The iconic picture of Taipei 101 with the sunset situated perfectly atop the skyscraper can be recreated from Feb. 19 to Feb. 23. Professional and amateur photographers galore will head to Xizhi District this weekend to capture the rare image.
Located in New Taipei City’s Xizhi District, Big Needle Mountain (a.k.a. Dajianshan) is the best place to not only take in nature’s beauty but also provide the best spot known only by veteran photographers to take pictures of Taipei 101.
By taking the MRT to Nangang Exhibition Center, one can merely take a bus to get to this intimate location. There is a catch though; the image of Taipei 101’s sunset kabob can only be captured at specific times of the year. As dusk draws near, eager photographers can set up their equipment either in the area in front of or on the second floor of Tian Xiu Temple to capture the scene of the setting sun.
Many visitors also opt to place their cameras on the bend of the road in front of the temple to not only snap a pic of the iconic sunset atop of Taipei 101 but also the view of the entire city. From this angle, the sun will set directly on top of Taipei 101, making it look like the popular dish “spicy golden fish eggs”.
If you’re interested but missed it this February, there’s still another chance during Oct. 19 to Oct. 23 get the shot of the rare and winning image!