What is it? The impossible-to-miss 508 metre-tall tower.
Why go? If you have a fear of heights it might be worth getting a sweet bubble milk tea and sitting this one out. Towering far into the clouds above the city is the awe-inspiring Taipei 101. Zoom up the express elevator to the 89th floor observation deck for incredible views before visiting the giant golden steel pendulum suspended in the centre of the tower. It’s not just for decoration – the pendulum acts as a mass damper to the building’s natural sway during strong winds, typhoons and the occasional earthquake.