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Taiwan-flag Ilha Formosa "“ ‘Beautiful Island’, is what the Portuguese sailors called Taiwan. Taiwan’s status as a country is contested by its more powerful mainland neighbor, however there is no doubt that Taiwan is a destination sought out by travelers looking for something a little different to the usual Asian experience. The island’s original inhabitants are believed to be the forefathers of all Pacific Islanders and having been colonized and administered by the Dutch, Portuguese, Japanese, Britain and China, the diversity of tradition and culture can still be felt throughout the island nation.

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The Cuisines of Taiwan

Taiwan is home to a multitude of culinary styles that developed when refugees from all over China migrated to Taiwan. The capital city of Taiwan, Taipei offers the widest variety of Chinese cuisines. Restaurants serve Beijing, Cantonese, Sichuan, Shanghainese, Hakka,...

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Taiwan Tourism Fact Sheet

A little knowledge goes a long way. If you are considering Taiwan for your next holiday, reading the following is a must. -editor- Location Taiwan is a convenient gateway to Asia positioned midway between Japan (3 hours) and Korea (2 ½ hours) to the north and Hong...

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Taiwan’s Festivals for 2006

Throughout the year, the Asian island nation of Taiwan plays host to a number of exciting festivals and events paying testament to the island's rich and diverse culture. A fusion of Chinese, Fujianese, Hakka, Cantonese and various aboriginal cultures, Taiwan has...

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Taiwan’s National Palace turns 80

Taipei, Taiwan, September 26, 2005 "“ Taiwan's National Palace Museum "“ home to the world's most extensive collection of Chinese art spanning 8,000 years "“ is celebrating its 80th birthday with a massive $21.4 million renovation. Phase one...

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Taiwan, R.O.C. Info

Taiwan-flag Ilha Formosa "“ ‘Beautiful Island’, is what the Portuguese sailors called Taiwan. Taiwan’s status as a country is contested by its more powerful mainland neighbor, however there is no doubt that Taiwan is a destination sought out by travelers looking for something a little different to the usual Asian experience. The island’s original inhabitants are believed to be the forefathers of all Pacific Islanders and having been colonized and administered by the Dutch, Portuguese, Japanese, Britain and China, the diversity of tradition and culture can still be felt throughout the island nation.

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