06 August 2010


#1 Architecture
From the world's 2nd tallest building to the heritage sites

Taipei 101, 1,671 ft tall!

We paid NTD400 each (roughly Php560 each) to access the view decks.

The 89th floor indoor observation deck.

We rode the world's fastest elevator to get here -- took us only 37seconds from the 5th floor (where you buy your tickets) to the 89th floor!

The 91st floor outdoor observatory.

Museum at the 88th floor.

The mall housed by Taipei 101

The Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Erected in memory of the former President of the Republic of China

89 steps to represent Chiang's age at the time of his death

We were lucky to have chanced upon the changing of guards.

I'm not sure how often this is done in a day.

Chiang Kai Shek's Memorial Gate

Liberty Square
View from the Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall

The National Theater

Amazing details!

The National Concert Hall

The Longshan Temple, Wanhua District
One of the oldest, most popular temples in Taipei.


Longshan Temple crowd

Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall
A multi-purpose social, educational and cultural center for the Taiwanese public

The Presidential Office Building
Zhongzheng District

The historic Red House
It was originally a market building but was used as a theater from 1945 onwards.

Security Office at the National Theater

Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Walk Way
Like HK, SG, and our very own Makati (SM-Glorietta-Greenbelt-office bldgs) the malls are connected by walk ways, so convenient!

The very posh Bellavita mall

One of the buildings between the New York, New York Dept Store and Bellavita

Photos: Mine and J's

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