Taipei Eye (traditional Chinese theater)
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No. 113, Section 2, Zhongshan N Rd, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 104
  • Some cities have tourist spots named cityname-eye such as Singapore-eye, London-eye, Tokyo-eye, etc. All of them concern with vertical giant wheels equipped with seats with which people can experience seeing the view from the height
  • I think the best seats are located in the middle of fifth row where you can have full view to the stage, can easily read the subtitles provided on both left and right monitors and can have large room for your legs
  • What I like about it are the costumes, makeup, dance and fight movements, and the story that ended happily
  • The duration of the show which is 60 minutes or so feels so quickly passed
  • Unfortunately video recording is not allowed, but taking pictures is not prohibited


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    Some cities have tourist spots named cityname-eye such as Singapore-eye, London-eye, Tokyo-eye, etc. All of them concern with vertical giant wheels equipped with seats with which people can experience seeing the view from the height. But Taipei-eye is different. It is a place where you can enjoy traditional Chinese theater.

    The seats are not divided into classes. This means that the admission fee is the same and does not depend on where you sit. The tickets is 550 Taiwanese dollars (NTD) but only 486 (about 17 dollars) when you purchase it online through Klook. The lobby room accommodating guests who have arrived is small and they will not let you enter the theater before a certain time when the announcement is made. It is better to make yourself in the queue before the elevators leading to the theater as the seats are not numbered. Early people can opt for a more comfortable seat. I think the best seats are located in the middle of fifth row where you can have full view to the stage, can easily read the subtitles provided on both left and right monitors and can have large room for your legs.

    The performance itself is a Chinese opera with different stories every month. Some dialogues, in the beginning, are rather lengthy, but then it is getting more and more actions. What I like about it are the costumes, makeup, dance and fight movements, and the story that ended happily. The duration of the show which is 60 minutes or so feels so quickly passed.

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  • The lobby is equipped with two giant scary statues welcoming visitors. The lobby itself is small and no restroom available. When I asked a security officer, he led me inside to a bigger room not intended for visitors but equipped with restrooms.

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  • The theater has around 100 seats and equipped with two giant monitors showing the subtitles. English and Korean subtitles are available on the left monitor, while Chinese and Japanese subtitles on the right one.

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  • The performance I watched was about the eight gods in Chinese mythology who fought with the inhabitants of the sea, and ended peacefully

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  • Taking pictures with performers at the end of the show becomes one of the visitors desire which form long queues

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  • Dolls of the characters played in the show for sale, unfortunately the price is not pocket friendly

    Taipei eye is a must place to visit when you are in Taipei especially if it is your first visit there. Do not worry if you cannot speak Chinese as the story does not require thought, even easy to understand because the help of subtitles so it is fun. Unfortunately video recording is not allowed, but taking pictures is not prohibited. Perhaps you could take more pictures to make your own film. The show may not be suitable for children under four as there are some fighting actions.



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