By Ilona Kauremszky

Q: What’s the price to visit Taipei 101 and the Macau Tower?

A: Ever since opening on New Year’s Eve back in 2004, visitors to the world’s tallest building (for now) have been smitten by the views. To pay a visit here, the entrance fee is NT$350 (about $12 CDN) for a ride up to the observatory located on the 89th floor. You’ll take the world’s fastest elevator in a whopping 37 seconds and if you are so inclined to continue to ascend this engineering feat spend another NT$100 (roughly $3 CDN) for the outdoor observatory located on the 91st floor.

Be prepared for strong winds. When I was there, we literally had to hold fast to the steel fence and take in large gulps of air while holding our jackets together.

For another spectacular view, Macau has its beloved Macau Tower to showcase. One of the top 10 tallest freestanding structures in the world, the company also reports it as the eighth tallest in Asia. So how much does it cost you ask? Try MOP80 per person about $10CDN. If you are so inclined to try the world’s highest bungy jump here, it’ll cost an extra $888 (about $111 CDN.) Price includes certificate, membership card and an exclusive Bungy Jump T-shirt. And if you want to re-experience this bungy trip again, the second one will cost you nearly half price, $488 (about $61CDN).


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