The Beautiful Isle Called Taiwan
Taiwan, also known as Formosa, is the largest island of Republic of china in East Asia. Its plenty of historical sites, national parks and night markets have made Taiwan quite famous as a tourist destination.
Taiwan has more than 500 tourist hotels to offer a broad range of services to its tourists. These include luxury as well as budget hotels. A plenty of youth hostels and guesthouses are also available in major cities and scenic areas of Taiwan. Budget travelers can also stay at campsites and youth hostels, guesthouse, bed and breakfast lodgings while in Taiwan.
History of Taiwan
Taiwan was sought by Imperial Japan since 1592 but it was finally annexed in 1895 from the Qing Empire. Later, the Republic of China (ROC) acquired Taiwan from Japan and has been governing this island group since the end of World War II in 1945. Today, the political status of Taiwan is complex to understand as it is claimed by the People’s Republic of China (PRC).
Popular Places and Attractions
To capture the complete beauty and rich culture of Taiwan, one should start one’s tour from Taipei, Taiwan's capital city and one of the most modern cities of Asia. The lined hot springs of the Yangmingshan National Park are one of the major sources of attraction for the tourists. Other places that are definitely not a miss in Taipei are Fort San Domingo, the National Concert Hall, the National Theater and of course, the Taipei 101 Building, the tallest building in the world.
Taichung, Kaoshiung, Hsinchu, Tainan, Hualien and Jioufen are some of the other major cities of Taiwan. Taiwan is well known for its several other beautiful places which can be visited while traveling the countryside. Some of these are Kenting National Park, Sun Moon Lake, Yushan National Park, Yushan (Jade) Mountain and the Alishan and Tarako Gorge, etc.
Getting Around in Taiwan
You can get around in Taiwan by air, water, road and rail. When it comes to traveling by road, buses and taxis are frequent in sight. Consult a travel guide before hiring a taxi or car for avoiding the possibility of getting overcharged.
Places of Entertainment
When it comes to a vibrant nightlife, Taipei, famous for its enthralling discos, beer houses, cinemas, restaurants, etc, is the most popular destination in Taiwan. The hotels in Taipei offer both Western as well as Chinese cuisine to cater to varied tastes of the tourists. Shihlin Night Market is said to be the largest night market of Taipei that has several clothing and food shops.
The currency of Taiwan is the New Taiwan Dollar which comes in both – currency notes and coins. Currency can be easily exchanged through various currency exchange centers. Look for the latest currency rates in news and or on the internet.
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