Ten fun facts about Taipei


Fact 1
In 2012, Taipei was considered a global 'Alpha -' city, meaning it links major economic regions in the world's economy.

Fact 2
While Taiwan was a colony of Imperial Japan before the Republic of China took it over in 1945, Taipei has always been its capital.

Fact 3
In 2009, the city hosted the Summer Deaflympics and even the first Taipei International Flora Exposition in 2010 to 2011.


Fact 4
The Taipei 101 was ranked the 5th tallest building in the world as of 2014, and held the number one spot from 2004 until 2010.

Fact 5
The Xinsheng Road, which connects districts in Taipei, is nicknamed the "Road to Heaven" because it has a high number of temples, shrines, churches and mosques on it.

Fact 6
The shopping area and pedestrian areas of the city have often been called the 'Harajuku' of Taipei, referring to the district in Tokyo, Japan.

Fact 7
The National Palace Museum in Taipei holds the world's largest collections of artifacts in ancient China and became available on the Internet as of 2007.

Fact 8
Taipei has the highest density in Taiwan, because it holds about three million people and in the greater metropolitan area, at least seven million.

Fact 9
In Taipei is the second largest basin in Taiwan, the Taipei Basin, but it is unfortunately polluted by sewage and pollution from illegal industries.

Fact 10
In 1990, the Wild Lily student rallies helped changed the society from a one-party rule to multi-party democracy.


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