National Palace Museum, Taipei 101 among World’s top 500 sights
Los Angeles, August 21 (CNA) Two of Taiwan’s popular tourist attractions, the National Palace Museum and Taipei 101, have been named among the World’s top 500 sights in Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travelist 2015.
Travel website Lonely Planet has created a listing of 500 places that travelers must visit, in which the National Palace Museum and Taipei 101 are ranked No.397 and No.448, respectively.
Lonely planet said that the National Palace Museum owns many of the best Chinese artistic works such as Ming dynasty porcelain and ancient paintings that were brought from China by the Kuomintang government led by Chiang Kai-shek during the Chinese Civil War.
Taipei 101, like a magnificent glass pagoda, towers over Taipei’s skyline. Although it is no longer the tallest building in the world, its observatory on the 89th floor providing an unobstructed view of Taipei in all directions is the best place for visitors to enjoy the fantastic scenery, according to the Lonely planet.
At the top of the list are the Temples of Angkor in Cambodia, followed by the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, Machu Picchu in Peru, the Great Wall in China and the Taj Mahal in India.