The island of Taiwan was once called by Portuguese sailors “Formosa” (Portuguese: “beautiful”) and they have not exaggerated. With its sub-tropical climate, Taiwan offers great beaches, but also magnificent mountains up to 3,952 m. The population is a mix of Chinese immigrants and the Malayo-Polynesian indigenous people, who again emphasize their cultural peculiarities.
The city of Taipei (台北市 Táiběi Shi, literally “Northern Taiwan City”) is the island capital of Taiwan. Taipei is the political, economic, educational and cultural centre of Taiwan and one of the main hubs of the Chinese-speaking world. Taipei is a modern cosmopolitan city with large high-tech industrial areas. The well-developed infrastructure with subways, railways, […]