Formosa - The Beautiful Island
Taiwan is the repository of captivating natural sceneries, such as the awe-inspiring Taroko Gorge, National Palace Museum,
the tallest building of Taiwan - Taipei 101, and the highest mountain in the Northeast Asia - Yushan (Jade Mountain). Taiwan
is also a paradise for gourmets to taste the varied delicate and delicious cuisines, such as local Taiwanese snacks, Hakka
dishes, Chinese cuisines, and unique aboriginal foods. Gourmets may try the foods with local flavors in the night markets
and have exquisite dining in five-star hotels. Taiwan is absolutely a place that tourists may not want to miss.
City Highlights - Taipei
Taipei is located in the north of the island. Having the tallest building of Taiwan and Chinese treasures which are among the
renowned cultural assets of the world, Taipei, a melting pot of the modern fashion and traditional culture, is worth a visit.
National Palace Museum
The National Palace Museum houses the world's largest collection of priceless Chinese art
treasures, one which spans China's nearly 5,000-year history. Most of the museum's
620,000 art objects were part of the Chinese imperial collection, which began over 1,000
years ago in the early Sung dynasty. National Palace Museum is protecting and preserving
the 5000-year cultural legacy of China with advanced technologies; cooperating with
private connoisseurs and ushering in exhibitions from China; bringing the Museum's
collection to the global community and welcoming arts of the world to the
Taroko National Park
The Taroko National Park was established in 1986. Park grounds span across the
territories of Hualien, Nantou, and Taichung. Taroko National Park with its breathtaking
natural mountain scenery is popularly renowned for its magnificent nearly vertical
marble canyons. Trekking the canyon scenic line banks along Liwu Creek would give
one an exhilarating view of the awe-inspiring majestic rock cliff and canyon walls
leading to a meandering cavernous mountain tunnel, beautiful marble rock formations,
and enthralling river scenery.
Sun Moon Lake
Sun Moon Lake is located in Yuchi Township of Nantou County. It
has a total area of 7.73 square kilometers. The sun shape of the
northern half and the crescent moon shape of the southern half of
the lake earned the lake its name. Sun Moon Lake is a vast
expanse of crystal dark green water lying in the embrace
of towering mountains. The resplendent mountain and water
scenery give tourists a choice for enjoyment and a leisurely
sightseeing tour from afar or near the lake.
Alishan National Forest
Alishan National Forest Recreation Area is located in Chiayi, covering an area of
1400 hectares with the main tourism spot locating at about 2,200 meters
high above sea level. There are 209 raining days and 244 foggy days on
average. The heavily wet weather contribute the outstanding forest and
climate landscape such as Alishan sunrise, the sea of clouds, afterglow, forest,
railways which count to the five famous sightseeing spots are known internationally.
More further information about exploring Taipei, please visit http://www.taipeitravel.net/ to discover a new paradise.