GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Taiwan, 180 km east of China, is known for modern cities, traditional Chinese temples, hot springs resorts and mountainous terrain. Taipei, the capital, has a number of busy night markets, as well as Chinese Imperial art at the National Palace Museum. Taipei 101, a 509m-tall, bamboo-shaped skyscraper with an observation deck, rises above the city.

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COUNTRY FACTS

POPULATION

23,699,914

CAPITAL

Taipei (2,704,974)

GDP PER CAPITA

U.S. $24,027

LANGUAGE

Standard Chinese (Mandarin), Formosan Language

RELIGION

Buddhism, Taoism

LIFE EXPECTANCY

80

AREA

36,197 km2 (13,976 square miles)

LITERACY PERCENT

98.5

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Taiwan 2018 July-October-Jiufen-Jiufen Old Street-120 COVER

JIUFEN

Jiufen is a mountain town in northeastern Taiwan, east of Taipei. It is known for the narrow alleyways of its old town, packed with teahouses, street-food shacks and souvenir shops. Near central Old Street is the Shengping Theater, established in the 1900s and since restored. Close by, the Gold Mine Museum traces the town's history as a mining hub during the Japanese-era gold rush.

Taiwan 2018 July-October-New Taipei City-Maokong Gondola-42 COVER

NEW TAIPEI CITY

New Taipei City is a special municipality and the most populous city in Taiwan. Located in northern Taiwan, the city includes a substantial stretch of the island's northern coastline and surrounds the Taipei Basin, making it the second largest special municipality by area behind Kaohsiung.

Taiwan 2018 July-October-Shifen-9 COVER

SHIFEN

Shifen is a small town near Ruifang. It is crossed by a railroad and comes to life in the evening, when the locals light up the orange lanterns.

Taiwan 2018 July-October-Taipei-City Center-3 COVER

TAIPEI

Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, is a modern metropolis with Japanese colonial lanes, busy shopping streets and contemporary buildings. The skyline is crowned by the 509m-tall, bamboo-shaped Taipei 101 skyscraper, with upscale shops at the base and a rapid elevator to an observatory near the top. Taipei is also known for its lively street-food scene and many night markets, including expansive Shilin market.

JIUFEN

Taiwan 2018 July-October-Jiufen-Jiufen Old Street-120 COVER

Jiufen is a mountain town in northeastern Taiwan, east of Taipei. It is known for the narrow alleyways of its old town, packed with teahouses, street-food shacks and souvenir shops. Near central Old Street is the Shengping Theater, established in the 1900s and since restored. Close by, the Gold Mine Museum traces the town's history as a mining hub during the Japanese-era gold rush.

NEW TAIPEI CITY

Taiwan 2018 July-October-New Taipei City-Maokong Gondola-42 COVER

New Taipei City is a special municipality and the most populous city in Taiwan. Located in northern Taiwan, the city includes a substantial stretch of the island's northern coastline and surrounds the Taipei Basin, making it the second largest special municipality by area behind Kaohsiung.

SHIFEN

Taiwan 2018 July-October-Shifen-9 COVER

Shifen is a small town near Ruifang. It is crossed by a railroad and comes to life in the evening, when the locals light up the orange lanterns.

TAIPEI

Taiwan 2018 July-October-Taipei-City Center-3 COVER

Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, is a modern metropolis with Japanese colonial lanes, busy shopping streets and contemporary buildings. The skyline is crowned by the 509m-tall, bamboo-shaped Taipei 101 skyscraper, with upscale shops at the base and a rapid elevator to an observatory near the top. Taipei is also known for its lively street-food scene and many night markets, including expansive Shilin market.

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