The Grand Hotel Taipei, much bigger than the one in Kaohsiung at 16 floors and 500 rooms. We saw the Centennial Dragon 🐉 which came from when this spot was a jinja ⛩ī¸ during Japanese colonial times. We also went down the secret escape tunnel for visiting heads of state, equipped with a slide! 🛝

Front of the Grand Hotel, an imposing symmetry structure in Chinese style Chad in the lobby of the Grand HotelDetail of the eaves and pillared exterior of the Grand HotelA gold, three clawed Japanese dragon sculpture that has water flowing upward from its mouth in a fountain. Medals adorn the front of the fountain from people who have apparently had their wishes granted by the dragon