|Area :||36,000 square kilometres|
|Population :||23 million|
|Capital :||Taipei City|
|Language :||Mandarin/Taiwanese/ Hakka/
|Taiwan's total land area is only about 36,000 square kilometres; it is shaped like a tobacco leaf that is narrow at both ends. It lies off the southeastern coast of the mainland Asia, across the Taiwan Strait from Mainland China-- a solitary island on the western edge of the Pacific Ocean. To the north lies Japan ; to the south is the Philippines. Many airlines fly to Taiwan, helping make it the perfect travel destination.|
Taipei is Taiwan's economic, political, and cultural center. It is a modern cosmopolitan metropolis with a lively and diversified face, filled with exuberance.
From the world's tallest building (2004~2010) to the biggest collection of Chinese art, Taipei invites you into a world of fascinating contrasts - a mix of the modern and traditional, with a generous dash of energy and friendly smiles to make this one of your most memorable trips to Asia.
The cultural kaleidoscope of Taiwan's capital city pulses wherever you go. Incense - veiled temples dating back to dynastic times blend seamlessly with a neon street life of a decidedly more modern era. Taipei has dozens of world - class restaurants where gourmets can sample the best regional Chinese cuisine; and for the gourmand, there are plenty of night markets serving up scrumptious evening snacks in an environment of chaotic excitement and fun.
The polarities of Taipei are vividly present as well in the joining of the urban and natural. Just a few minutes from the heart of the city you can soak away the cares of the world in mineral - rich hot springs nestled in the lush mountain foothills ringing the Taipei Basin. And throughout the city there are plenty of trails, parks and other oases of tranquility to lift and invigorate your spirits.
Whether you're just stopping over en route to another Asian destination, or planning a longer stay, Taipei is a many-faceted treasure that will call you back again and again.
Discover the heart of Asia in beautiful Taipei!
Enjoy Delicacies for Pennies
The Raohe Street Night Market covers various kinds of booths for general merchandises, accessories and yummy snacks, all at low and affordable prices. By looking at the booths with queues of people, it is not hard to find out the most popular snacks. You absolutely don't want to miss snacks like: Stew Ribs in Chinese herbal Medicine, Crispy Pepper Pastry Cake, Steamed Bun, Oyster Noodles, and all kinds of cold drinks. You can't forget the Spicy Stinky Tofu, Beef Noodle, and Tempura. In addition, Wufenpu is the largest garment wholesale marketplace in Taipei.
You must not be a stranger to Shilin, as Taipei’s biggest tourist night market is located here. About 4 o’clock in the afternoon, stall-keepers will start to run their businesses. Apart from the convergence of delicacies from across Taiwan, many branded stores are also stationed in this area, providing you with a variety of foods and services! Shilin is near Yuanshan Station. You can also schedule your trip to visit the famous National Palace Museum, the Grand Hotel Taipei, or the cultural and creative market in the Taipei Expo Park!
Super Convenient Transportation: Taipei - All You Can Travel
The service network of Taipei metro covers almost the entire City; most of the areas can be further reached by bus! Taipei Metro also offers passes based on travelers’ needs, making it the most convenient transportation system!
For more information
If you want to know more popular Taipei attractions, please visit the the link: https://www.travel.taipei/en