If you browse some pictures about touring Taipei, most often than not, you would encounter some photos about the Miramar Mall Ferris Wheel. It is an imposing structure on top of a high end mall. The ferris wheel certainly makes a stunning photo on a clear summer night. We went last December when it was the winter/rainy season in Taipei.
The Miramar Mall is quite nice, filled with some middle and high end brands. It's a bit far from the city center. The Miramar Mall also has an IMAX theater and can get full on weekends.
There is also a food court at the basement of Miramar Mall, with a wide selection of Asian and Western cuisines and fresh fruit juices.
The Miramar Mall Food Court also has a taho (silken tofu) stand that sells taho with any topping of your choice like peanuts, various beans, tapiocca and so many others. Hubby had two, because he loves taho. You can have your taho either hot or cold.
The Miramar Ferris Wheel itself makes for nice photos. The view on top of the ferris wheel in pretty unexciting since the mall itself is situated in the suburbs, with no view of the Taipei city lights.
If you are a first-time tourist and pressed for time, I suggest you skip the Miramar Ferris Wheel because you won't be missing much.
To get to the Miramar Mall, the simplest and the least confusing way is to take the MRT brown line and get off at Jiannan road station, exit 3. You can't miss it.