous landmark in Taipei located in the Xinyi District of Taipei City. 101 stories above ground and 5 stories below, the 508-meter-tall Taipei 101 is an engineering feat that’s expected to bring Taipei to the world. Taipei 101 was the tallest building in the world, and currently it still TOP 10 (9th) tallest building in the world.
Taipei 101 functionally could be divided into three main parts: shopping mall, office building and the observatory. It is a great architecture that integrates fashion, tourism, commercial and cultural elements.
In Taipei 101, you can enjoy your shopping experience in comfort and total relaxation. Taipei 101 Mall joins the ranks of world-class shopping districts such as New York’s Fifth Avenue, Paris’ Champs-Elysees, and Rome’s Via Condotti, with flagship stores and all-new design concepts to offer consumers the richest array of shopping choices. Restaurants ,food courts and a wide array of cuisines, of course, can be very easy accessed in Taipei 101.
Visitors can buy tickets of entrance higher floors in 5F. With a speed of 1010 meters per minute, it takes only 37 seconds from 5th to 89th Floor. The 89F is an indoor observatory, and The 91F is an outdoor observatory. These observatories definitely can offer visitors a totally different viewing experience.
In decades years, Taipei 101 has been a sparkle in Taipei City due to fireworks and lighting shows in the New Year's Eve. It is the main highlight of New Year's activities in Taiwan and Asia now.
In late 1880s, Dadaocheng started to prosper in light of the opening of Tamsui Harbor. It has since become the keystone of economic and cultural development. In Dadaocheng, you will see extravagant Baroque architecture, traditional Hokkien bungalows and brilliant red-brick western houses. Historical buildings, traditional folklore center, tea houses, fabric stores, Chinese pharmacy and local eateries alike are rich in history. A new everyday-aesthetics derives in the vintage neighborhoods of Dadaocheng where century-old stores meet with contemporary innovation.
For explorers looking for the cultural essence of Taipei, you can stroll in Dihua Street or try some local cuisines from the vendors in front of Tze Sheng Temple. You can also roam in the alleys where various select shops of distinctive features await your visit, or enjoy a cup of coffee and a moment of serenity in elegant street houses. In short, Dadaocheng is definitely the place to visit if you want to experience the traditional lifestyle of Taipei!
Ningxia Night Market
The Taipei Ning Xia Night Market is a traditional and popular night market for locals and visitors. Ningxia Night Market has been reported by many famous food/travel magazines and newspapers. It was entitled "Best Night Market" in 2015.
Ningxia Night Market located in the area between Minsheng West Road, Nanjing West Road and Chongqing North Road. The Shuanglian MRT stop and the Zhongshan MRT stop are the closest to the Ningxia Night Market.
Ningxia Night Market provides a wide variety of traditional local snacks, and both tourists and locals are here for them. For example, Oyster Omelette, Crispy Taro Ball, Sesame Chicken, Zhi Gao Rice, Mochi, Chicken Rice, Fried buns with oyster and egg , Papaya Milk, etc.
The northern part of the market is dedicated to food, while the southern part has some games and shops to enjoy. Ningxia Night Market definitely a must-go night market in Taipei.
Taipei Expo Park Area
Taipei Expo Park is as known as a previously home of the 2010 Taipei International Flora Exposition. 2010 Flora Expo was organized by the Taipei City Government. The expo opened on 6 November 2010 and ran until 25 April 2011. After the expo end, parts of the exhibition areas were changed to a permanent park and open to the citizens.
Taipei Expo Park is a large, multipurpose park situated just north of Jolley Hotel Taipei. Besides, the park is easy accessible within walking distance from MRT Yuanshan Station Exit 1. There are different attractions such as Taipei Fine Arts Museum and Taipei Story House nearby the park.
A famous specialty market called “MAJI” is located in its south-east corner, and MAJI is a complex of international hawker center with restaurants and stalls. In MAJI, cargo containers and wooden barns are incorporated with the site’s natural setting. With an exotic ambiance, this lifestyle market includes Food & Deli, Street Food Fair, Creative Bazaar, Exotic Cuisine Extravaganza, Specialty Shop Walkway, and the multipurpose performance space Triangle.
It is highly recommended to explore Taipei Expo Farmers Market hosted in every weekend from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The market offers a wide selection of fresh produce and seasonal items from across Taiwan. There will also be music performances on either Saturdays or Sundays.
The Qingguang Market is located in the area bordering Linsen North Road and Nongan Street in Taipei. The location of Qingguang Market is extremely perfect; it is very near the Zhongshan Elementary School MRT Station.
Qingguang Markeis well known for local delicacies and snacks. Custard flavoured cakes and red bean are available at many stalls. Noodles, dry food, and various non-vegetarian delights are available here. For example, the Qingguang Glutinous Oil Rice, Qingguang Wonton, Cai's Tempura (a type of fish cake), Qingguang Yi-Noodle, Florida Bakery, and Grandma's Yi-Noodle.
In addition, imported shops, fashion boutiques, and jewelry stores form this market a unique attraction compare with other market places in Taipei.
Zhongshan North Road is a famous wedding photography studio village nearby Qingguang Market. Many photography art of wedding are displayed among the road. It create a unique theme and atmosphere of happiness and romance.