Taiwan is shaped like a tobacco leaf and is 240 miles long and 85 miles wide. It is located 100 miles off the coast of southeastern mainland China. Lots of scenic spots around the whole island, including Seven-Star Volcano, hot springs of Yangming Hill and the Sun-Moon Lake.
Taiwan Province is to the southeast of mainland and is an inseparable part of China. The climate in Taiwan is subtropical: summers tend to be scorchingly hot and humid and the rest of the year is rainy, with typhoon season falling from September to November. About two-thirds of the island is mountains and the Jade Mountain (Yushan), for example, is the tallest peak in northeast Asia at 13,114ft. Taiwan covers an area of 35,000 square kilos and the population is 21 million. The capital city of Taiwan is Taipei, one of the most populated cities in the world.
There are many places of interests to visit in Taiwan. One of the most interesting things for tourists to see in Taiwan is the island's aborigine culture. The nine tribes still retain most of their primitive traditions, and several great places have been set aside for you to see their splendid culture.
Recommended Scenic Spots
National Palace Museum
The National Palace Museum is one of the largest collections of Chinese art, spanning China's 5,000-year history. Treasures from the ancient imperial collection include jade, porcelain, paintings, bronzes, and more. Pieces on display changed regularly. Tea room, gift shop, gardens, pavilions. Daily guided tours in Chinese and English languages.
The rock formations at Yehliu (Wild Willows) are an amazing array of artistic shapes created by erosion and other natural forces. Restaurants, dolphin and seal shows, snack and souvenir vendors. On the coast west of Keelung, it is an hour's drive from Taipei.