|Taiwan was called Ilha Formosa
which means Beautiful Island by the Portuguese when they landed there in
1544. Taiwan may be small in geographical size but there is a wide range
of things to do and see while vacationing there. In this article you will
discover some of the top places to visit in Taiwan.
Taipei: The Cosmopolitan
Capital of Taiwan
Taiwan's capital, Taipei,
is a "must stop" destination for all who travel there. Long ago, the "Taipei
Basin" was inhabited by an Aboriginal tribe called the Ketagelan. Later,
Taipei became an important port for the trading of tea under the occupation
of the Han Chinese. Finally, the city became the island's capital.
No one can visit the Taiwan's
capital without a visit to Taipei 101. According to the Council on Tall
Buildings and Urban Habitat, Taipei 101 is the world's tallest skyscraper.
The building has a total of 106 floors, five being underground and 101
above ground. Thus, the name Taipei 101.