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ABOUT TAIWAN ISLAND
Taiwan Island has a total land area of about 36000 square kilometers (14 400 square miles). It is shaped like a leaf that is narrow at both ends. It lies off the southeastern coast of mainland Asia, across the Taiwan Strait from China - an island on the western edge of the Pacific Ocean. To the north is Japan; to the south is the Philippines. Many airlines fly to Taiwan (R.O.C), making it the perfect travel destination.
The Government has established 9 national parks and 13 national scenic areas to preserve the island’s best natural ecological environment and cultural sites. There are various ways to discover the beauty of Taiwan Island. For example, trekking in the magnificence of the cliffs at Taroko Gorge; taking a ride on the Alishan Forest Railway and experiencing the breathtaking sunrise and sea of clouds; hiking up to the summit of Northeast Asia's highest peak, Yu Mountain (Yushan).
Total Area:
36197 square kilometers
Climate:
Subtropical (mean temperature 18 °C in winter, 28 °C in summer) Check the weather forecast at the Central Weather Bureau.
Population:
23,55 million (April 2017)
Official Language:
Mandarin
Currency:
New Taiwan Dollar (NT$ or TWD)
Time Zone:
UTC +8 hours
Electricity:
Taiwan uses electric current of 110 volts at 60 cycles, appliances from Europe, Australia or South-East Asia will need an adaptor or transformer.
For more information please visit:
https://eng.taiwan.net.tw/


ABOUT TAIPEI
Taipei, located in Taiwan’s north, has an area of 271.8 sq. km, and is situated in a basin. Rich in leisure and recreation, cultural arts, heritage sites, and other attractions, it enjoys a superb geographical position and traffic environment.
Situated near the 25th parallel north, the city has a subtropical island climate influenced by its basin location. The Taipei summers and autumns are hot and humid, the springs and winters cool and mild, and there is clear differentiation between the four seasons. March to May generally marks the spring season, June ~ August summer, September ~ November autumn, and December ~ February winter.
Taipei has a comprehensive transportation network. The convenient MRT has five main lines and two branch lines, with 117 stations, and there are over 300 public-bus routes. It has four Taiwan Railways stations, and the railway network reaches all cities and counties. If you require rapid shuttling between Taiwan’s north and south, the Taiwan High Speed Rail network provides a lightning-quick option. Songshan Airport, located in the city’s heart, provides both domestic and international route services, giving visitors from around the world quick access to the city’s core.
For more information please visit: https://www.travel.taipei/en/


ABOUT NEW TAIPEI CITY
The newly founded city of New Taipei is an integral part of the Taipei Metropolitan area and surrounds Taipei City on all sides. Formerly known as Taipei County (台北縣), New Taipei City (pronounced Xīnběi Shì in Mandarin) is home to more than 3,500,000 residents, and consists of industrial districts Xinzhuang and Shulin, commuter suburbs Yonghe, Zhonghe, and Banqiao, mountainous regions Shenkeng and Xindian, coastal regions Tamsui, Ruifang, and Fulong, as well as many other districts and locales all worth a visit.
Most of New Taipei can be accessed conveniently by Taipei's public transit systems, including the Taipei MRT metro system and various bus and train services.
For more information please visit: https://tour.ntpc.gov.tw/en-us/


NEARBY ATTRACTIONS

SANXIA OLD STREET
The Sanxia Old Street is about 260 meters long and with over 100 old street houses, and featuring Baroque style archways architectures. The street has been an important business area since the Qing dynasty, with dazzlingly abundant cuisines. But the most well-known snack not to be missed is the “Golden Bull Horns (Croissant)”! Its golden appearance and the crispy yet soft texture made the Sanxia Golden Bull Horns famous. It is very popular amongst visitors, with everyone taking a box in hand as the souvenir of choice!
For more information please visit: https://tour.ntpc.gov.tw/en-us/Attraction/Detail?wnd_id=85&id=111839


YINGGE OLD STREET
Yingge is known for its pottery, so “Yingge Old Street” is also known as the Pottery Old Street. The history of pottery craft has lasted for over 200 years, and is a major pottery township throughout the country reputed as the “Jingde Village” of Taiwan. The entire street is filled with pottery and porcelain related crafts and works, thick in cultural arts. Here you can stroll along the streets and pick out the favorite pottery works of art, or personally experience the fun of pottery making. Besides clay molding and throwing, there are also many authentic cuisines in Yinnge Old Street and its surroundings.
For more information please visit: https://tour.ntpc.gov.tw/en-us/Attraction/Detail?wnd_id=85&id=112334

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