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Anping Old Street
Anping Old Street

Tainan City is the fourth largest city in Taiwan after Taipei, Kaohsiung, and Taichung. Tainan was established as the capital of Taiwan in 1661 and remained the capital until 1887 during the Qing Dynasty. In fact, "Tayoan" is the old name of Tainan and became the name of the island later. The city is famous for its abundant historical buildings and relics.


Tainan has been historically regarded as the oldest city in Taiwan, and its former name, Tayoan, has been claimed to be the source of the name Taiwan. It is also one of Taiwan's cultural capitals, as it houses the First Confucian School/Temple built 1665 on the island, the remains of the Northern and Southern Gates of the old city, and countless other historical monuments. Tainan claims more Buddhist and Taoist temples than any other city in Taiwan. Tainan's complex history of comebacks, redefinitions and renewals inspired its popular nickname "City of the Phoenix". For more details: http://tour.tainan.gov.tw/E/



Xitou Natural Education Area

Taichung City, a special municipality located in center-western Taiwan, backs onto mountains and is beside the sea. It is the third largest city in Taiwan. In the east there are high mountains and forests, full of wildlife and covered with lush vegetation, where high quality fruit and vegetables are grown all year round.


"Economic, cultural and international city" is the city’s motto. As the center of the communications between north and south, Taichung developed the flourishing tourism. The attractiveness of Taichung comes from its multidimensional entertainments and ecosystems. When mentioning to the souvenirs of Taichung, suncakes almost occur to people immediately. It is also a religion area with one of the most famous Mazu Temples in Taiwan, Dajia Jenn Lann Temple.

For more details: http://eng.taichung.gov.tw/





Taipei 101

Taipei city is the capital of Taiwan. Taipei was designated a provincial city after Taiwan’s retrocession in 1945. The city hall from during the Japanese Colonial Period was abolished in October the same year.

Taipei City is surrounded by mountains to the north, east and south, and by the Tamsui River to the west. As a result, it is endowed with unique natural scenery, with lush forests and winding rivers, and a variety of fascinating terrains, including volcanic mountains, foothills, terrace tablelands, coastal plains and river wetlands.

In addition to beautiful sceneries, Taipei is also a city for individuals who enjoy indulging themselves in shopping, exotic meals, and feasts of arts and culture.

Hualien situates on the isthmus on the east coast of Taiwan, with Pacific Ocean in the east and Central Mountain Range on the other side. Hualien is nicknamed "the private garden" of Taiwan. The slower development of the east has kept the diverse indigenous cultures. The Amis, Kavalan, Sakizaya, Bunun, Truku, Seediq are the main tribes in Hualien. For more details: http://tour-hualien.hl.gov.tw/en/