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Great City View From Taipei 101 Observatory Deck

Observatory deck view

There is a saying in Taiwan that you never been to Formosa if you do not have a picture with skyscraper of the country, Taipei 101. Visitors and tourists always flock to Taipei 101 and its mall as it is the best landmark for everyone. It is very accessible via the comfortable Metro MRT.


The entrance of the observatory deck is located at the 5th floor of Taipei 101 mall. The first five floors are occupied by stalls, shops like Nike, Adidas, Apple, Sony, Zara and many others. Also luxury and flagship brands like Burberry, Dior, Gucci, LV, Cartier, etc. The popular Taiwanese restaurant Din Tai Fung is located at the groud floor.

Taipei 101

After your luxury shopping, go up to the towering Taipei 101 observatory for a stunning view of the city and you may also learn how the skyscraper is built in its mini theater.

Ride one of the fastest elevator in the world travelling at 60.6kph and it only takes 37 seconds from 5th floor to 89th floor. Marvel and be amazed for city view at the 89th floor in all directions.

37 seconds from 5th floor to 89th flr

There are food stalls and souvenir shop around the observatory while having your pose with the city view. There are also coin operated telescope around the area. The best time to go up is during sunset up to early evening as you will also see the lights of the city come alive.

You may also go out up to the highest floor at the 91stfloor at a height of 392 m (1,285 ft) also known as the outside observatory. It only opens when the weather is fine. be careful with your stuffs as it can fly with as whip of a wind. You may access outside observatory via a stair going up.

On to the 88th floor are multimedia mirror corridor and if you are rich enough to buy a souvenir at Treasure sky (some pearl bracelets costs million NT dollars).

Mass tuned wind damper at 88th flr

Also at the 88th floor, have a look at a world class tuned mass damper that weighs 660 tons as it is the first tuned mass damper that open to public for watching. The tuned mass damper stabilize the building caused by wind vibrations, it works like a shock absorber.

The observatory deck may become crowded during weekends as locals and tourists from different countries enjoy their time taking picture and mesmerizing with the view. Queue of long lines at the ticket booths and elevator may also take during weekends specially in the afternoon.

Night time view

Ticket Prices:
General Admission Ticket priced at NT$600 (Php1,050)
Student Ticket priced at NT$540 (Php920)
Children under 115cm are free admission

Ticket booth
Regular ticket brought includes discounts and vouchers to the food stalls and souvenir shops at the top. Travel agency Klook and KKDay offers discounts in ticket purchase to the Observatory Deck.

How to get there? 
From Taipei Main Station, ride MRT Red Line (Tamsui - Xingxian line) up to Taipei 101. Have your way up to the 5th floor of Taipei 101 mall as it serves as the entrance to the top. The observatory deck opens from 9:00am to 10:00pm and last ticket purchase is at 09:00pm.
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