Located in the finest district Taipei has to offer, TAIPEI 101 is the largest engineering project ever in the history of the Taiwan construction business.

At 382 meters above the ground the 89F Observation Floor offers visitors a commanding view of the city and Taipei Basin at all directions. The damper, weighing 660 metric tons, is also exhibited at this level.

National Palace Museum

The Taipei National Palace Museum is a world-class museum that hosts an eclectic collection of treasures kept by generations of Emperors ruling from the Forbidden City. In WWII, Nationalist troops seized the most important pieces in order to prevent invaders from ransacking China's national treasures. A twist of fate eventually brought these treasures to Taiwan.

National Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

National Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall is located in the heart of Taipei City. The area is 250,000 square meters and it is the attraction most visited by foreign tourists. Outside the gate of Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, there are poles carrying the sign of true rightness. The architecture of Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall is inspired by Tiantan in Beijing. The four sides of the structure are similar to those of the pyramids in Egypt. The material is white marble. The roofs are decorated with deep-blue glass as part of the reflection of blue sky and bright sun. It adds a touch of grandeur. The garden is planted with red flowers. As a whole, the colors of blue, white and red express the National Flag and the spirit of freedom, equality and brotherhood.

Lungshan Temple

Lungshan Temple is a famous old temple in Taiwan. The layout is square and serene. The temple was built in 1740, during Qing Dynasty. There is a pair of bronze dragon poles in the front hall, four pairs of dragon poles in the middle hall. The sculptures are delicate. There are also exquisite wood sculptures. Among them, the well and Budda setting in the main hall are highly appreciated. The temple has many Chinese poems, verses and lyrics on signs. These add a touch of literature in addition to the religious and sightseeing value.

Huaxi Street Tourist Night Market

Huaxi Street Tourist Night Market is located nearby Longshan Temple. The night market, together with night markets on Guangzhou Street, Wuzhou Street and Xichang Street, has formed a large unique market. Various commodities are sold here and it is one of the favored sites of tourists.

A Chinese traditional post stands at the entrance of Huaxi Street Tourist Night Market. Chinese traditional lamps are hung along the street. There are old, historical shops along the street that provide great dishes. For example, the Danzai noodle restaurant, the favorite of Japanese tourists, started its business here. Other great dishes like meat soup and squid soup attract many people. In the summer, chopped ice plates and fresh juice are in great demand. In the winter, dishes with Chinese medicine attract many visitors. 

Taipei Confucius Temple

The Taipei Confucius Temple is right across Dalong Street. This temple honors one of the greatest philosophers and teachers of all time, Confucius, as well as other philosophers. Confucius valued simplicity, and simplicity is the dominant characteristic of his temple. 

Ximen Shopping District

The district acquired the name "Ximen" during the Japanese Rule. At the time, most people lived in the city center, and Ximen served as a suburban recreational place. Ximen bears witness to history and it leads younger-generation trends. Middle-aged visitors and elders enjoy finding traces of the past in Ximen, and youngsters love showing off their fashionable dressing styles here. People mingle up and exchange their views here. Everyone can find what they need, right here in Ximen Shopping District!

Xinyi Shopping District

Xinyi is a new business area and the most remarkable shopping district in Taipei. Xinyi is known as the Manhattan of Taipei. In the day, it is a financial center with a rather busy pace. At night, when the night falls on the financial buildings, Xinyi turns into a dazzling diamond-like place, even more eye-catching than it is in the day. It is a unique experience to observe Xinyi at night. On weekends and holidays, Xinyi serves as a gigantic stage. All sorts of holiday events and open-air fairs are held at the city hall's outdoor plaza and SKM's eastern plaza. In Vieshow's courtyard, singers release their albums, sing songs, and sign for their fans, too, apart from promotional events for new movies.

Taipei Fine Arts Museum

Taipei Fine Arts Museum is the first museum of modern art in Taiwan. The art museum holds regular exhibitions and works with schools to introduce art works to the students. The virtual reality art museum provides a 3D interactive environment for museum-goers. The MOD system provides a digital random system by which visitors can choose DVD and tapes to watch.

Taipei Performing Arts Center

Located at Taipei's Shilin Night Market marked by its vibrant street culture, Taipei Performing Arts Center is architecture in limbo: specific yet flexible, undisrupted yet public, iconic without being conceived as such. Three theaters plugged into a central cube allow performing spaces to be coupled for new theatrical possibilities. The cube is lifted off the ground for a Public Loop to extend the street life of Taipei into the theater. New internal possibilities and connections of the theater generate different relationships between producers, spectators, and the public, also a critical mass that works as a fresh, intelligent icon.

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