Taiwan is relatively a small island nation. Located southeast of the coast of mainland China, its eastern shore borders the Pacific Ocean. The island is home to a lush forestland with a topography that includes picturesque rice fields set against mountains and stretches of pleasant yet isolated beaches.
It was in 1949 that Taiwan split from mainland China during the period when the Communist took over and the People’s Republic of China was formed. This was along the same time when leader Chiang Kai-shek moved his government to Taipan. It was since then that Taiwan has remained a self-governing and independent nation.
Taiwan may not be the ideal dreamy beach destination for many, but it sure has several popular things to do from enjoying a lively, high-tech vacation at Taipei and making visits to its colorful street markets. You can opt for pre-booked tours to historic temples and museums or stay in mountain resorts from where you can enjoy popular hiking trails, relax at the tropical beaches or drive through the dense national forestland.