Briefly introduce my country --
TAIWAN


Taiwan has a rich, colorful history. It became a protectorate of the Chinese Empirein 1206, the year the great Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan founded the Yuan dansity. The island was made a prefecture(country) of the coastal mainland provience of Fukien in 1684, and in 1885, during the Ching or Manchu dynasty(china's last reigning house), Taiwan was proclained a seperate provience of China.
Taiwan is situated in the Pacific Ocean about 160 Km from the southeasten coast of the Chinese mainland. Located about the midway between Korea and Japan to the north and Hong Kong and the Philippines to the south, Taiwan is a natural gateway for travelers to within Asia.
Taiwan is 245 miles long and 89.5 miles wide at its broadest point. Taiwan provience includes the Penghu Archi-pelago- agroup of 64 islands previously known as the Pescadores -- and 21 other islands. At the end of 1993, the population of taiwan exceeded 20 million. The population of Taipei is 2.719 million, Taichung is 0.762 million and kaohsiung is 1.405 million.




Web sites link about Taiwan...

  1. The Detail Information of Taiwan.
  2. The Chinese Festivals
  3. Travel in Taiwan
  4. Travel(2) in Taiwan.
  5. The Information division in N.Y.



Taroko Gorge Natuional park Taroko Gorge is an exceptionally beautiful, narrow ravine created by a river which has cut deep into the mountain of solid marble. A road carved into sheer walls of rock snaked its way past foresed peaks and cliffs towering thousands of feet above it, while hundreds of feet below a river roars past giganic marble boulders. Here and there, pavilions, pagodas, or temples cling to mist-clad mountainsides; elsewhere, waterfalls gush from crevices in the steep cliffs.