On the thrid day, we left our hotel early in the morning and headed for Taipei 101. We heard that it was a financial building and it was a new landmark of Taipei City.
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It was a hot day so we wore short-sleeved shirts....
Although the heat of February in Taiwan got us down, people, especially young people, wore a coat!!
A display on a building indicated "24 degrees Celsius" !
Funny objects like a robot
There were a few unique sweets to Taiwan like Chinese cake and it was interesting.
A sandwich had an aromatic spice, which we had never eaten in Japan. I like the taste of the sandwich but it seemed they didn't like it. Of course, a coffee tasted exactly the same as a coffee in Japan or anywhere!
Is the world's tallest building(509m) at the moment and it has been in the Guiness Book of Records. It was a landmark situated in the center of Taipei City and I could see it from anywhere in the city. So if you were a person who has no sense of direction, you would never lose your way!
It has the fastest elevators in the world, which were developed by Toshiba Corporation. We could go up to the 89th floor from the first floor in 39 seconds. It had the latest devices, which controled air pressure and vibration. However, my head and ear felt funny!
View of Taipei City from the observatory, located on the 89th floor of Taipei 101
The entry fee to the 89th floor was NT$350. It was quite expensive because it was a tourist attraction!
left,center: I heard that Taipei is one of the most dense cities in the world.
right: The Sun Yatsen Memorial Hall from the observatory.
We paid an extra fee and we went up to the 91st floor.
You can only take pictures from the outside, there. On the 91st floor, it was the highest point where you can go up and you couldn't go up any further.
Inside, there were lots of world famous shops, such as Prada, Fendi and so on. But they were very expensive-looking and we just went window-shopping....
The building has 101 floors and I heard that its name "Taipei 101" derives from it.