From the north to south Taiwan is full of culture. Everywhere you look you will learn something new about this beautiful country. Taiwan is in the west pacific between Japan and the Philippines. Taiwan is about the size of the Netherlands with a population of 23 million people. That’s a lot of people that get to see the beautiful nature that Taiwan has to offer.
Taiwan has east Asia’s highest mountain Jade (Yushan) Mountain. 9 amazing national parks: Kinmen, South Penghu Marine, Dongsha (Tungsha) Atoll, Yangmingshan, Shei-pa, Taroko, Yushan, Taijiang, Kenting. So take your pick and enjoy!
The people of Taiwan are just as interesting as the nature. There are 16 officially recognized indigenous tribes in Taiwan. Taiwan is really a melting pot with diverse Han subgroups and also indigenous Malayo- Polynesian people and immigrants from all over the world nearly 500,000 new immigrants. Mostly that comes from China and Southeast Asia.
Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism are well represented in a lot of things like temple celebrations, literature and performing arts. Visitors can learn more about the heritage of Taiwan’s Hakka, Holo and indigenous peoples.
Taiwan’s larger metropolitan city’s like Taipei offers 24/7 entertainment options so there is always something to do and see. This is a super fun fact but did you know that Taiwan is the world capital of Mandarin pop music. That is amazing! I am a big fan of music so I thought that was a pretty cool fact.
The night markets are a go-to for foodies. One night market that sticks out to me is Ningxia Night Market it specialized in snack foods. I love snack foods. It was actually the first night market in the country that separates pedestrian traffic and car traffic so you can walk through and enjoy without having to worry about car traffic. Its a 15 min walk from the Zhongshan MRT Train Station.
Taiwan is really a country you should see at least once in your lifetime.
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