Grand Hotel Taipei
(L) The entrance to a dinning room
(R) A payment place of the dinning room, with a wide painting panel of
a pine tree and auspicious crane
The Grand Hotel retains the elements of classic Chinese's architecture
in its building. It is not only the most
splendid landmark of Taipei, but representative of contemporary palatial
architecture. The guest rooms,
decorated with both oriental and western details, offer the most comfortable
stay. The Grand Hotel provides
a free shuttle bus service from Yuanshan MRT Station, an 8-minute drive
away. It houses a grand ballroom
and conference facilities. The hotel is a 15-minute drive from Taipei Station
and Songshan Airport.
National Palace Museum is a 20-minute drive away. The total number of guest
rooms is 500.
The Taiwan Grand Shrine was the tallest ranking Japanese Shinto shrine
in Taiwan during the Japanese
colonial rule. Among the 66 officially sanctioned Shinto shrines in Taiwan,
Taiwan Grand Shrine was one
of the most important, and its elevation was also the highest of the shrines.
The Taiwan Grand Shrine was
built as Taiwan Shrine in 1901 (Meiji 34)atop Jiantan Mountain Taipei.
In April 1923 Crown Prince Hirohito,
who would become Emperor Showa three years later and died in 1989, embarked
on a two-week tour of
Taiwan. In October 1944, prior to the Taiwan Shrine Festival, a passenger
transport plane lost control
and crashed down the mountain where the Taiwan Grand Shrine was located.
The accident and resulting
fires destroyed the Torii ceremonial archway, stone Toro-lanterns, among
other important structures.
After World War II, Taiwan Hotel was built on the original site of the
Taiwan Grand Shrine. It was later
expanded in 1952 to become the present-day Grand Hotel. In the political
reasons of the Chinese National
Government, the underpass of length of 180-meter was built towards the
parks, which is now open to
a public as a special tour. At first, it was forbidden to use both Japanese
and English because of that it is
the Chinese-made top -class hotel in Taiwan.
(L) A reception desk (M) TV recording in progress (R) The crowd leaving
A room card-key
(L) Chinese-style balcony in red pillars and partitions (R) A wide view
from a balcony of the hotel
(L) We can see from a balcony an aircraft is approaching to the Taipei Songshan Airport over the crowded city area.
(R) The hotel's roof is believed as the world's largest Chinese classical
style roof, providing
the appearance of a large hotel building stands on the hill. This picture
was taken in May 2009.
(L) A twin bedroom (M) Dinning room (R) Chinese-style vegetables
(L) A cooked Shanhei crab
(R) A dinning room with the panel of pine trees and crane birds, both are
considered to bring a happiness on the back.
Breakfast buffet provides a variety of rich meals.
Christmas decoration in the hall and New Year's holiday event
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