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About Taipei

Taipei is Taiwan's largest city as well as its economic, political, finance, commerce and cultural center. It is a modern cosmopolitan metropolis with sleek glass and steel architecture, advanced transportation system, and vast, lively scene of shopping malls, arts venues, hotels, restaurants and night spots.

Taipei is also a city blended with modernity and tradition. It has skyscrapers, wide boulevards, and the Taipei 101, yet the city also has traditional architectures such as the Grand Hotel, the Chiang Kai-shek and Sun Yat-sen Memorial halls, Longshan Temple, the Confucius Temple, and the National Palace Museum. Contemporary and traditional cultural and art activities thrive and color daily life in Taipei, where concerts, festivals and other events are celebrated in full splendor throughout the year. Tradition Chinese-style food as well as foreign cuisine all over the world make Taipei City a veritable paradise for gourmands. For nature lovers, Taipei is a place to appreciate the abundance of nearby mountains, greenery, urban parks and waterfronts. No matter what you enjoy—whether bustling cityscapes, culture, gourmet, or scenic natural areas—Taipei and its environs offer something for everyone.

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