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Taiwan: Taipei – Taipei 101, Christmas Illuminations, 大佳河濱公園 Park for 2014 Countdown (Taiwan Travel Review Series)

Taipei 101 is the pride of many Taiwanese. It is modeled after a bamboo, and is extremely stable despite strong winds and typhoons that hit Taipei due to its unique design and sound foundation and architecture. Taipei 101 holds the Guinness record of being the fastest elevator in the world to bring people from ground level to 88 floors.

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At the base of Taipei 101

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View of Taipei 101

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View of Taipei 101

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View of Taipei 101

The 360 degree view of Taipei from Taipei 101 is stunning:

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View atop Taipei 101

The walk around Taipei 101 during this Christmas season is also very enjoyable with the Christmas illuminations at 16 degreeC nights:

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Christmas decor within Taipei 101

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Christmas Illuminations near Taipei 101

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Christmas Illuminations near Taipei 101

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Christmas Illuminations near Taipei 101

Thanks to the friendly masseur at Shih Lin Night Market, we also got to learn of a park 大佳河濱公園 , which used to be a pier,  where we can see fireworks of Taipei 101 and also other fireworks all around Taipei, so we camped out there with many locals to do the countdown to 2014. Truly a good view to see the amazing Taipei 101 fireworks without having to fight the 1 million people crowd at Taipei 101 itself, while being able to enjoy fireworks at multiple locations across the city, including some right about the park. Tip: this park location is good for all who want to catch the 2015 onwards countdown without squeezing with the crowds at Taipei 101 itself.

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大佳河濱公園 Park for New Year Fireworks

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Fireworks at 101!

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Full sets of posts that might be useful for your Taipei planning:

For locations outside of Taipei: