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Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall and Taipei 101 @ Taipei, Taiwan

$ronco$ Monday, December 16, 2013 , , , ,


When ones visiting Taipei, visiting the most famous tourist attractions, Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall and Taipei 101, is a must.



 
Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall was built in 1972. It is located in east side of Taipei and is close to Taipei City Government. The memorial hall was built to commemorate the great founding father of R.O.C., Dr. Sun Yat-sen and was built on the 100th birthday of Dr. Sun. The building is inspired by structure of Chinese palace. It is grand and beautiful. There is a statue of founding father in the building for the public to pay their respect. (source from: http://eng.taiwan.net.tw)
 
 
 
To get to the Sun Yat-sen memorial hall by MRT, follow the Bannan-line (blue) and get off at the Sun Yat-sen station, exit 4.
 
From Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall to Taipei 101, you can take Bannan line (blue) to Taipei City Hall and follow exit 2. You can either wait for the shuttle bus or walk.

As for us, we took the lazy option, taking a taxi from the taxi station right outside of Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall.

Taipei 101 (台北101), formerly known as the Taipei World Financial Center, is a landmark skyscraper located in Xinyi District, Taipei, Republic of China (ROC). It is the second tallest building in the world. 

Taipei 101 comprises 101 floors above ground and 5 floors underground. Besides the tower, the base of the building houses a multi-level shopping mall, food court, various restaurants and stores.
 
 
 
Located at Level 35, Starbucks which is open from 7.30am to 6.30pm on weekdays and 9am to 6pm during weekends, is a place where you can order a steaming mug of frothy coffee while enjoying the view of Taipei City. 
 
 
 
You are only allow to stay in the cafe for 2 hours and each person is require to buy at least a drink.
 
 
 
The breathtaking view from Starbucks
 
 
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