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Taipei: Taipei 101

On our final day in Taipei, we decided to visit Taipei 101. This skyscraper was the world’s tallest from 2004 until the opening of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai in 2010. It’s 101 floors tall (hence the name) and it’s often covered in clouds. Unfortunately on the day we decided to visit, it was a… Continue reading Taipei: Taipei 101

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Taipei: Longshan Temple

The Longshan Temple is one of the most famous worshipped temples in Taiwan. In 1738, settlers from Fujian, China constructed a temple in Wanhua, Taipei on the site where a man left an amulet of Guanyin (Goddess of Mercy) hanging from a tree. Legend has it that the amulet gave off a bright light, even… Continue reading Taipei: Longshan Temple

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Maokong Taipei: Gondola and Muzha Tea Plantations

Next to the zoo is the Maokong Gondola station.Opened on July 4, 2007, the Maokong Gondola runs between Taipei Zooand Maokong. The total length of the line is 4,030 meters. The line has four stations: Taipei Zoo outside the Taipei Zoo Taipei Zoo South the Taipei Zoo Zhinan Temple Maokong When operating, the fares are… Continue reading Maokong Taipei: Gondola and Muzha Tea Plantations