The history of Taipei City can be traced back to 1884. Over the years, it has been at the center of much of the modern history of Taiwan, and has become a physical embodiment of the cultural heritage shared by the Taiwanese people. Today, it is the most internationally-recognized metropolis of Taiwan. It is home to more heritage sites, museums and ethnic groups than any other city in Taiwan. In Taipei, you can find century-old neighborhoods next to up-market new urban development areas. In this unique atmosphere of several very different eras, visitors are free to feast on Taipei’s culinary diversity while marvel at its architectural wonders.
Taipei City Government: http://english.gov.taipei/
New Taipei City
The New Taipei City area combines the modern conveniences of fast-paced urban living with an abundance of nature. The city is surrounded by numerous mountains and several major rivers: the Tamsui, Keelung, Dahan and Xindian rivers. Starting the journey from downtown, visitors can easily take a day trip to enjoy scenic riverbanks full of ripe green vegetation, or visit tranquil hillside towns. Cycling is another great healthy way to appreciate the views while leaving a low-carbon footprint. New Taipei City is exceptionally cyclist-friendly. The city has numerous bike rental stations and an extensive network of scenic bikeways. Riverside bikeways pass through urban areas along riverbanks with cityscape views. The North Coast cycling route brings one up close to the sea, with the mountains on one side and the beauty of the Pacific Ocean on the other. There are also several mountain routes for a more challenging ride. These routes lead to tea growing areas, old mining towns and other scenic getaways.
New Taipei City Government: http://foreigner.ntpc.gov.tw/
Taoyuan, at the edge of the Greater Taipei Region, has undergone some structural and life-style changes within its society. Due to trade prosperity in recent years and the proliferation of job opportunities, Taoyuan has developed into a major economic district in Northern Taiwan. The population has been increasing ever since. Large number of passengers and freight transport has made Taoyuan International Airport the most important gateway of Taiwan to the outside world. Taoyuan also offers major sea routes for Southeast and Northeast sea transportation. Taoyuan has transformed from an agricultural based city into an economic metropolitan city.
Taoyuan Government: http://www.tycg.gov.tw/eng/index.jsp
Taichung can compete with anywhere else in Taiwan in terms of history and culture. Since ancient times Taichung has been an important cultural and economic center in central Taiwan, and over the years the surrounding lands have seen its fortunes rise and fall, only to rise again.
The historic sites and buildings that are left today tell us how the people of the past lived. These cultural relics and old buildings accumulated over time have a deep cultural significance and are truly fascinating. Taichung has the appearance of a modern city, yet within it are preserved cultural sites that retain the flavor of the past.
Taichung City Government: http://eng.taichung.gov.tw/mp.aspx?mp=49
Dubbed “Taiwan’s Oldest City” and famous for its long history and abundant culture, Tainan boasts many historic architecture, heritage sites, temples, local festivals, humanities, natural ecosystems, specialty agricultural industries, delicacies and gourmet snacks, shopping districts, etc. which are all incredible for sightseeing. Welcome to Tainan! Let’s all dream, strive, love, get married and live in a carefree manner here!
Tainan City Government: https://goo.gl/7AZpNb
Kaohsiung is a beautiful and modern metropolis located in southern Taiwan, as well as the second largest city of this island. Looking down from an airplane, one will see the abundant landscapes of Kaohsiung: the lush Chai Mountain and Banping Mountain, the clear and serene Lotus Pond, and Love River flowing across the city. This subtropical city boasts brilliant sunshine and gentle breeze from the passionate sea. Sitting between Cijin Island and downtown, the Port of Kaohsiung is a world-class port in Taiwan as well as a hub for international trade. The ceaseless ships and containers from around the world represent the energy and vitality of the business in Kaohsiung. Kaohsiung, a city of glamour, not only has unique features of mountains, seas, rivers, and ports, but also possesses a rich culture and beautiful cityscape. The city sincerely welcomes your visit.
Kaohsiung City Government: http://www.kcg.gov.tw/EN/Default.aspx