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Taiwan's total land area is only about 36,000 square kilometers; it is shaped like a sweet potato that is narrow on both ends. Taiwan is located along the southeast coast of the Asian Continent, across the Taiwan Straits from Mainland China - a solitary island on the western edge of the Pacific Ocean. To the north lies Japan and Okinawa, to the south is the Philippines. The population of Taiwan numbers is more than 22 million. Many airlines fly to Taiwan, making it a perfect travel destination.

Please visit the website of Tourism Bureau, Rep. of China(Taiwan), Taiwan Tour Information, The National Scenic Areas on Taiwan, Taiwan Tour Bus, Information for Foreigners for more information about Taiwan.

Taipei City is the capital of Taiwan. It is also the political, economic, financial, and cultural center of Taiwan. The population of Taiwan is more than 22 million. With population of 2 million, Taipei city covers an area of 271.77 square kilometers. As the largest and most prominent city on the island, Taipei is situated in northern Taiwan. It is right in a basin surrounded by mountains and crossed by rivers. The mountains north of Taipei in Yangminshan National Park dominate the landscape, the Tamsui and Hsintien Rivers meander through the southeast, while the Keelung River crosses the city to the northeast.

Taipei has thriving arts and academic scene and countless modern commercial buildings. With its vibrant cultural and economic growth, it has become a modern international metropolis. It provides the world with an ideal stage for the free play of economic activity. In addition to the friendly, welcoming nature of its inhabitants, the rich cultural heritage of 5,000 years of Chinese history and the high level of development created by Taiwan's economic miracle make Taiwan a cosmopolitan city that brings together the traditional and the new. The National Palace Museum houses the world's finest collection of Chinese art; beautiful temples are the setting for colorful folk festivals. As far as culinary delights are concerned, visitors can enjoy regional specialties from all parts of China. On top of all this, Taipei also offers bustling night markets, areas of spectacular natural beauty, streets lined with shops selling brand name products, and numerous international hotels.

Behind its modern infrastructure and multicultural history background, you will be impressed by its traditional culture and hospitality.

 

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