This Way to the TOP of Taipei 101| The view from Taipei’s Ultra Tall Eco-Friendly Structure

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Taipei 101


This ultra tall eco-friendly “green building” is an icon for Taipei City. We stayed conveniently close to the Taipei 101 and used it as our landmark for exploring the city. Seeing this thing from the ground is one thing, but the view of the city from it’s observatory is unbeatable…especially at night.

We generally try and stay away from touristy spots, but we couldn’t help being drawn to Taipei’s main tourist attraction, and for only USD $15? It’s totally worth it! You’ll understand once you see these photos.


Since this is the 101 we figured we’d give you a crash course on this remarkable structure.

So, Welcome to Taipei 101-101 with Professor Gabby. Take notes, you will be quizzed…on second thought, notes won’t help you. [maniacal laugh]


Taipei 101-101 |1. This may or may not come as a surprise to you, but the 101 has 101 floors, above ground. It also has 5 basement levels. And if you count the spire, that's another 24 levels.
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9 Responses

  1. Michele Peterson says:

    Asia has a lot of incredible structures but Taipei’s 101 looks like it’s extra special. great photos!

    • LocalNomads says:

      Thanks Michele! If you’re ever in Taipei, it’s well worth the roughly $15 admission to go to the top! For the best photography, go up before sunset and still around til dark 🙂

  2. Stacey says:

    I too love getting a a bird’s eye view of the city and you’re right its a great way to help you navigate the complex narrow streets and absence of street signs all around Asia. I’ll have to do some research and find out what else Tapei has to offer the short term visitor.

  3. We are planning to visit Taipei this Spring en-route to the UK. Thanks for all the wonderful travel tips!!

  4. Anita says:

    I love seeing places from above. Interesting idea doing a quiz with pictures. I would love to go there one day.

  5. We lived in Taipei for over a year but that was prior to the tower being built. Would love to go back and check it out, looks like a great building!

    • LocalNomads says:

      Wow! I can imagine that’s not the only difference by this point! You should definitely go back and check it out. We only spent a week in Taipei (much less than we usually spend in a place) but by the end of the week we felt right at home! We have so much more to see in Taiwan, can’t wait to go back eventually! Thanks for your comment!

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