The brief introduction to Taipei
Taipei City is located in the north of Taiwan Island, located in the valley between Yangming Mountain and Central Mountains. This is the 4th largest administrative area in Taiwan, after New Taipei, Kaohsiung, and Taichung. Taipei has a population of 3 million people, living in 12 counties.
Every New Year’s Eve, the city center will have a ban on traffic to make room for a huge stage.
Taipei 101 is considered to be the tallest skyscraper in Taiwan, where the impressive firework display takes place to welcome the new year. To mark the transition between two years, Taipei City will hold a music night with the participation of many famous singers in Taipei City Hall and celebrate the countdown festival.
Location: Taipei 101, Taipei World Finance Center, Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan.
Taipei 101 views along with the crowd.
Right at the foot of the tower, there are many hot places to watch fireworks. The advantage of these places is that you can watch fireworks from a very close distance and the view is also quite good. However, you will have to come here early to make room for standing and prepare yourself to watch with hundreds of thousands of others. In fact, there is a lot of fun, so we just list it for everyone to refer to. (Actually, I have watched fireworks in Taipei 101 for 4 times, from 2015 to 2018, haha )
Rainbow park (we did in 2015)
Stand near the Taipei 101 tower (we did in 2016, 2018)
Elephant Mountain ( we did in 2017) – I like this view the most.
Sun yat sen memorial hall
Keelung-Xinyi pedestrian skywalk
Those who want to see Taipei 101 on a usual occasion can also go to these points. The view is very good.
Fireworks in 101 Taipei – View from Elephant Mountain
This place, though looking a bit far but comfortable, not too crowded, people came out from the afternoon to spread rug, set up tents, bring food to eat, sit and wait for fireworks like that kind of camping. However, when fireworks are finished shooting, we must quickly stand up and go out. Everyone is pouring into MRT station, it’s super crowded. We finally came back to our room at 2:30 am, but it is very fun, everyone is excited about welcoming the new year.
Another experience is that you should to eat full or buy more foods, or as we buy some foods from convenience store and climb up to Elephant mountant to watch fireworks, but if you want to have a nice seat and view, you should go early, bring a raincoat or something to sit down, and remember to clean up after watching the fireworks.
Traffic on the New Year
One more experience is that at the end of the year, December 31st, the MRT in Taipei will open all night until morning, so don’t worry about not having a train going to the hotel or the dorm.
However, the city’s bus routes run until 2 am. Taipei City Center and Taipei 101 train station will stop operating on the new year. Then you should take the nearby train station at Sun Yat-sen Monument, Xinyi Anhe or Xiangshan station instead.
Hope you guys enjoy!