at the center of the Taipei Basin of the Taiwan Province and to the
right bank of Danshui River, is the political, economic, cultural
and educational center of the province and Taiwan's biggest city as
well. As early as four to five hundred years ago, it was a marshland
covered with thick forests.
In Taipei. After the Dutch colonialists were driven away by Zheng
Cheng Gong, the policy of "Stationing Troops Among the Farmers" was
implemented by dispatching troops to this area for reclamation of
this vast marshland. In 1708 A.D. (the 47th year of Qing Emperor
Kang Xi's reign), migrants from Fujian Province came to this place
and set up villages. After 15 years, urban environment came into
In 1875 (the 1st year of the reign of Emperor Guang Xi of the
Qing Dynastery), imperial commissioner Shen Bao Zheng made Taipei
the government seat in order to place the whole Taiwan
administration under control. Thus the name of Taipei has come to
being ever since.
Taipei City is the center of tourism in the northern part of
Taiwan Province. Apart from the Yang Ming Mountain and Peitou
Picturesque Scenic Spot, the Taipei Park is the biggest and the
earliest ever built with a Total area of 89 thousand square meters
and the biggest wood-fenced zoo in scale in the province.
There are many other places of historic interest and scenic
beauty in Taipei, such as the Taipei City Gate, the Long Shan Temple, Bao An
Palace and Confucian Temple, just to enumerate a few.
Taipei has many special local products and specialties, typical
of its kind, ranging from Sheng Da Zhuang Chinese brush, Shilin
pocket knives, moulding picture, artistic pottery and porcelain down
to stuffed dumblings made of glutinous rice flour served in soup,
all of which attract the appreciation, buying and tasting of
Travel to Taipei can also enjoy the key Taipei Tourist
Spots and visit points such
the Taiwan Palace Museum and the Yangmingshan scenic