About Taiwan (Formosa - "Beautiful Island")

Taiwan is a democratic republic in Asia, with a government dating back to 1912 and now  governing the islands of Taiwan, Penghu, Jinmen, Mazu, Dongsha, Zhongsha and Nansha.

Taiwan's total land area is about 36,000 square kilometers (14,400 square miles). It is shaped like a leaf and has narrow ends. It is located on the southeastern coast of the Asian continent, across the Taiwan Strait from China - an island on the western edge of the Pacific Ocean. The north is Japan, and the north is Japan. To the south is the Philippines. Many airlines fly to Taiwan, making it an ideal destination for travel.

Taiwan Religion

Taiwan's religious beliefs are extremely diverse, With Buddhist, Taoist, Christian, Mormon, a sanctuary island, a unified church, Catholicism, Islam, Orthodox, Jewish and Hindu customs, as well as local denominations such as  Yiguandao. The country not only respects traditional beliefs, but also opens up to other types of religious ideas.

In Taiwan, most traditional religions are Buddhism, Taoism and folk religion. With the exception of a few purely Buddhist temples, most of the island's traditional religious sites blend these three traditions.

Taiwan Culture

Taiwan's history dates back at least 7,000 years. Between 7,000 and 400 years ago, the ancestors of the island's indigenous people, the South Island people, came to small groups and became taiwan's first inhabitants. In the 16th century, during the discovery era, Western sailors arrived in the Far East to establish colonies and trade.

As Taiwan was located at the intersection of East Asia and the sea and was the confluence of the waters of Northeast Asia with the waters of the southeast, it became the focus of attention of the Western powers that were operating in the waters of East Asia at that time.

Taiwan Mountain

Taiwan is rich in mountains. Taiwan's 200 peaks are more than 3,000 meters high, making the island geographically unique. Mountain climbing is the most popular leisure activity in Taiwan because mountains can be found anywhere. You can choose to hike on the outskirts of the city, or take on the challenge of walking along many streams and valleys, tracing back to rivers or crossing one of the many mountains throughout the mountains. In any case, the lush landscape will be an eye-opener and you won't be convinced by the mountain scenery of Taiwan for a long time.


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