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Taiwan is also known as Treasure Island for its beautiful scenery and landscapes. The island is a popular destination for tourists who want to enjoy its grand mountains, theme parks, beaches, and cultural offerings. Enjoy its friendly people, fine weather, excellent tourist facilities, and convenient transportation.

Taipei is the capital city and Taiwan's economic and cultural center. It is a modern and convenient city located in the northwest corner of the island. Taipei is also internationally known for its traditional Taiwanese and neo-Chinese cuisine. The National Palace Museum, located at the northwest edge of the city, contains the greatest collection of Chinese art in the world.

Taiwan is one of the most unsung tourist destinations in all of Asia, its modern emergence as an economic and industrial powerhouse still overshadowing the staggering breadth of natural, historic and culinary attractions this captivating island has to offer.

A fascinating mix of technological innovation and traditional Chinese and aboriginal cultures and cuisines, Taiwan is one of the only places on earth where ancient religious and cultural practices still thrive in an overwhelmingly modernist landscape. On any given day, the casual visitor can experience this unique juxtaposition of old and new, witnessing time-honoured cultural practices while still taking in technological milestones such as the world's tallest building, Taipei 101, and the new High Speed Rail that links the island's two largest cities.

Beyond the narrow corridor of factories and crowded cities along Taiwan's west coast is a tropical island of astounding beauty, with by far the tallest mountains in northeast Asia and some of the region's most pristine and secluded coastline. Add to this the impressive array of cuisines - with specialities from all corners of China as well as authentic aboriginal and Japanese fare - and you've got one of the world's most well-rounded and hospitable holiday destinations.

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A subtropical climate with moderate temperatures in the north, where there is a winter season. The southern areas, where temperatures are slightly higher, enjoy sunshine every day, and there is no winter season. The typhoon season is from June to October.

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Food & Drink
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The Chinese, never at a loss for vivid description, refer to their cuisine as an 'ancient art of ultimate harmony: pleasing to the eye; mouth-watering; and a delight to the palate'. Culinary styles come from all over China including Canton, Hunan, Mongolia, Peking, Shanghai, Szechuan and Taiwan. Most hotels have restaurants offering both Western and Chinese cuisine and some of the larger hotels offer several styles of Chinese cooking (the Chinese word for hotel, fan-dien, means 'eating place').

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shoppingTaipei is well known for being a holiday shopper's paradise. Shopping in Taipei is more famous for the kind of night markets this city offers. Other shopping venues in Taipei include department stores, malls, transit malls and shopping districts also.

One of the best ways to shop is to visit the night markets. Purchases include Formosan sea-grass mats, hats, handbags and slippers, bamboo items, Chinese musical instruments, various dolls in costume, handpainted palace lanterns made from silk, lacquerware, ceramics, teak furniture, coral, veinstone and jade items, ramie fibre rugs, brassware, handmade shoes, fabrics and chopsticks (decorated, personalised sticks of wood or marble).

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North Coast & Guanyinshan National Scenic Area Lishan National Scenic Area Sun Moon Lake Scenic Area

North Coast & Guanyinshan National Scenic Area

Rocky and unforgiving in several places, Taiwan's North Coast also boasts fine sandy beaches and stunning vistas. Inland, typically it is rugged and precipitously steep, but there are also hot springs, rushing rivers, and several waterfalls. Unfriendly to farmers and often hazardous to seafarers, this landscape is certainly dramatic - and, for that reason, very attractive to tourists.

Lishan National Scenic Area

Located in Heping, Taichung City, Lishan was called Shalamao in the past. It has an altitude of 2000 meters and is a famous summer resort. Lishan is noted for its production of pears, apples and peaches. Surrounded by Fushou Mountain, Wuling Park, and Guguan, Lishan has beautiful mountainous scenery. Lishan is also famous for its flowers, vegetables, and waterfalls.

Sun Moon Lake Scenic Area

Sun Moon Lake, situated in Nantou County’s Yuchih Township, in the center of Taiwan, and is the island’s largest lake. It is a beautiful alpine lake, divided by the tiny Lalu Island; the eastern part of the lake is round like the sun and the western side is shaped like a crescent moon, hence the name “Sun Moon Lake”.

Alishan National Scenic AreaAlishan National Scenic Area

Alishan National Scenic Area in 250 years ago, a chief of the Tzo tribe went hunting in a mountain and had great gains. In memory of the chief, the Tsou tribe named the Alishan. During the Japanese occupation, the Japanese chopped the forests and shipped the wood back to Japan. However, the deforestation had irritated the tree god that the Japanese set up a tower to worship the tree god.

Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area

Dapeng Bay covers the two designated scenic areas of Dapeng Bay and Liuqiu. The northern boundary of Dapeng Bay is the Provincial Highway 17 and the Ping 63 County Road. The eastern and western boundaries are Linbian and Xinggou in Donggang Township respectively. To the south, there is a 600-meter sea area starting from the high tide mark of the coastal line. The main features of Dapeng Bay include the Qingzhou Rest Area. In this region, there is a famous boat festival of the Donglong Temple in Donggang. Tourists can also enjoy the beautiful submarine scenery on Liuqiu Island.

Jade Mountain Taiwan

In the center of Taiwan Island, Jade Mountain extends to the west of the Central Mountain. It runs approximately north-south for about 280 km (about 174 miles). Most peaks of Jade Mountain are over 2000 meters (about 6500 feet) high, so Jade Mountain has gained the name ‘Roof of Taiwan’. In 1985, Jade Mountain National Park, which has Jade Mountain at the center, was opened to the public.

Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area Jade Mountain Taiwan Taroko Gorge

Taroko Gorge

Taroko Gorge was established as a national park while Taiwan was still under Japanese rule in the 1930s, and is arguably the top tourist destination on the island.

Getting to Taroko Gorge is not difficult at all. If you are coming from Taipei, you can get a direct two-hour train to Hualien; the best time to arrive is during daylight. Try to get your train ticket for the left-hand side of the train as the tracks follow the coastline for a majority of the ride and offer excellent views of the ocean.

East Coast National Scenic Area

The East Coast National Scenic Area, known as "Taiwan's last unspoiled land", stretches 170 kilometers down the east coast of the island from the mouth of the Hualien River in the north to Shiauyeliou (Little Yeliou) in the south. To the east it is bounded by the Pacific Ocean; to the west rises the Coastal Mountain Range. The land here consists of volcanic rock, classic rock from deep beneath the sea, and shale that has been pushed upward- and is still being pushed upward- by tectonic action. Weathering, erosion, and accumulation have produced a wide range of landforms here, including coastal terraces, sand and pebble beaches, shoreline reefs, inshore islands, and capes along with sea-eroded platforms, trenches, and caves. This varied topography provides habitat for a rich diversity of flora and fauna.

East Coast National Scenic Area National Palace Museum Miramar Ferris Wheel

National Palace Museum

Taipei’s National Palace Museum, located in the Waishuanghsi neighborhood of the Shihlin District, is the pride of Taiwan. It ranks as one of the four best museums in the world, in a class with the Louvre, the British Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Miramar Ferris Wheel

Miramar Entertainment Park is most notable for it’s Ferris Wheel. Besides all of the shopping attractions the Miramar has regular movies, Imax, and Imax 3D movies. Movie and Ferris Wheel combos are available.

Miramar Ferris Wheel opened in the year 2004, 110 m at its highest point and 70 m in diameter, Taipei Ferris wheel is an experience not to be missed.

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Taiwan has all possible transport available for your convenience. Inland system of railroads includes four branch-lines: Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western. It is necessary to note that internal airlines are a popular kind of transport in Taiwan. There is an active air service between large cities in Taiwan. Flights are as popular as tours on buses. The underground is the most convenient type of transport. There are six lines of the underground in Taiwan. Motor-cycles and bicycles are also very popular kind of transport in Taiwan. Taipei is Taiwan's chief transportation center. The main domestic airport, Sungshan, is located northeast of Taipei's old central business district.


the roadways in Taiwan include both the national and regional highways. It also includes the urban roads that are interconnected with each other and is extended to the farthest corners of the region.

Huge network of railways

the railways have the biggest chain in Taiwan. It include the metro rail, the light rail, the high speed rail and the general rail. The rail also connects Taiwan with the other regions of the country. The railway Taiwan is administered by the Taiwan Railway Administration.
Major harbors and shipping lanes: as Taiwan is surrounded by sea from all the sides, sea transportation in Taiwan covers a major part of the Taiwan Transportation. The marine ships and the local ferries comprise the sea transportation in Taiwan.


the airways in Taiwan are controlled by the China Airlines. With the total number of eighteen major airports and the heliports comprise the airline in Taiwan. Several number of runways and landing grounds provide the facility of take off and landing for both the domestic and international flights.

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