Formerly the world's tallest building and a potent symbol of Taiwan's global status, the 101 incorporates a confident blend of modern lines and traditional Chinese design. You can't miss it: It's visible from all over Taipei. The exterior of the 101 resembles a bamboo stalk, which represents longevity, but the interior is thoroughly modern. Whether you're being whisked up to the panoramic views of the 89th-floor observatory in the world's fastest lift or just enjoying a coffee in the vast atrium, it's hard not to be impressed.