Sights in TaiwanEdit This
To explore a host of Taiwan sights, consider that Taiwan, also known as Formosa, is the largest island of Peoples Republic of China located to the southwest of the country. During World War II, Taiwan became a very strategic country for control of the Eastern Pacific and during that period the country saw meteoric rise in its economy. The country continued to do well during the next decades. It is one of the few developed regions in Asia as considered by IMF. This mountainous country has many natural sights as well as a host of man-made wonders. The best of the Taiwan Sights are as below.
Sun Moon Lake
Located in the center of Taiwan, Sun Moon Lake is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Taiwan. The lake is surrounded by green mountains and the water is crystal clear. The lake is so named because the eastern part of the lake is shaped like a round sun and the western part is shaped like a crescent moon. There is a beautiful small island in the middle of the lake which can only be visited by the Shao people. Others are not allowed.
There is a common saying in Taiwan that if you wish to see the real beauty of Taiwan then you must visit Alishan. You will realize the truth behind the axiom when you will reach the summit of Alishan, also known as the Ali Peak. This peak is also accessible via mountain train. The journey is dotted with numerous flying waterfalls and small and big cliffs and gorges. Once you reach the top, the cherry trees among the sea of clouds will make you feel on top of the earth.
Bamboo is the national tree of Taiwan. Taipei 101 construction was inspired by the shape of bamboo. This 508-meter-high building is one of the top five tallest buildings of the world. This is often considered as the trademark of Taiwan to the outside world and it displays suitably the developments of Taiwan.
Kenting National Park
Kenting National Park is located to the southwest of Taiwan and is one of the most scenic places in the entire Island. Unlike most of the national parks of the world, this park is not teeming with animals. This park with its varied terrain and landscape is known for the rare species of tress and vegetation and some very rare living beings.