Taiwan here I come! Can’t wait for a getaway!
Oooh yeah. Taiwan wait for me! I’m coming! Any places must visit? Any food must eat? Any thing must buy from Taiwan?
Taiwan (Listeni/ˌtaɪˈwɑːn/ TY-WAHN; Chinese: 臺灣 or 台灣; pinyin: Táiwān; see below), officially the Republic of China (ROC; Chinese: 中華民國; pinyin: Zhōnghuá Mínguó), is a state in East Asia.
Originally based in mainland China, the Republic of China now governs the island of Taiwan (formerly known as Formosa), which makes up over 99% of its current territory, as well as Penghu, Kinmen, Matsu, and other minor islands. Neighboring states include the People’s Republic of China to the west, Japan to the east and northeast, and the Philippines to the south.
Taipei is the capital city and economic and cultural centre of the country, while New Taipei is the most populous city.
More info : Wikipedia Taiwan
Cities in Taiwan
Taiwan has many large cities and towns. Below is a list of ten of the most notable. Other cities are listed under their specific regional section.
-Taipei (臺北 or 台北) is the seat of government of Taiwan ROC and its center of commerce and culture. Taipei is home to the world’s second tallest skyscraper, Taipei 101.
-New Taipei (新北) is the most populous city of Taiwan. The area includes a substantial stretch of Taiwan’s northern coastline and surrounds the Taipei Basin.
-Hsinchu (新竹) is a center of hi-tech industry, and one of the world’s leading manufacturers of hi-tech components. Hsinchu Science Park  is the home to many hi-tech companies.
-Hualien (花蓮) is located near Taroko Gorge, and is considered one of the most pleasant of Taiwan’s cities.
-Jiufen (九份) – this former gold mining town located on the northeast coast is now a popular tourist destination.
-Kaohsiung (高雄) is the second-largest city on the island. It has one of the busiest sea ports (the Port of Kaohsiung) in the world and it has the island’s second-largest airport, Kaohsiung International Airport (KHH) .
-Keelung (基隆) is the a center of transshipment in the north, and is located about a thirty minute drive or a twenty minute bicycle ride from downtown Taipei.
-Puli (埔里) is located at the geographical center of the island, and it serves as a good base for exploring the central mountains and Sun Moon Lake.
-Taichung (臺中 or 台中) is the third largest city in Taiwan, and has an abundance of interesting cultural amenities and activities.
-Tainan (臺南 or 台南) is the oldest city in Taiwan and was the capital during imperial times. It is famous for its historic buildings.
Taipei MRT Map that will be useful when we traveling around to shop and hunt for Taiwan yummy food!
I will be visiting Tao Yuan and Taipei and few places to be explored.
Will be back for more Taiwan trip updates!
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