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QuestionWhere is Taiwan? 
AnswerTaiwan, officially the Republic of China, is a state in East Asia. Originally based in mainland China, the Republic of China now governs the island of Taiwan, which makes up over 99% of its territory, as well as Penghu, Kinmen, Matsu, and other minor islands. Neighboring states include the People's Republic of China to the west, Japan to the east and northeast, and the Philippines to the south. Taipei City is the seat of the central government. New Taipei City, encompassing the metropolitan area surrounding Taipei proper, is the most populous city.

The island of Taiwan lies some 180 kilometres off the southeastern coast of mainland China, which lies across the Taiwan Strait, and has an area of 35,883 km2. The East China Sea lies to the north, the Philippine Sea to the east, the Bashi Channel of the Luzon Strait directly to the south, and the South China Sea to the southwest. All are arms of the Pacific Ocean. Taiwan lies on the Tropic of Cancer, and its climate is marine tropical. The northern part of the island has a rainy season that lasts from January through late March during the northeast monsoon, and experiences meiyu (plum rain, literally) in May. The entire island experiences hot, humid weather from June through September. The middle and southern parts of the island do not have an extended monsoon season during the winter months. Typhoons are common between July and October.
QuestionAre Taiwan and Thailand the same country?
AnswerTaiwan and Thailand are different countries.  You may find the location of the two countries on the Google Map.
Question10 Things Taiwan does better than anywhere else by Tina Hsiao for CNN.
Answer(CNN) -- With 23 million people crammed onto an island that covers just more than 36,000 square kilometers, Taiwan ranks among the 20 most densely populated places in the world.
Although the industrious island has built a global reputation for cheap electronics, this is one Asian tiger that offers far more than stickers on the backs of calculators.
Economically there's little it has left to prove, but Taiwanese people remain a proud and determined bunch.

Here are 10 things they do better than anyone else.

Question52 Places to Go in 2014 by Robyn Eckhardt for the New York Times.
Answer11. Taiwan
Urban and outdoor pursuits in one (reasonably) compact package.
The traveler who wants to do it all should consider Taiwan. This island, roughly the size of the Netherlands, has an easy-to-navigate public transport network that links a cosmopolitan capital with a bounty of natural and man-made wonders. Taipei, whose robust art scene recently earned its selection as the World Design Capital for 2016, will soon have more places to lay your head: In the coming months the Mandarin Oriental and a boutique hotel from the homegrown bookstore chain Eslite will join the recent arrivals Le Meridien and W. All of these should be a convenient base from which to do some sightseeing on 17 bike trails along the shores of Taipei’s many rivers and inlets or to take a foray into the city’s vibrant street food scene with a nightcap at the reservations-only bespoke bar Alchemy, which opened in 2012 to much acclaim. Four hours south by high-speed rail and bus, 70-square-mile Kenting National Park is home to wetlands, white sands, fishing villages and, starting this year, a ferry point for the deep sea fishing and diving paradise of Orchid Island. Up north in Keelung, a new National Museum of Marine Science and Technology opens this month, part of a revitalization project at Badouzi Harbor, which is linked to nearby headlands by color-coded walking routes. And it all becomes cheaper to get to later this year, with the launch of budget carriers from China Airways and TransAsia Air.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/01/10/travel/2014-places-to-go.html
Question15 Festivals to Attend before You Die by Fodor's Travel.
AnswerPingxi Lantern Festival in Taiwan.

Every year during the Chinese New Year visitors gather in the small town of Pingxi to watch the Pingxi Lantern Festival. More than 100,000 lanterns are launched into the night sky during the 3-day celebration. Visitors can buy their own lanterns from street stalls. Festival activities also include food, colorful fireworks, and sparklers.

http://www.fodors.com/news/photos/15-festivals-to-attend-before-you-die#!1-intro

QuestionTop 10 Public Toilets Worth Talking About by the Cheapflights.
AnswerChung Yo Department Store Bathrooms, Taichung City, Taiwan.

The toilets themselves may not be the main draw of these 15 elaborate themed bathrooms at the upscale Chung Yo department store in Taiwan. We’re talking a Coca-Cola bathroom, a “Wizard of Oz” bathroom, a secret garden-themed restroom and a “Finding Nemo” loo. But the bathroom that really gets people talking is a men’s room that is much more than just a place to pee. This bar-bathroom combo (yep, you read that right) features refrigerators stocked with Heineken for those who’d like to take a leak and a swig of beer at the same time. Cheers!

http://www.cheapflights.co.uk/news/cool-loos-you-can-use-top-10-public-toilets-worth-talking-about/
QuestionBest Winter Trips 2013 by the National Geographic.
AnswerWestern Taiwan by Train

Hop a high-speed (186 miles an hour) bullet train in Taipei to zip across western Taiwan’s valleys, plains, and Central Mountain Range foothills. The Taiwan High Speed Rail western route winds through 48 tunnels and over 152 miles of elevated rail from Taipei south to Kaohsiung. The southernmost rail stop serves as the gateway to tropical Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area, Kenting National Park, and Maolin National Scenic Area, home to four indigenous groups—the Rukai, Paiwan, Bunun, and Tsou. A roundtrip western bullet train loop from Taipei and back is an easy day trip, getting travelers back in time to sample crispy salt and pepper chicken or mini soup dumplings at the city’s famous night markets. For a longer train tour, stay overnight at urban station stops like Banciao, Taoyuan, Hsinchu, Taichung, Chiayi, and Tainan. From February 23 to March 10, the neighborhood surrounding the Hsinchu High Speed Rail Station hosts the 2013 Taiwan Lantern Festival, pictured here. During each night of the festival, thousands of soaring and animated lanterns illuminate the night skies of northern Taiwan’s oldest city.

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/best-trips-winter-2013/#/taiwan-latern-festival_60490_600x450.jpg
QuestionQS Best Student Cities 2013-2014.
Answer28 Taipei.

http://www.topuniversities.com/city-rankings/2013
QuestionThe Global Competitiveness Report 2013 - 2014.
Answer12 (out of 148) Taiwan.

http://www.weforum.org/reports/global-competitiveness-report-2013-2014
QuestionGlobal Top 20 Destination Cities by International Visitors (2012) by MasterCard.
Answer20 Taipei.

http://newsroom.mastercard.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/MasterCard_Global_Destination_Cities_Index_2012.pdf
Question15+ Of The World’s Most Magical Streets Shaded By Flowers And Trees 
AnswerTW has a beautiful flowers/trees street ranked at 11 in Bored Panda.

http://www.boredpanda.com/tree-flower-shaded-streets/#post10

Question  Finding life in characters : ‘SAO PLUS’ fuses Chinese calligraphy, jazz and contemporary dance
Answer 
www.taipeitimes.com/News/feat/archives/2015/03/06/2003612867

Question Taipei, Taichung among top 100 cities in quality of living rankings
Answer http://focustaiwan.tw/news/afav/201503050012.aspx


Question You Won’t Believe Where the World’s Best Whiskey Comes From...Taiwan
AnswerThe spirit is produced at the King Car distillery in northeastern Taiwan’s Yilan County, where the whiskey is aged in American oak barrels that once stored white and red wines.

The distillery, which went operational just a decade ago, has been racking up a plethora of awards in recent years and getting nods from some of the world’s top single-malt connoisseurs. In 2012, the acclaimed guide Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible named Kavalan’s Solist Fino Sherry Cask malt the “new whisky of the year.”

 

 

http://time.com/3753768/world-best-whisky-taiwan-kavalan-world-whiskies-awards/#3753768/world-best-whisky-taiwan-kavalan-world-whiskies-awards/






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