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Taipei 101
Vacation Travel Guide

Rocket to the top of one of the world’s tallest skyscrapers for incredible views of Taipei and beyond.

Taipei 101 was voted by Newsweek magazine as one of the Seven New Wonders of the World and by the Discovery Channel as one of the Seven Wonders of Engineering. The tower has held the Guinness World Record for having the world’s fastest passenger elevators.

At 1,667 feet (508 meters), Taipei 101 was the world’s tallest building for several years during the early 21st century. Designed in an architectural style known as Oriental revivalism, the building has a unique shape that some have lightheartedly referred to as a towering stack of Chinese restaurant take-out containers. As you study the facade made from glass, try to identify the incorporated elements of feng shui. The entire structure is based on the Chinese lucky number, eight. Look for the curled ruyi motifs that adorn the structure, symbolizing protection and fulfillment. Each night of the week, the tower’s light display shows one of the seven colors of the spectrum.

The tower’s 61 elevators are among the world’s fastest. This is one of the few places where you can ride a double-deck elevator. Head to the fifth floor information counter and gift shop. From here, it takes just under 40 seconds to rocket to the 89th-floor indoor observatory where you can look through high-powered binoculars over Taipei. If the weather permits, venture outside on the 91st floor where you can look at the city from the observation deck.

On the 88th floor, see the world’s largest wind damper, an incredible mechanism that stabilizes the building in high winds and typhoons. Immerse yourself in a multimedia experience that will take you through Taipei’s scenic attractions. After returning to earth, explore the hundreds of shops, restaurants and clubs in the mall adjoining the tower.

Taipei 101’s indoor observatory is open seven days a week, with the last ticketing and entry at mid-evening. The tower is easily accessible by public transport; catch the bus or MRT train to Taipei City Hall Station.

Top Hotels Close to Taipei 101

W Taipei
W Taipei
5 out of 5
10 Zhongxiao East Rd, sec 5, Xinyi Dist, Taipei
The price is NT$6,000 per night from Mar 8 to Mar 9

Located in Xinyi, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Taipei 101 and Taipei World Trade Center. Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall and Elephant Mountain ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (934 reviews)

"Location is wonderful, easy access to multiple shopping malls. Staff were helpful, room was fashionable. Very nice!"…"

Reviewed on 2020/9/28

W Taipei
Grand Hyatt Taipei
Grand Hyatt Taipei
5 out of 5
2 SongShou Road, Taipei
The price is NT$3,840 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10

Located in Xinyi, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Taipei 101, Taipei International Convention Center, and Taipei World Trade Center. Sun Yat-Sen ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (965 reviews)
excellent stay

"It was a good stay. the staffs were great and attentive. we were staying on the 8 level with a view of the city however the windows exterior were dusty which affects the beautiful view. overall we had a great stay"…"

Reviewed on 2020/11/2

Grand Hyatt Taipei
Shangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel Taipei
Shangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel Taipei
5 out of 5
201 Tun Hwa South Road, Section 2, Taipei
The price is NT$4,080 per night from Mar 22 to Mar 23

Located in Daan, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Tong Hua Night Market, Zhongxiao Road, and Daan Forest Park. Taipei International Convention Center ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (976 reviews)

"Hotel condition maintain very well. Good service and very standard. Quickest ice service ever! All the staffs are busy but still with smoke. Especially ppl in the lobby. Highly recommend"…"

Reviewed on 2021/2/9

Shangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel Taipei
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Best Lodging Options Near Taipei 101

W Taipei
W Taipei
5 out of 5
10 Zhongxiao East Rd, sec 5, Xinyi Dist, Taipei
The price is NT$6,000 per night from Mar 8 to Mar 9
W Taipei
Grand Hyatt Taipei
Grand Hyatt Taipei
5 out of 5
2 SongShou Road, Taipei
The price is NT$3,840 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10
Grand Hyatt Taipei
Shangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel Taipei
Shangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel Taipei
5 out of 5
201 Tun Hwa South Road, Section 2, Taipei
The price is NT$4,080 per night from Mar 22 to Mar 23
Shangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel Taipei
MADISON TAIPEI HOTEL
MADISON TAIPEI HOTEL
4 out of 5
No.331, Sec 1, Dunhua S. Rd., Daan Dist, Taipei
The price is NT$2,988 per night from Mar 8 to Mar 9
MADISON TAIPEI HOTEL
arTree hotel
arTree hotel
4 out of 5
No.76, Sec. 3, Bade Rd., Songshan Dist., Taipei
The price is NT$2,077 per night from Mar 8 to Mar 9
arTree hotel
City Suites Taipei Nandong
City Suites Taipei Nandong
3.5 out of 5
No. 411, Section 5, Nanjing East Road, Taipei
The price is NT$976 per night from Mar 10 to Mar 11
City Suites Taipei Nandong
Taipei 101 SPARKLE Hotel
Taipei 101 SPARKLE Hotel
3.5 out of 5
B1, NO.16, Sec. 5, Xinyi Road, Taipei
The price is NT$2,712 per night from Mar 8 to Mar 9
Taipei 101 SPARKLE Hotel
United Hotel
United Hotel
4 out of 5
200 Kwang-fu South Road, Taipei
The price is NT$1,429 per night from Mar 8 to Mar 9
United Hotel
The Bay Inn
The Bay Inn
3 out of 5
No. 45-12, Beishizi, Shanzhi District, Taipei
The Bay Inn
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.