Northern Taiwan is a land of great contrasts, from high mountain peaks to white sandy beaches, with stunning waterfalls, hot springs and old gold mining towns along the way.
Southern Taiwan is truly tropical, with warm balmy weather tempered by sea breezes, as well as fantastic beaches, and fruit and sugar cane plantations. Despite the presence of Taiwan's bustling second city of Kaohsiung this is still a place of great tradition and custom, with many of the island's finest temples.
Eastern Taiwan is the wildest and least populated area of the island, with dense forests lining a rugged, rocky coastline of crashing surf and plunging cliffs, while white water rivers carve their way inland through spectacular gorges.
The West is home to the highest, most dramatic landscapes in Taiwan, excellent hiking country among the bamboo forests, waterfalls and peaks of Alishan and Tungpu. Above all of this is mighty Mt Yushan- a challenging summit for experienced mountaineers.
The island chains and archipelagoes surrounding Taiwan are diverse world unto themselves, each one with its own unique attractions. From extinct volcanoes and lush rainforest to historical battlegrounds and preserves of southern Chinese culture, each island is a world apart from mainland Taiwan.
Taipei is the heart of Taiwan, a lively metropolis that has grown from an isolated river valley into one of Asia's most vibrant cities.
This sprawling city is Taiwan's most populous area, with well over 2.9 million people calling the city home. Taipei is a business hub and a thriving economic powerhouse that has driven the Nation.
But this is also the cultural heart of the island. Far from being a soul-less place of concrete and steel, Taipei also values its past and the traditions that built this city.
Alongside its skyscrapers and highways, you will still find places of peace and contemplation, temples, shrines and museums dedicated to preserving the unique history of the country.
But Taipei is also a place for enjoyment, where hard working residents also find time to work hard at having fun. With an endless choice of restaurants serving a whole world of cuisine, including a showcase of the best that China has to offer, nightclubs, live music, theatre and much more- Taipei is a city with something for everyone.