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Taipei is the home of a multicultural history. Adding to the rich cultural heritage, are the world-famous architectural or cultural landmarks the city has to offer. Taipei is branded as the Heart of Asia, mainly because of its geographical location. If you’re new to Asia, the place to start is Taipei, Taiwan. Think of it as the gateway to Asia. If you’re planning to visit here, let Uno Tours guide you on what landmarks you should visit to this spectacular city.
Standing proud at the height of 508 meters, it is known as the world’s second tallest building after Dubai’s Burj Khalifa. This magnificent landmark is one of the symbols that represent Taipei in its own. Taipei 101’s architecture will make everyone dazed with its beauty. At the 89th and 91st floor, tourists are offered to sneak a peek at the panoramic views of Taipei City. Lastly, another thing that proved itself to belong as one of the most famous buildings in the world is the skyscraper’s different spectrum colors of light that shines every night.
National Palace Museum
This museum is a must-see for tourists. With almost 700,000 pieces of artworks and artifacts, makes it as one of the best art museums in the world. In addition to artworks, it also secures the world’s largest collection of Chinese Arts such as ancient gold jewelries, potteries, carvings, textiles, and even some items that predates to five thousand years ago. Make sure to visit this wonderful place every October. It is because, it offers rare chance to see very rare artifacts especially for foreign visitors.
Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall
This hall is one of the most important structures in Taiwan, as it commemorates the life of their former president, Chiang Kai Shek. Meanwhile, the Liberty Square, the hall inside it, offers scenic beauty of its gardens and ponds. For someone who wants to relax and learn at the same time, this place is worth to visit.
Taipei is known for its multicultural heritage. This famous and ancient temple in Taipei that has survived during war and natural disasters, witnessed to that. The city acknowledges its vast diversity of religion: Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism; Longshan Temple happens to be the dwelling place of them in one place. It is not only a place just to worship. It is also a place to learn and awed to its architectural design that every tourist will surely love.
Yehliu Geopark Queen’s Head
For nature lovers, Taipei has many places to offer. If you love to see natural rock formations, the Yehliu Geopark must be your first stop. What makes it spectacular among other landmarks in the world is that its rock formations are perfectly formed by nature. Because on their shapes, some of the formations are named to it such as Bee Hive Rock, Mushroom Rock, Candlestick Rock and many more. Therefore, visiting this place will make it difficult for you to go home.
Aside from the places mentioned, there are other places to visit in the Heart of Asia. On the other hand, Taipei has many sightseeing landmarks due to its large chain of mountains and coastal areas. If you need somewhere to travel around, go visit the city of Taipei. Although not as big as Asian mega cities like Singapore, Korea, or Bangkok, Taipei does have a bunch to offer to visitors.