Across Taiwan in 25 minutes?
The country is a plethora of things for visitors to see, making it one of Asia’s ideal destinations.
Shen’Ao Elephant Trunk Rock. | PHOTOGRAPH BY PAULINE SONGCO FOR THE DAILY TRIBUNE
Taiwan is a plethora of things for visitors to see, making it one of Asia’s ideal destinations.
According to the Taiwan Tourism Bureau, half a million Filipinos visited Taiwan in 2019. It hopes to exceed the said record now that restrictions have eased and the visa-free policy reinstated.
Here are some must-see destinations when in Taiwan:
Formerly known as the Taipei World Financial Center, the Taipei 101 was the world’s tallest skyscraper until Dubai’s Burj Khalifa came in 2009. Yet the iconic figure is still the highest and greenest building in Taiwan.
Reach Taipei 101’s observatory on the 89th floor through its elevators that travel in just 37 seconds (60.6 km/h). Visitors can immerse themselves in the digital exhibition platform Ambi Space One, engross in art classes at the 101 Studio, bask in the 360-degree view of the Taipei skyline, and indulge in delicious treats at its aesthetic cafes.
On its 91st floor is the Sky Deck where one may learn the history of Taipei 101 l. A must-visit is the 101st floor where one can experience the high-altitude skywalk.
Taipei 101 is at No. 7, Section 5, Xinyi Road, Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan.
i-Ride is the latest attraction in Taipei that will take passengers across Taiwan within 25 minutes.
The flying theater features realistic motion-simulated and cinema-quality surround sound systems. Passengers are seated on a 20-meter giant dome screen with their feet suspended in the air and dangling from the 6DOF platform.
The ride is coupled with multiple special audio, visual and scents effects. Fly beyond your imagination and discover the renowned tourist destinations in Taiwan and the world in minutes.
i-Ride Taipei is at 6F, No. 17, Songzhi Road, Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan.
Elephant Trunk Rock
The rocky path to Shen’Ao Elephant Trunk Rock is worth the trek upon seeing the geological and peculiar wonder in Taiwan’s North-Eastern coast.
The uncanny rock landscape is a result of an erosion of sandstones caused by the northeast monsoon and sea waves. Over time, the formation shaped into an elephant with a long trunk.
Shen’Ao was once a protected military base until 2000. Afterward, the public was then allowed to frequent the area for fishing, kayaking, and snorkeling.
Elephant Trunk Rock is at Yikeng Road, Ruifang District, New Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C.
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