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Learn all about Taiwan, the Republic of China


Some 23 million people call Taiwan home. From Taiwan basics like the flag, national anthem, currency and map to the history of Taiwan, annual holidays, Taiwan tourist destinations and study abroad opportunities in Taiwan, learn all about Formosa, a beautiful island 100 miles off the coast of China.

Taiwan Basics

Taipei 101
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In order to learn about Taiwan, first get familiar with the basics.

Taiwan History

Chiang Kai-shek
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Taiwan: Major Players

Sun Yat-sen
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There are some major players who have played an integral part in the history of Taiwan.

Taiwan: Travel and Study Programs in Taiwan

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Taiwan is a popular vacation destination

Taipei Attractions:

Taiwan Attractions:

Study in Taiwan: Study Abroad Opportunities in Taiwan

Holidays in Taiwan

Chinese New Year: Lantern Festival
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Taiwan celebrates many of the same holidays that China, Hong Kong and Macau do, such as the Mid-Autumn Festival, Chinese New Year, and the Hungry Ghost Festival, but there are other holidays celebrated in Taiwan. Learn about the holidays in Taiwan.
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