For the month of August, we bring you 185 kilometers from the Southeast coast of mainland China to the magical getaway that is Taiwan.
Taiwan is famous for playing a historical part in Republic of China, as the Island once served as the last refuge for the government when the communists took over the mainland and proclaimed it as the People’s Republic of China. Under the rule of Chiang Kai-shek and the Koumintang, both nationalist and communist parties claim that the island is a province of China and seek its reunification with the mainland. With its historical landmarks and lush landscapes to boast, it is only apt that Portuguese called it Formosa (Taiwan’s former name), which means beautiful.
We start our Taiwan adventure in capital city Taipei and head to the main railway station that houses almost all modes of public transportation to bring tourists and locals alike to the different attractions this Chinese province offers.
First of the many are the memorial halls of Sun Yat Sen and Chiang kai Shek. The former was built in memory of Dr. Sun Yat Sen, National Father of the Republic of China, while the latter in honor of Chiang Kai-shek, former President of the Republic of China.
See the historical and important collections of Chinese arts in the National Palace Museum, which serves as part of the Palace Museum for Beijing’s Forbidden City. Then, marvel at the attractions and sceneries offered by Nantou, located at the heart of the island.
Don’t miss the chance to witness a world-class performance in the National Theater and Concert Hall. The twin structure was completed in 1987 and was first of the many modern performing venues established in Asia. Spend the rest of the night viewing the metropolitan’s Taipei 101 as it dominates and illuminates the city.
So there you have it! Celebrate the glamor of daily life as you travel and unravel the charm of Taiwan—a paradise unseen by many and that surpasses beyond the call of elegance and grace.