Arrival in Taipei with visit to Taipei 101 and Shilin Night Market
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Arrived at Taipei Main Station and decided to take a taxi to check into my room at The Emperor Hotel since it was my first time in Taiwan.
After dropping everything off and freshening up a little, decided to take a taxi to Taipei 101 for some lunch. Due to the size of the building, it appeared to be closer. At a height of 508 meters (1667 feet), I was awed by its size and pagoda appearance. Afterwards, I was informed that its appearance is that of a bamboo stalk and the number "8" plays a significant role in the building. It is currently the tallest building (antennae of Sears Towers is not considered part of the building) in the world.
The first five floors are for retail which include various shops, restaurants, and banking facilities.
Afterwards, decided to walk down to the City Council Building in order to get the best picture of Taipei 101. Next, headed to the Taipei Metro Rapid Tranist (MRT) to head to the Shilin Night Market.
Shilin Night Market is the largest night market in Taipei. You can reach it on the Red Line by getting off at the Shilin or Jiantan Station. It is quite a sight to see.