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In the northern part of the island, the Taiwan capital's skyline is dominated by the most recognized of all the glass-and-concrete skyscrapers - the 508-meter tall, bamboo-stick-shaped Taipei 101. Besides being a World Trade Centre, it also attracts visitors for the views from its two near-the-top observatories and the huge suspended steel pendulum that is designed as a tuned mass damper to counteract the typhoon blows as well as earthquakes. Since the massive foreign investments into the area in the 1960's, Taipei has grown into a global leader in several industries. Many important food and beverages producers as well as top apparel and textile manufacturers are based in the area. Production of hi-tech equipment and its components, manufacturing of electronics and electrical machinery are leading industries and companies such as ASUS, D-Link, and Shihlin Electric have headquarters in the city, while TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing) has a significant presence.
Taipei, a home to over 2.6 million inhabitants, has minimal unemployment rate and many businesses related to manufacturing flourish here. Services, banking, transportation, commerce and tourism contribute significantly to the local economy. As a prominent business-friendly city, Taipei offers a huge variety of modern venues, conference spaces and meeting facilities for formal or informal business meetings, company events, conventions, and corporate parties. Annually, Taipei hosts over 40 major international exhibitions and trade shows including Sporting Goods Show, Motorcycle Industry Show and Food Show.
Besides high-quality hotels, the city boasts famous landmarks, historic sites that are suitable for gala dinners and banquets. After business and work, there are places one cannot miss. Taipei has well-known hot springs (Yangmingshan, Xinbeitou), several noteworthy museums and temples (Longshan Temple, National Palace Museum, Hot Spring Museum, Fine Arts Museum) and of course, amazing shopping malls (Taipei 101) and night markets (Shilin). In spite of Taipei's postmodern flair, there are footprints of past Japanese supremacy on the island in the form of architectural landmarks and cultural influences.
Taipei is served by two airports. Songshan Airport (IATA code: TSA) serves mainly domestic and mainland Chinese destinations as well as short-haul flights to Japan and South Korea. Taxi service cost is low as this airport is centrally-located directly in the city of Taipei. The busier Taoyuan International Airport (IATA code: TPE) is approx. 40 km west of Taipei and one way taxi ride to downtown (takes one hour) typically cost between 1200 - 1500 NTD. It serves over 38 million passengers annually and is the seat for major Chinese airlines such as EVA Air, China Airlines or Tigerair Taiwan.
TAIPEI MASS TRANSIT
Taipei disposes of 5 mass transit lines: Line 1 (Wenhu Line), Line 2 (Tamsui-Xinyi Line), Line 3 (Songshan-Xindian Line), Line 4 (Zhonghe-Xinlu Line) and the Line 5 (Bannan Line)