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  • Alishan National Scenic Area
  • Chiang Kai Shek Memorial
  • Hot spring spas and pools are very popular in Taiwan
  • Hualien
  • Kaohsiung City
  • Kenting Beach
  • National Palace Museum
  • North Coast National Scenic Area
  • Sun Moon Lake
  • Taiwan's breathtaking beauty
  • Taroko Gorge
  • The lit-up skyline of Taipei, Taiwan!
  • Yangmingshan National Park
  • Yehliu Geopark
Alishan National Scenic Area1 Chiang Kai Shek Memorial2 Hot spring spas and pools are very popular in Taiwan3 Hualien4 Kaohsiung City5 Kenting Beach6 National Palace Museum7 North Coast National Scenic Area8 Sun Moon Lake9 Taiwan's breathtaking beauty10 Taroko Gorge11 The lit-up skyline of Taipei, Taiwan!12 Yangmingshan National Park13 Yehliu Geopark14
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Taiwan's total land area is about 36,000 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, making it the perfect travel destination.

Taiwan lies on the western edge of the Pacific "rim of fire," and continuous tectonic movements have created majestic peaks, rolling hills and plains, basins, coastlines, and other natural landscapes.
Taiwan's tropical, sub-tropical, and temperate climates provide clear differentiation between the different seasons. There are rare or endangered species of wildlife on the island. Among these are the land-locked salmon, Taiwan serow, Formosan rock monkey, Formosan black bear, blue magpie, Mikado pheasant, and Hsuehshan grass lizard.

The Taiwan government has established 9 national parks and 13 national scenic areas to preserve Taiwan's best natural ecological environment and cultural sites. There are various ways to discover the beauty of Taiwan. 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). You can also soak up the sun in Kending (Kenting), Asia's version of Hawaii; stand at the edge of Sun Moon Lake; wander through the East Rift Valley; or visit the offshore islands of Kinmen and Penghu. It's fun in capital letters as well as an awesome journey of natural discovery!

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