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December 31st 2012
Published: December 31st 2012EDIT THIS ENTRY

2013 is coming, that means a short holiday is approaching too. But for us, a college student, we have already been on our winter vacation. A long winter holiday, more than two month, is the best moment during my college life. So, I have prepared for my Taiwan tour for a month!

The region of Taiwan,

Northern Taiwan (Hsinchu, Hsinchu County, Keelung, New Taipei, Taipei, Taoyuan County, Yangmingshan National Park)
the capital city, main airport and technology hub of the island

Central Taiwan (Changhua County, Miaoli County, Nantou County, Sun Moon Lake and Taichung)
scenic mountains and lakes and major national parks

Eastern Taiwan (Yilan County, Hualien County, Taitung County, Taroko Gorge, Hualien, Taitung)
Hualien and Taitung are cut off from the rest of the island by the central mountains; this is a region of great natural beauty

Southern Taiwan (Kaohsiung, Tainan, Chiayi County, Pingtung County, Yunlin County)
the tropics of Taiwan with beaches and palm trees and the second largest city

Outlying Islands (Green Island, Kinmen, Matsu, Orchid Island, Penghu)
A couple of small islands are popular getaway destinations with the locals, some of them very far offshore and near Mainland China.

Two of ten famous sites in Taiwan are Alishan and Sun Moon Lake.

Alishan is not a single mountain, but a range on Taiwan's spine, averaging 2,500 meters in height and with the highest peak Datashan reaching 2,663 meters. Taiwan's highest mountain, Yushan (3,952m) is easily visible from Alishan.

Sun Moon Lake
Nestled at 760 meters, this lake is famous for its clear, sparkling blue water set against a picturesque mountain backdrop. This is the largest lake in Taiwan and a traditional spot for newlywed couples to take their honeymoon. It has also been a center of aboriginal life for thousands of years, with aboriginal people involved in its tourist industry since the 1930s.

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