Taiwan’s capital city is fast becoming one of the world’s most impressive places to celebrate New Year’s Eve and this is due in no small part to its incredible fireworks display. With an estimated 1 million revellers expected to head to Taipei to ring in 2017, the city is set to put on a huge midnight pyrotechnical performance. The centrepiece, as always, is the Taipei 101 building. Previously the world’s tallest building before Dubai’s Burj Khalifa topped it in 2009, it’s nonetheless a spectacular sight to witness the streams of fire emerging from the giant skyscraper, with 30,000 effects helping to make the display one of the world’s best.
The Taipei fireworks take place at midnight on the stroke of twelve. If you’d like to be part of the action, fly in to Taiwan’s Taoyuan Airport which is around 45 minutes west of the capital city. Head to the city centre by either taking a 20-minute ride onthe U-bus to Taoyuan High Speed Rail station and then cruising into the city centre on the train. From there, change to the metro (known as the MRT) and head for SYS Memorial Hall, Xiangshan, Xinyi Anhe or Yongchun stations to be in the thick of the celebrations. The metro will run 24 hours on New Year’s Eve.
If you’re coming to Taipei City to celebrate the New Year, the amazing midnight firework display is sure to impress you. There will be a huge stage set up in the centre of town with local and international musicians warming you up for the fireworks. If you’d rather head somewhere more intimate to watch the display, there are a host of after-parties dotted around the city. Head to renowned nightclub Room 18 which always throws an exclusive rooftop terrace party. Rival club Luxy has an equally amazing view of Taipei 101 and will be playing the best in techno and house to provide your New Year’s Eve soundtrack.
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If you’re travelling to Taipei for New Year’s Eve, you’ll find plenty of things to see and do in this bustling capital city, including: Taipei 101 Observatory; Longshan Temple; and the National Palace Museum. Make sure you find the time to take a hike up the incredible Elephant Mountain.
To find out more information about the Taipei New Year’s Eve fireworks, please check out the city’s official website where you’ll be able to find out the best New Year’s Eve after-parties, where to watch the countdown to the 2017 fireworks and the full line-up for the concert.
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