The Grand Hotel
The Grand Hotel (Yuanshan Da Fandian) is one of Taipei's most familiar and famous landmarks. It is situated on the slopes of Yuan Shan (Round Hill) on Chung Shan North Road above the Keelung River. Located in a landscaped area of over 200 acres, the palatial exterior of traditional classical palace-style architecture is influenced by Beijing's Forbidden City and the Zhenzai tower in Guangzhou.
Ikonos imagery of the Grand Hotel. (Source: Space Imaging, 21 October 1999)