Located in the northern part of the island of Taiwan, Taipei nowadays is a modern multinational city, and a fascinating place to visit and live. It consists of twelve districts, from historical ones, mostly known for ancient remains of colonial architecture, to the modern commercial areas packed with fashion boutiques, lounge bars, and atmospheric restaurants. One of the city's most popular attractions is Taipei 101, a 508-meter high skyscraper located in the Xinyi District of Taipei. Officialy designed to resemble bamboo rising from the earth, this immence structure has become the second tallest skyscraper in the world. Another promiment landmark of the city is the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall. It was built in the memory of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, considered the founding father of the Republic of China.
Often skipped by tourists in favour of such major East Asian metropolitan cities as Hong Kong and Shanghai, Taipei is equally colorful and absolutelly worth visiting. A day spent walking through the streets of Taipei can bring you many pleasant discoveries.