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Taipei 101 & Xingtian Temple

rain 19 °C

Mentioned 101 and you will never be wrong in associating this to the world's tallest tower until 2004 when it was replaced by Burj Khalifa of Dubai in 2010. As with the other tallest towers in other parts of the world, Taipei 101 is situated within the financial district of Xinyi, in which it also housed the Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation. The tower was originally named Taipei World Financial Centre which was then changed to Taipei 101. It has 101 floors above ground and 5 floors below ground. Due to frequent earthquake and typhoons incidents that hit Taipei, the tower was designed to weather such natural disasters. Apart from the Taipei 101 Mall that occupied the Taipei 101, which was also the tower's largest tenant, there were numerous multinational companies that tenanted Taipei 101 including financial institutions, wealth management companies, lifestyle and fashion corporations, corporate advisories and management companies as well as cafes and restaurants. Taipei 101 also claimed the Guinness World Record for its fastest passenger elevator from ground floor to the 89th floor which was where the tower's Indoor Observatory Deck was located. There was also an Outdoor Observatory Deck located two floors above the indoor ones on 91st Floor. The observatory decks allow for a 360 degree views with large glass panels as well as providing hand-held recorded voice tours device complete with microphones. Taipei 101 was designed to withstand the strong typhoon winds and earthquakes with the placement of a 660 -tonne steel pendulum which was round in shape and gold in colour suspended between 92nd and 87th floor. This steel pendulum would offset any movements that caused by strong winds. Taipei 101 was built with 101 floors symbolising the beginning of the new year of January 1st 1-01 and also going beyond 100 percent in tasks to be accomplished.

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Its easy and convenient getting to Taipei 101 with Taipei Metro

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Taipei 101 after exiting Taipei Metro station

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An outdoor decoration near one of the Taipei 101 entrance

TAIPEI 101 MALL
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The ticketing counter to access the observatory deck located on 5th floor of Taipei 101

SOME OF THE INTERESTING WALL DECORATION AT THE TICKETING COUNTER on 5th FLOOR OF TAIPEI 101
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The Taipei 101 observatory deck ticketing counter

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A souvenir shop at Taipei 101 observatory deck ticketing floor

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Souvenirs available at the Taipei 101 ticketing floor

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Visitors queuing up to board the fastest elevator from the ticketing floor to the observatory deck on 89th floor of Taipei 101

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Marketplace, a popular supermarket in Taipei 101

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Spacious and comfortable food court at Taipei 101

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Having lunch at Taipei 101 food court

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Taipei 101 Mall Christmas decorations

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The entrance to Taipei 101 Observatory Deck ticketing floor

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Ticket for entrance to Taipei 101 Observatory Deck @ NTD500

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It took only 37 seconds to reached 89 Floor of Taipei 101

SOME GREAT TAIPEI CITY VIEWS AND INFORMATIONS ON DISPLAY ON 89 FLOOR OF THE OBSERVATORY DECK @ TAIPEI 101
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The steel pendulum which act to stabilised the Taipei 101 tower from strong winds

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Xintian Temple is not just any ordinary temple in Taipei city. There was an underground pedestrian tunnel which was connected to Xingtian Temple and what made this temple distinctive was that the underground walkways was lined with a row of fortune tellers eagerly waiting for customers. The temple was built in honour of Guan Gong, a former army general during AD 162-219 who emphasised loyalty and righteousness during his life. Xingtian Temple of Xingtien Gong was easily accessible with Taipei Metro alighting at the Xingtian Temple Station.

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The entrance to Xingtian Temple

The grand entrance to main hall of Xingtian Temple
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The main hall of Xingtian Temple

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The red doors of the grand entrance to Xingtian Temple

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The praying hall @ Xingtian Temple

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The side halls @ Xingtian Temple

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XINGTIAN TEMPLE GRAND ENTRANCE GATE AT NIGHT

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The underground pedestrian tunnel at Xingtian Temple

SOME OF THE FORTUNE TELLERS AT XINGTIAN TEMPLE
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Queuing up under the rain near Xingtian Temple

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For this Taiwan mochi

Posted by kidd27 19:57 Archived in Taiwan

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