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Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, is a modern metropolis with Japanese colonial lanes, busy shopping streets and contemporary buildings. The skyline is crowned by the 509m-tall, bamboo-shaped Taipei 101 skyscraper, with upscale shops at the base and a rapid elevator to an observatory near the top. Taipei is also known for its lively street-food scene and many night markets, including expansive Shilin market.

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101 TOWER

The Taipei 101 is formerly known as the Taipei World Financial Center, is a landmark skyscraper in the Xinyi district of Taipei. The building was officially classified as the world's tallest in 2004. At that time it also had the fastest elevator in the world, traveling at 60.6 km/h (37.7 mph/h) and transporting passengers from the 5th to 89th floor in 37 seconds.

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CITY CENTER

The city proper is forming the core part of the Taipei–Keelung metropolitan area which includes the nearby cities of New Taipei and Keelung. It is the 40th most-populous urban area in the world - roughly one-third of Taiwanese citizens live in the metro district.

101 TOWER

Taiwan 2018 July-October-Taipei-101 Tower-12 COVER

The Taipei 101 is formerly known as the Taipei World Financial Center, is a landmark skyscraper in the Xinyi district of Taipei. The building was officially classified as the world's tallest in 2004. At that time it also had the fastest elevator in the world, traveling at 60.6 km/h (37.7 mph/h) and transporting passengers from the 5th to 89th floor in 37 seconds.

CITY CENTER

Taiwan 2018 July-October-Taipei-City Center-4 COVER

The city proper is forming the core part of the Taipei–Keelung metropolitan area which includes the nearby cities of New Taipei and Keelung. It is the 40th most-populous urban area in the world - roughly one-third of Taiwanese citizens live in the metro district.

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