Wednesday, July 19, 2006

A Trip to Taipei 101

I'm slowly going to build a set of websites on the places we visited, and blog on them in no particular order. Here's the page on our trip to Taipei 101. Some pics from that page, and additional remarks, are given below.

On Sunday morning the 16th we went to Taipei 101. We got there at 10:00 am, as it turned out, prior to the crowds. The cost of the trip from the 5th floor to the 91st is NT$350 for adults, $320 for kids, but you did get a coupon for $15 off the $101 ice cream -- which is good -- served at the shop on the observatory floor.

This is a very worthwhile trip, which I enjoyed very much, despite my rampant vertigo. With no other buildings nearby, the views are incredible. The elevator zips you to the top in less than a minute, and there is absolutely no sense of transition. One moment you are on the 5th floor, the next, you're walking out onto the observatory deck.

If you're game, there is an open-air observatory accessible for an additional $100.

The kids loved it.

Taipei 101 is an excellent way to spend a morning. I highly recommend this short jaunt to the top of the world's tallest building.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There's a new Discovery Channel programme to be aired soon about the Taipei 101 Tower, part of a series entitled Man Made Marvels Asia. Another programme in that series examines the new northen Taiwan road tunnel, whose name slips my mind right now, which is something like the world's 4th longest tunnel at present.