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Getting Around Taipei
Taipei City is the capital of Taiwan and the central city of the largest metropolitan area of Taiwan. Taipei is situated at the northern part in Taiwan. Taipei is the political, economic, and cultural center of Taiwan. Considered to be a global city, Taipei is part of a major industrial area. Railways, high speed rail, highways, airports, and bus lines connect Taipei with all parts of the island. The city is served by two airports: Taipei Song-Shan Airport and Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. Taipei maintains an extensive system of parks, green spaces, and nature preserves. Parks and forestry areas around the city include Yangmingshan National Park, Taipei Zoo and Da-an Forest Park, and so on. Yangmingshan National Park is famous for its cherry blossoms, hot springs, and sulfur deposits. Taipei is also the city containing abundant history and culture. The National Palace Museum which has one of the largest collections of Chinese artifacts and artworks in the world is located in Taipei. Taipei is also known for night markets. The most famous one is the Shilin Night Market in the Shilin District. The surrounding streets by Shilin Night Market are extremely crowded during the evening. Most stores and vendors in night market are usually opened in late afternoon and keep operating until the midnight. In the night market, you can taste delicious and special food, buy inexpensive and stylish clothing, and enjoy in various entertainment. Taipei city is composed of the beautiful nature, abundant cultures and history, high-developed technology, convenient transportation, special customs and humanities. Taipei is the city that will make you want to visit again and again. You can find all information about this city at http://www.taipeitravel.net/user/main.aspx?Lang=2.
The following are several famous sites for visiting. If you want to appreciate culture, beautiful nature, and technology of this city, you can link to http://www.awesometours.com.tw/en/grouping.php to check more details and join any tour you are interested in.
Getting Around Taiwan
Taiwan is also known, especially in the past, as Formosa. Taiwan is an island of East Asia in the western Pacific Ocean and located in the southeastern coast of mainland China. Separated from the Asian continent by the 160 km wide Taiwan Strait, the main island of the group is 394 km long and 144 km wide. The shape of the main island of Taiwan is similar to a sweet potato seen in a south-to-north direction, and therefore, Taiwanese, especially in the point of view of Min-nan division, often call themselves "children of the Sweet Potato." Taiwan's rapid economic growth in the decades after World War II has transformed it into an industrialized developed country and one of the Four Asian Tigers. This economic rise is known as the Taiwan Miracle. It is categorized as an advanced economy by the IMF and as a high-income economy by the World Bank. Its advanced technology industry plays a key role in the global economy. You can find all information at http://eng.taiwan.net.tw/.
The following are several famous sites for visiting. If you want to have more exploration for Taiwan and have deeper understanding for this beautiful island, you can link to http://www.awesometours.com.tw/en/grouping.php to check more details and join any tour you are interested in.