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The official name of Taiwan is the “Republic of China” and formerly known as Formosa. Museums, national parks, traditional Chinese temples, night markets, iconic buildings and more make up the beautiful and must-see East Asian destination of Taiwan! Beauty, lush mountain peaks – from the Yushan Mountain Range to the Central Mountain Range, stretching from coast to coast, along the island – the 36,000 square kilometer country is hilly, has many highlands, coastal plains and offers travellers delightful sights all around.
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Taiwan is known for crowded cities, steep mountains and lush forests. There are many ways to see Taiwan's beauty. Taiwan has 9 national parks and 13 national scenic areas to preserve the country's best natural and cultural sites. Taiwanese culture is largely based on traditional Chinese culture as most people have ancestors which migrated from China.
The best time of year to visit is from Oct-Dec. Spring is also nice but it can rain a little more during this time.Jun-Sep remain the hottest with temperatures reaching above 30 °C. Be prepared if you are visiting the mountainous regions as the weather can change rapidly.
Taiwan is a quick cheap holiday from residences of Japan or Hong Kong. Be aware when travelling around the Chinese New Year as it is an important holiday for Taiwanese and shops local businesses can shut down for about 3 days.
Taipei, is a vibrant culture and entertainment hub. The Taipei 101 is a landmark tower that held the world record for skyscraper height until 2010. It used to have the fastest elevator in the world, travelling at up to 60.6 km/hour and moving passengers from the 5th to 89th floor in 37 seconds.
The Taiwanese calendar, known as Minguo, is commonly used in Taiwan and counts the days since the establishment of the ROC (Republic of China). To convert a Minguo date to A.D., simply add 1911.
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The National Palace Museum
See Ancient Chinese Imperial Artwork and Artifacts
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The Zhudong Authentic Market
Taste the Traditions of Hakka Food
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Visit Taipei 101
The World’s Second-Tallest Building
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The Shilin Night Market
Opened in 1913, Shilin is Taiwan's Most Famous Night Market
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Wind down at Sun Moon Lake
Sensational Views, Forested Peaks, Walking Tails and a Culture Village
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Taiwan, The Republic of China, is an island that lies off the southeastern coast of mainland Asia. Offering travellers temperate, comfortable weather alongside the scenic landscapes with the region’s majestic peaks, rolling hills, 9 national parks as well as stunning coastlines, Taiwan is a much-loved destination to visit!