There are three landmarks easily identifiable when viewing the Taipei City: Taipei 1O1, Shing Kong Life Tower and Taipei Grand Hotel.
Compared to the other two, Taipei Grand Hotel is measly 36 meters above sea level and situated on a small hill.
Its colorful architecture unquestionably makes it the top 3 landmarks of Taipei.
You know you are about to arrive in Taipei from the highway when you notice the large red columns and building with a golden rooftop from afar. There is a hiking trail right behind the hotel.
The building affords an unobstructed view of the Taipei City, including the straightening zone of Keelung River, and Songshan Airport.
To get to Taipei Grand Hotel, take the MRT Tam-sui Xing-yi Line (Red Line number 2) and get off at MRT Yuanshan Station. Hotel shuttle buses are available to pick you up from the MRT station.
要到圓山大飯店, 搭捷運淡水象山線（2號紅線）,然後在捷運圓山站下車。 會有飯店接駁車在捷運站帶你。
While the architecture resembles a Chinese imperial palace, the hotel is a historic place for the evolution of democracy in Taiwan. The Democratic Progressive Party was founded right here in 1986.
For a long time, the hotel was the choice of stay for foreign VIPs. Former Taiwanese president Lee Teng-hui held a conference here with former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
These photos are preserved. You can find those photos on the walls of the hotel corridors if you search for them.
The cafe is located on the left side of the main lobby area as you enter the hotel. Their menu items are Fresh Fruit Platter, various desserts, coffee, tea, etc.
The cafe features live piano and violin performance, making it a great place to spend your leisure time.
If you like to dine in Taipei Grand Hotel, we recommend that you make a reservation at the Golden Dragon Restaurant on the 9th floor. The seats next to the windows allow for a beautiful night view.
Alternatively, the Yuan-Yuan Restaurant on the right side of the main hall is a great choice. Yuan-Yuan Restaurant is many celebrities' favorite. Their Jian-su and Zhe-jiang desserts are delicious.
We ordered their Small Steamed Bun, Tofu Chowder, Silk Thread Roll, Dongpo Pork and Dan Dan Noodles. They all taste authentic.
Some dishes have Taiwanese flavors mixed in. For instance, Dongpo Pork goes with Taiwanese Pork Belly Bun and sprouts. The juicy pork meat and crispy sprouts are a great match.
They also have fresh oysters delivered straight from Dong-shi, Chai-yi!