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Enjoy the last months of Flora Expo!

The last day of the fantastic Flora Expo in Taipei is on Monday, April 25th. The Flora Expo is a great success and definitely a must to visit. Twentytwo countries are displaying their best gardening and horticultural practice! Take the Mass Rapid Transit System (MRT) and exit at the Yuanshan on the Danshui line when going to the Yuanshan Park Area. From there the Fine Arts Park s easily accessible via a bridge over Zhong Shan North Rd ...

Flowers

The air is full of flowers wherever you go or look and this means only one thing; Spring! In Taipei city we have more than that - the Taipei International Flora Exposition is on going until April 25 2011. Make sure to visit the expo, at least once ...

Useful Facts

MRT and Buses
You can get just about anywhere in Taipei by train or bus. If you intend to spend a few days here, buy an EasyCard at the Mass Rapid Transit station, MRT and most convenience stores. This is a rechargeable IC ticketing system for the metro, buses, car parks, some taxis and more ...

Taipei Museums

There are different entrance fee to the museums. Please check with the cashier upon arrival, often there are discounts available ...

Taipei's Best Restaurant

With no doubt most of the time the best restaurants in Taipei are within the five star hotels. Sometimes though, it's nice to have dinner at a small cozy restaurant in your neighborhood. We have listed a few here. ...

Taipei's Best Bars

CLUB SPACE is one of the newest night- club. Customers can choose a la carte or all you can drink. Ladies night: Wednesdays. Fridays and Saturdays, ladies free ...

Sparkling Shopping

Window shopping is one way of knowing more about a city. A fantastic area to do so is around Zongxia/ Dunhua intersection. The area is full of life and happenings. Make sure not to miss out on the small lanes and alleys, that's were the treasures can be find. The shops normally opens about 11.00am, but for the excitement wait until after lunch and even better early evening, and not to worry they are open until late night. ...

Architects to flowers

An interesting area, from many points of view, is along ZhongXiao East Rd. - between Fuxing South Rd., and Dunhua South Rd ...

Changhua

Changhua County is in the mid-western part of Taiwan with Bagua Mountains that forms the border between Changhua and Nantou Counties. Beautiful sceneries of hills, water and plains can be seen throughout the county. Bagua Mountain with the Great Buddha is the attraction not to be missed ...

Hakka Tung Blossom Festival

The Hakka Tung Blossom Festival is one of Taiwan's most renowned floral festivals, famous for its picturesque sceneries of Tung flower blossoms and romance. Tung trees are deciduous trees growing to a height of up to 20 meters with white flowers. After falling from the tree the flowers cover the ground to display a beautiful "carpet" of flowers ...

Hsinchu

As the oldest city in the North, Hsinchu has numerous historical landmarks, including the East Gate - a granite structure constructed during the 1820s -, the Taoist Temple to the City God - built in 1748, it has many colorful frescos - and 18 Peaks Mountain Park, which has a variety of trees and flowers as well as a panoramic view of the city ...

Hualien

Hualien is the biggest county in Taiwan. It is situated on the mountainous eastern coast of the island. The population is about 340,000, of which one-fourth are aborigines: Ami, Atayal, Bunun, Truku, Sakizaya and Kavalan ...

Visitors in Taiwan

Grant, from Belize, and Eric, from the United States, are both 24 years old. Grant is here for 8 days while Eric is only staying for 4 ...

Taichung

Taichung, meaning Central Taiwan, is the third largest city in Taiwan with a population just over one million. Taichung is located on the middle west side of the island which in 2010 going to merge the city and the county to a direct - controlled municipality. With less than 1 hour from Taipei or Kaohsiung, with Taiwan High Speed Rail, Taichung is easily accessible. The Taichung Port, provides a wide range of facilities for shipping like warehouse and logistic services to mention a few ...

Tainan

Tainan - the former capital of Taiwan - has long played an important role in the island's history. In 1624, the Dutch established Fort Zeelandia in Anping - the oldest part of the city ...

Kaohsiung

Kaohsiung - the second largest city in Taiwan - is situated in southern Taiwan. The population is 1.5 million with a total of 4 million in the environs. The city has made great efforts to green itself, a noble effort given that it has the highest concentration of motorcycles - 1.15 million - of any city on the island ...

Kaohsiung Places

Jiaming Lake, in Yushan National Park, is open after a yearlong restoration due to a major typhoon Morakot who hit Taiwan in August 2009. The oval lake, with sapphire water, has a rich wildlife and the trail has been fully repaired. The numbers of visitors are limited to 70 per day. People interested to visit the lake can apply online to Taitung District office, http://recreation.forest.gov.tw ...

Pingtung

Pingtung County is the southernmost county in Taiwan with the famous Kenting National Park, Eluanbi Lighthouse, beautiful beaches, Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area, hot spring areas, fabulous mountain areas and much more ...

Taiwan

Taiwan is situated off the southeastern coast of China. Xiamen in Fujian Province, Mainland China, is the closest city across the Taiwan Straits. Taipei is the capital of Taiwan. It has a total land area of 36,000 sq km, a population of 23 million and a GDP p.c. of US$35,100 (2010 est). 99% of the population is covered by the national health insurance. All children receive nine years free and compulsory education ...



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