Spectacular Views from Taipei 101

When it was constructed back in 2004, it was crowned the tallest building in the world but has since been passed by 9 others.

Perfectly blending the traditional and modern, Taipei 101 stands proudly against the Taipei skyline, dominating everything else in view. At night, the building lights up the sky, and if you’re in Taipei on December 31st you can witness a spectacular fireworks display.

The elevator ride to the viewing deck on the 89th floor takes a only 37 seconds, and held the world record for the fastest passenger elevator until 2015.

Once you arrive, the views are breath-taking – even if it is a bit cloudy.

You can view the city from every direction, and there are information screens detailing all the major landmarks such as Elephant Mountain and the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall. If you’re feeling brave, you can stand on a section of the see-through floor in the corner.

Located in the centre is the Taipei 101 Damper, a huge yellow ball designed to steady the structure during earthquakes and typhoons. Weighing in at 660 tonnes, they detail the mammoth engineering task required to raise it to the top.

There are also stairs leading up to the 91st floor with an outdoor viewing deck.

On the way to the lifts, there’s a huge gift shop selling Taipei 101 related items as well as fine pieces of craft including many with jade.

The ticket booth is located on the 5th floor within the Taipei 101 shopping mall and can be tricky to find due to the vastness of the mall. Head on up to the 4th floor and find a large open area (pictured below), then take the escalator to the TWG Tea store and it’s directly next to that.

Tickets can be purchased on site, or you can save money by pre-booking online (see Prices section).

Located within the Xinyi Shopping District, there are many shops, restaurants and cafes you can visit before or after your trip to the top.

Opening Hours

09:00 – 22:00 (last admission: 21:15)

Times may differ on public holidays

Prices

Door Prices

TypePrice (NT$)Comments
Standard600
Priority
1,200Skip the queue
Consession540Children above 115cm & students
Group540For groups of 20 or more individuals; reservation required
ChildFreeChildren under the height of 115 cm

Klook Prices

Standard: NT$510
Click here to purchase a Standard Taipei 101 ticket from Klook.

Priority Pass: NT$1,200 (skip the queue and go directly up)
Click here to purchase a Taipei 101 Priority Pass ticket from Klook.

Get either of the above deals with free J&G Fried Chicken! Exactly the same price, so it’s a no-brainer.
Click here to purchase a Taipei 101 ticket with free J&G Fried Chicken from Klook.

Klook Terms

  • Present either a printed or a mobile voucher to the ticket counter
  • Voucher only valid on the booking date selected
  • You also need to book a timeslot. If you miss this, you can change your time of visit only once at the ticket counter

Pros

  • Great Location
  • Amazing Views

Cons

  • Expect to queue, both when going up and down

Traveller Tips

Go an hour before sunset, and see the city transform from day to night.
Sunset times:
Summer: 18:00 – 18:45
Winter: 17:00 – 18:00

Pre-book tickets to save money and avoid extra queuing.

Easily missed, there are steps leading to the 91st floor where you can go outside and enjoy the view.

Tickets can also be purchased for the coach service to and from the National Palace Museum. The coach stop is next to Taipei 101. See the bottom of the National Palace Museum post for times.

Location

Closest MRT: Taipei 101 / World Trade Center (red line)

Located Nearby

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