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Taiwan Travel Diary #17: Taipei 101 and Longshan Temple

Hey everyone~
I'm so late with updating my blog posts that I accidentally switched them around ;-;
This one was supposed to be finished before my post about Shida nightmarket...oops. So much for organizing.
About a month ago I joined my Korean classmate and her friend on a trip to Taipei 101 and Longshan temple.

If you want to go all the way up to the 93rd floor to have a nice view over Taipei you need to pay 500NTD as an entrance fee. Most of Taipei 101 holds business rooms, so security is tight there and you can only enter the building if you have a ticket for the viewing plattform...or, you avoid that expensive fee like we did.

So here's a small trick: You can also enter Taipei 101 and go up to the 35th floor if you make a reservation for the Starbucks there. You can make that reservation online, and then enter the building and call their Starbucks. One of the workers will come get you, and you can go up to the 35th floor with them.

Obviously you will have to buy something there, but hey, where else can you drink your Starbucks coffee with such a nice view in front of you?

We first got some cakes there.

And frappuccinos.

Because it was Frappuccino Happy Hour, we got 5 drinks for the 3 of us.

 Afterwards we headed over to Taipeis famous Longshan temple.

It was pretty nice and quiet there, most people were praying.

Right next to the temple is another one of Taipeis famous nightmarkets:
Huaxi nightmarket.

I didn't like this nightmarkeet too much though, there weren't that many interesting looking dishes to be tried.

We tried oyster omelette there for the first time, and I gotta admit , i don't like it too much.
It just feels too...glibbery, too soft.

There's one thing this nightmarket is famous for: snake blood alley.
Yes you can actually drink snake blood there. And eat other things..we didn't try any of that, but they had snakes there for sure.

So that's it for today, hope you enjoyed this post.
Did you visit Taipei 101 and Longshan temple before, and if not, would you like to?

Love, Lydia 


  1. Wow really great pictures once again =)

  2. I'm planning a trip to Taipei sometime this year so this is really helpful! We will definitely visit Taipei 101 and Longshan temple.

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    1. oh really? that's cool :D
      i'll be staying here until next year so if you want me to show you around just tell me, there are so many places to visit ^^

  3. Gets to the essence of each place. Nice.


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