The Beauty of Taiwan

Posted: October 2, 2007 in Taiwan

From looking through photographs online and in books, we are in awe of Taiwan’s landscape.  Taiwan was first called “Formosa”, which means beautiful island, by Portuguese sailors.  Take a look at some of these photos. . .

National Palace Museum

  National Palace Museum
The National Palace Museum ranks as one of the four best museums in the world. The museum holds the world’s largest collection of Chinese artifacts, around 700,000 items in all. Since the museum only has space to display around 15,000 pieces at any given time, the majority of the treasures are kept well protected in air-conditioned vaults buried deep in the mountainside.

 

Taipei 101

Taipei 101
Taipei 101 is currently the world’s tallest completed skyscraper,
with 101 stories above ground and five stories below ground.
Photo courtesy of Tourism Bureau,
Ministry of Transportation and Communications, R.O.C.

 

Jhuhai Tea Plantation Scenic Area, Jhushan

Jhuhai Tea Plantation Scenic Area, Jhushan
Photo courtesy of Tourism Bureau,
Ministry of Transportation and Communications, R.O.C. 

 

Daylilies

Daylilies
Photo courtesy of Tourism Bureau,
Ministry of Transportation and Communications, R.O.C. 
 

Tainan, Taiwan

Tainan, Taiwan

 

East Coast of Taiwan

East Coast of Taiwan

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Comments
  1. Rebecca says:

    It IS a beautiful country isn’t it!! I can’t wait to visit and see all of it in person.

    I was amazed when I read about how small the island actually is. I think it is about 250 miles long and 80-some miles wide.

    Thanks for the pics!

    Rebecca
    http://www.untilwemeetintaiwan.blogspot.com

  2. Judy says:

    Great photos. You definitely need to visit the national palace museum.

    Judy

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