Taipei — capital of Taiwan, one of the most densely populated cities in the world, noisy and enchanting. He’s pretty young, but lovers of exotic architecture can admire here exquisite temples in classic Chinese style and the national Museum of Taipei holds a treasure of Chinese culture, taken from the Forbidden city in Beijing, where they gathered for many centuries. The symbol of the dynamically developing Taipei became the world’s tallest skyscraper – the famous Taipei 101. Thanks to the numerous parks in the capital of Taiwan abounds in greenery, the city is surrounded by picturesque mountains, there are excellent beaches and picnic areas. And the special flavor of the city give a colourful festival with fireworks, processions, music and dance performances.
National Palace Museum – the main attraction of Taipei. Collected here are 720 thousand items of Chinese art. Most of the exhibits of the Museum were evacuated in 1949 from the Forbidden city (the Imperial residence) in Beijing. Now this is the largest collection of Chinese art in the world. There is a Museum in the district of Shilin, the slope of the mountain.
Longanisa (“dragon mountain Temple”) – it was built in 1738 in honor of the sea goddess matsu and the bodhisattva of mercy, Guanyin. The temple is decorated with beautiful stone sculptures, wood carving and bronze casting. Ceiling of the main hall holding up to 12 columns. Columns entwined dragons carved from solid stone.
National Park Yangmingshan is a picturesque place in the suburbs of Taipei. The name was given to Chiang Kai-shek in honor of his favorite philosopher Wang Yangming. Yangmingshan includes volcanic mountains, Yangmingshan and the nature reserve of Brass. Here are hot springs, the most popular of them Macao, which is located at an altitude of 600 meters, making it cool even in hot summer days.