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Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, is a clean and sophisticated metropolis with a variety of attractions. The three main memorials (Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Martyr's shrine) sport honnor guards who change hourly in a meticulously choregraphed ceremony. An alternative version of history is available at the 2-28 Peace Park. Notable temples in Taipei include the Taipei Confucius Temple, and the multistory Guandu Temple, one of Taiwan's oldest (1661). Taipei is known for its food and many night markets, the most famous of which is the Shilin Night Market. More recent entertainment and shopping options are available in the Xinyi district, topped by Taipei 101, which was the tallest building in the world from 2004 to 2010 (508 m). Not too far away, trails climb forested hills for panoramic views.

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Old town center with jetliner and Grand Hotel in distance. Taipei, Taiwan ( color) Atrium of high rise building. Taipei, Taiwan ( color) Office workers, 2-28 Peace Park, and high rises. Taipei, Taiwan ( color) Foot massage path, 2-28 Peace Park. Taipei, Taiwan ( color) City traffic from above. Taipei, Taiwan ( color) Lingxing gate, Confuscius Temple. Taipei, Taiwan ( color) Paper lanterns, Confuscius Temple. Taipei, Taiwan ( color) Small boat harbor along Damshui River. Taipei, Taiwan ( color) Tourist praying at tunnel entrance, Guandu Temple. Taipei, Taiwan ( color) Yuanshan Grand Hotel, in Chinese classical style. Taipei, Taiwan ( color) Gates of Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall. Taipei, Taiwan ( color) National Theater with reflections of National Concert Hall. Taipei, Taiwan ( color) Changing of the guard ceremony, Martyrs Shrine. Taipei, Taiwan ( color) Honor Guards, Martyrs Shrine. Taipei, Taiwan ( color) Subway with staff directing passengers. Taipei, Taiwan ( color) Decorated electric utilities boxes and wall. Taipei, Taiwan ( color) Elephant Mountain stairs at night. Taipei, Taiwan ( color) Taipei skyline from above at sunset. Taipei, Taiwan ( color) Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall and Taipei 101 at dusk. Taipei, Taiwan ( color) Xinyi district and Taipei 101 at night. Taipei, Taiwan ( color) Dark street, store with lanters, and Taipei 101. Taipei, Taiwan ( color) Street food area, Shilin Night Market. Taipei, Taiwan ( color) Central station seen from above by night. Taipei, Taiwan ( color)

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