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argghhh!!! so damm hard to motivate myself to get out from the warm comforter. The cold weather and chill from the air-con just made me wanna to go back to bed badly. Thing about traveling is that you are ought to wake up early but I failed miserably. Since I’m not a morning person, there will always be 1 to 2 hours of delay from the scheduled time… and end up rushing to catch the miss-ED time. :p
So, for breakfast, just ta-pao sandwiches which cost NTD30 for 2 from the shop opposite our hotel and gobbled it down while on the way to MRT station for our 1st stop
Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall which is 2 station away from our hotel.
To get there: take Danshui line (red) to Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall station and follow exit 5. It is located at the right side of the exit.
This is the 1st building you’ll see if you enter from the small gate at the side of the exit 5.
The ceremonial gateway to CKS memorial hall.
The memorial hall.
There’s a museum inside the building but due to time constraint, we skipped that.
This is the view after 89 steps which represent his age.
After some 45 minutes of sunbathing in this historical land, it was super sunny i can feel my skin burning, we proceeded to our next destination, Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall.
To get there: take Bannan line (blue) to Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall station and follow exit 4. The memorial hall is just few minutes walk from the exit at your right hand side.
The exterior of Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall.
We did not explore what’s inside because of again time does not allowed and also we are too distracted by the view of Taipei 101 from SYS.
O0hhh, have I mention how efficient and reliable is the transportation in Taipei??
Being a tourist, we go where tourist go. Hahahaa~~ 😀 So, off we went to Taipei 101.
To get there: Take Bannan line (blue) to Taipei City Hall and follow exit 2. You can either wait for the shuttle bus or walk… 🙂
Ticketing counter at Level 5.
Entrance fees at NTD400, flash your Youth Travel Card for discount.
Each of them have name… So cute~~
The elevator is super fast. We reached 89th floor in 37 seconds… too bad 91th floor, the outdoor observation deck is closed for firework preparation for New Year countdown. FYI, they’ll dim the light on the way up, so don’t panic kay and briefly explain about Taipei 101 in that split 37 seconds.
Sun Yat Sen from 89th floor. Can see how far it is?? Unless you want some exercise, then take the MRT la… very convenient..
Ohh, and send your regards to your love one from world “2nd” tallest building (when I’m there still no 1 le) after Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Stamp which cost only NTD12 for country out of Taiwan and postcard can be bought from the gift shop nearby.
This is what I meant by super fast. 1010m/ min. You hardly feel it is moving.
Cool black thank everyone for visiting and please proceed to level 88th for exit… lol!!
This is at 88th floor, the famous wind damper that was built to prevent damage to the structure due to strong wind and bla bla bla…. I guess everyone know this already, if not google :p
That’s all about Taipei 101, you get to experience the super fast elevator, get to see Taipei view from 89th floor and if you’re lucky from 91th floor and then a glance of the super big wind damper. The rest of the exhibition was all about coral and some accessories shop on the way to exit.
Next, lunch at Daan…