We mentioned in another article that you can view 1O1 from somewhere farther such as the Taipei City Hall and Xiang-shan Hiking Trail.
Taipei 1O1 building is located on No. 7 section 5 Xing-yi Road.
The main entrance is facing south. Walking from Xiang-shan to the 1O1 building, you can stay around a bit on the sidewalk and in the parking lot across from the building to observe this architectural marvel.
The area near MRT Taipei 1O1 (World Trade Center) Station exit number 4 is also a great spot. The view is much more splendid up close.
The 1O1 is an office building, you'll need a pass to get to the majority of the floors.
There are a scenic overlook on the 89th floor and an outdoor lookout on the 91st floor, both afford very good Taipei city views. The spot on the 89th floor is open from 09:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
The outdoor spot on the 91st floor will open depending on weather conditions.
The entrance fees to both are subject to change, but expect to pay around 500 NTD; it's still less than what you would pay for Eiffel Tower, Paris, Sky tree, Tokyo, and Dubai Tower, the tallest building in the world right now.
You don't necessarily need to get to the scenic overlooks to get a city view. There are restaurants on the 85th and 86th floors that will give you similar viewing pleasures. We chose the Diamond Tony's Panorama on the 85th floor.
If you go through the 1O1 building main entrance, you sometimes get questioned by security personnel, requesting to see your pass.
To get to the restaurants on the 85th and 86th floors, we recommend that you go through the shopping mall building entrance next to the 1O1 first and then get up to the second floor.
The second floor of the shopping mall is connected to the elevator area on the second floor of the 1O1.
There is a reception area once you get to the elevator area on the 2nd floor in 1O1. All restaurants on the 85th and 86th floors require that you make a reservation.
If availability allows, you can make a reservation while at the reception desk. To get a desirable table by the window, we recommend that you make a reservation ahead of the time.
There are usually receptionists that will guide you on the second floor. Take the elevator all the way to the 60th floor. There will be another receptionist near the elevator on the other side that will take you to the 85th floor.
通常會有接待員在二樓帶路。 搭電梯一直到60樓。會有另一個接待員在 另一邊的電梯附近帶你到85樓。
Although Diamond Tony's Panorama is an Italian restaurant, the main entrance setup exudes Chinese style.
The bar here is the tallest in Taiwan, and the night view is also among one of the best in Taipei. We would be hard pressed to find seat availability.
We arrived here at noon and were luckily able to get seats next to the open kitchen bar. The staff indicated that the tables by the windows had all been reserved since 2 months ago.
We ordered their signature M9 Sirloin and Lamb Chops. The salad was quite refined, and the main and side dishes were good. Although the price is slightly high, we think their best selling points are the comfy environment and great views.
Their restroom is quite distinctive. The floor-to-ceiling windows let you know that you are way up here while using the restroom. We think the restroom here offers an one-of-a-kind restroom view in Taiwan:)