Towering above the city like the gigantic bamboo stalk it was designed to resemble, Taipei 101 is impossible to miss. At 508m, Taipei 101 held the title of 'world's tallest building' for a number of years. Until 2011 it held the title of the world's tallest green building. Ticket sales are on the 5th floor of the Taipei 101 Shopping Mall. The pressure-controlled lift up is quite a rush; at 1010m per minute it takes a mere 40 seconds to get from ground level to the 89th-floor observation deck. Observation decks are on the 88th and 89th floors, with an…

Until 2010, Taipei 101 was the tallest building in the world. It has since been bumped back to top 5 tallest buildings in the world, but the view is no less spectacular. After visiting Harbin’s Dragon Tower, Tokyo’s Sky Tree and City View (Roppongi Hills), Taipei 101 (Taipei 101 MRT station) far outclasses the other skyscrapers I’ve visited in Asia so far. You can go up to the 89th floor (91st weather permitting) in what is supposed to be the world’s fastest elevator in 37 seconds flat. Entrance to the Taipei 101 observatory will set you back TWD $500. If…