Situated to the southeast of Mainland China, Taiwan is a long and narrow island comprising 36,000 square kilometers of land inhabited by 23 million and three hundred two thousand people. With her spectacular landscape and abundant natural resources, Taiwan earned its nickname Formosa, meaning a beautiful island.
Taiwan is noted for her pleasant climate and abundant produces. Comprising tropical, subtropical, and temperate ecosystems, Taiwan has a magnificent terrain made up of valleys, lakes, and offshore islands. Taiwan’s countless ethnic groups contribute to her versatile cultures and colorful religious festivals. Unique local features, history, and culture put together an exceptional Taiwan highlighted by harmony and prosperity year after year.
Over the past centuries, Chinese chefs have created many, many cuisines based on the diversified cultures observed by Chinese around the world. The cuisines attract visitors from all over the world. Thus, Taiwan has earned the title Gourmet Kingdom for herself.