Legend has it that Portuguese sailors named the island of Taiwan “Ilha Formosa,” or “Beautiful Island.” While Taiwan may not be big — the island has an area of 35,808 square kilometers — it is full of beauty and wonder worth exploring for a lifetime.
Come for Taiwan’s great food, and stay for its friendly people and ecological wonders. Taiwan is home to the tallest peak in Southeast Asia and one of the tallest buildings in the world. It is also home to 23 million people, including expats from all over the world.
As one of the “Four Asian Tigers” that experienced great economic growth, Taiwan’s rapid modernization means visitors can take advantage of its convenient public transportation and a high standard of living. Taiwan’s open society and proximity to other parts of Asia makes it an ideal gateway to the continent.
The locals affectionately refer to their island home as “Treasure Island.” Indeed, Taiwan is a gem of many facets. Come experience the many sides of Taiwan.