When it comes to things to do in Taipei, Taiwan you simply would be out of your mind if you didn’t visit Taipei 101 (臺北101 / 台北101) We take you on a tour of the former tallest building, riding up the fastest evelavor and checking out the wind damper that protects the building from severe weather and earthquakes. Oh yeah! The views from Taipei 101 are insane! Afterwards, we take you on a tour of Taipei 101 mall and the food court before eating Xiaolongbao (小籠包) at our favorite restaurant Din Tai Fung (鼎泰豐)
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Taipei 101 travel vlog (臺北101 – 台北101) – Views, shopping & eating Xiaolongbao (小籠包 – 小笼包) at Din Tai Fung (鼎泰豐 – 鼎泰丰) Travel Video Transcript:
Well good morning. Today the skies have finally parted. It has stopped raining. So we’re going to visit the attraction we’ve been waiting for. We’re heading to Taipei 101 (臺北101 – 台北101). This was the tallest building in the world at one point.
Alright, so you purchase your tickets on the fifth floor. We’re going to take the elevator there right now.
How excited are you to ride to the top of Taipei 101 (臺北101 – 台北101)? I’m really excited. I mean this is one of the coolest tower buildings in the world. The views we’re going to get it is going to be insane.
It is so futuristic up here. Look at this. And this is where we buy tickets.
So we have the tickets. You paid. You do the math. So it is 600 Taiwan dollars each. So you’re basically looking at just under twenty US bucks.
This is amazing. There are no lines. We’re like skipping straight through. Yeah, it is eleven fifty on a Monday guys.
So we made it to the top. Yeah, that was crazy. So it took thirty seven seconds. When we both got off we thought man that felt like it was only like five or ten seconds.
So once upon a time this was the tallest building in the world. Taipei 101 (臺北101 – 台北101) actually dethroned the Petronas Towers and then it was dethroned by the Burj Khalifa.
So what do you think of the views?
I mean they’re amazing. And because this is one of the tallest towers in the world it just makes everything else in the city look miniature.
We are now heading inside the wind damper (風阻尼器) and this is a giant pendulum. It is six hundred and sixty tonnes and it basically swings inside the building.
Um and it just makes it more stable. It helps it withstand earthquakes, tremors, typhoons. Any kind of harsh weather that comes its way.
So after you visit Taipei 101 (臺北101 – 台北101) you get dropped off inside a mall. And there is a food court where you can grab food. You can eat at Din Tai Fung (鼎泰豐 – 鼎泰丰) or you can do a little bit of shopping. So we’re going to give you a quick tour of the mall.
So there is one thing we can afford. We can afford lunch. And one of our favorite restaurants has a chain here. It is Din Tai Fung (鼎泰豐 – 鼎泰丰) let’s go eat.
And check this out. They’ve even had Tom Cruise as a guest making Xiaolongbao (小籠包 – 小笼包) here.
So if you are feeling peckish after your visit to Taipei 101 (臺北101 – 台北101) you have to come to Din Tai Fung (鼎泰豐 – 鼎泰丰). This is one of our favorite restaurants in Taipei. We’ve eaten at the original location like three days in a row now.
So we thought why not make it a forth, right?
We have an entire separate vlog just of that. Yeah, so you can check out that video but we’re still going to show you a few clips of this meal because we’ve ordered a few different dishes and it is just such a beautiful meal. I mean you need to see. And it is in Taipei 101 (臺北101 – 台北101) so it just makes sense.
Yeah, so the Xiao Long Bao (小籠包 – 小笼包) has arrived if you look down here that is the star of the meal. Woah. These are the Taiwanese soup dumplings.
So we are trying something new at Din Tai Fung (鼎泰豐 – 鼎泰丰) and we never had this before so we’d thought we’d show you this.
So these are steamed buns. Are these the chocolate ones?
I think they are the chocolate ones. Oh. Steamed chocolate buns.
And last but not least how do we get here?
So it is super easy to get here. You just the MRT, you go on the red line and you get off at Taipei 101 station (台北101/世貿站) and take exit four.
This is part of our Travel in Taiwan video series showcasing Taiwanese food, Taiwanese culture and Taiwanese cuisine.
Music in this video courtesy of Audio Network
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