finally time to explore the capital of Taiwan
the city of Taipei
to see what I could still remember after 20 years. There is definitely progress
especially in the area of transportation. The city wide metro service has now
connected every corner of the city together into a tight grid. There is no need
for taking taxis any more unless youâ€™re just too lazy to walk a few blocks. Advancement
in the area of modern day female creature comfort and gadgetry that provides
the optical illusion has certainly hit a new height as well. For those ladies
that likes to shop, take professional pictures or just to beatify themselves Taiwan would be
a great place to visit. There are no shortages of designer clothing,
beauty/hair salons, jewelry and cosmetic shops here in Taiwan. As a
matter of fact the 101 tower department stores are a show case of these modern
through the city of Taipei
took me through some of the most densely populated areas that I have
encountered so far.
I passed by the famous University of Taipei
area and took a few shots to see what the big fuss is all about. To attract student
business food near by the university area is generally very good and quite
cheap which I took advantage of.
university area I decided to travel by riding the new metro rail system to see
the city up close and personal. It was very easy and quite painless as I expected.
Riding the metro I managed to visit the popular Sun Yat-Sen and Chiang Kai-Shek
Memorial which are great places to see during the day. The temperature was so pleasant
at the time I even decided to drop by
the national zoo to add some contrast to the modern environment.
night fall I was going to check out all the new constructions projects that are
happening in the 101 Tower area. But first it was the 101 Tower itself that I
wanted to see. Hail to be the tallest building in Asia until the tower in Dubai is complete there
is still some bragging rights for having gone up the tower. Before I when up, I
transverse through the 101â€™s department store area to take some of the pictures
that youâ€™ll see below. Yes going up the 101 tower does require a fee. At least
now you can brag about going up to the 89th floor of the tower and
having ridden one of the fastest elevators in a modern skyscraper.
and final destination is to check out the busy night life in the big cities.
This would be the highlight of the day as far as social life is concerned for
most city dwellers. I when and checked out the busiest night market areas in Taipei and I was not
disappointed. I saw many interesting people and shops that sell all kinds of
stuff that I have never seen before.
here and let the pictures do the rest of the explaining.
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