Hip Guide to Taiwan
Taiwan is an island nation once known as Formosa. It is off the coast of mainland China, which does not recognize its independence. Since WWII Taiwan has developed a large industrial base, and is one of the Four Asian Tigers. Most of the population is in the west of the island on a plain. The rest of Taiwan is ruggedly mountainous. Taiwan has suffered many catastrophic cyclones and earthquakes in the past, but has become a very modern prosperous society. Known as the Republic of China, don’t confuse it with the People’s Republic of China to the north.Whether you come for a quick visit or extended tour, you will find a wealth of information about destinations here. The Hip Guide to Taiwan offers the highlights of the country, and contains many tips for making your stay here more rewarding.The Hip Guide to Taiwan is your source for hotel reservations, tourist information, events, reviews, shopping and much more. Don’t forget to visit our Taiwan Photo Gallery! Bookmark this site, and visit whenever you need to find out what’s happening in Taiwan.THIS SITE IS INTERACTIVE! You can participate by adding your own reviews, comments, stories or event listings. Don’t forget to tell your friends about us!