Thursday, May 13, 2010

Taipei 101 @ Taiwan

One of the highlights of Taipei City, the Taipei 101, the taiwanese version of our KL Tower, taller and grander presumably.

But is it really worth the price tag of NT350 to go to the top? If you have the National Youth Card, the discounted rate is NT200 or NT250.

You decide for yourself?

For one, the queue is long and i mean long. Each elevator can think around 15-20 people and it roughly takes all in, probably 5 minutes a round. Either we went on a busy evening because we ended up in the queue for a good half hour.

Its fast. By the time i snapped the shot, we had already reached the top. The trip roughly takes 40 seconds (if i am not mistaken).

Although Taipei is a regarded as a developed city by many, the view from above is less than impressive. There aren't exactly too many towers and high rise to give you that impressive shot one would crave for. To add salt to wound, going at 6pm, you either must have the patience to wait till it goes completely dark or you take rather dull pictures. When you are tired, you just walk one round and give up.

If you are game for it, take two flights of stairs to the top.

A better night view.

All in all, its an icon that the Taiwanese are proud of but something you can miss which is really the same with KL Tower, something for the tourists.

Would you pay to go? Or did you find it value for money after having been up there?

8 comments:

Life for Beginners said...

Haha, I feel you, bro. After awhile, the view from the top of one tower - be it Paris or Macau or Tokyo - looks pretty much the same. :P

Nick said...

wow,, tat's AWESOME !!! woooohoo

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

nick: yeah it is quite awesome..

kenny: yeah although i havent been to the 3 u mentioned =)

Sean said...

hey, there are restaurants on the higher floors, rite? maybe it might be worth visiting those...

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

sean: i didnt have the big bulging wallets to dream of going there. ;(

J said...

Well, I guess it's just another one of those tourist-y things that you can now cross off the list...

(Now, more Taiwanese food pleeeease.... :P)

jfook said...

Wow, thanks for sharing! It's really tall!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

jfook: taller than kl tower!

j: not enough taiwanese food?