Asia

Taiwan

The Basics

Currency
New Taiwan Dollar
Language
Mandarin Chinese
Religions
Mixture of Buddhist and Taoist 93%
Christian 5%
Other 2%

Formerly colonized as Formosa, Taiwan, or the People’s Republic of China, has shuffled between the control of Japan and mainland China for the last century.

Over the past 50 years, this country has slowly become a democracy.

Freedom of press, economic liberties, public education, and good health care have increased as the nation has experienced economic growth and industrialization.

The vast majority of Taiwanese practice a combination of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and ancient Chinese religions.

Will you share real freedom and light in this island nation of prosperity and spiritual darkness?

Culture
Taiwanese culture is extremely communal. Social interactions stem from the belief that people should always be doing things together.

“Face” is extremely important. There are several ways to “lose face,” one the easiest being belligerent in public.

Do not touch anyone, especially a baby, on top of the head.

Public displays of affection are not acceptable.

Feet are considered very dirty. Men do not cross their legs, and sit with both feet firmly planted on the ground.

Explore
Visit the wondrous rocks of Yeliu.

Taiwan has a booming culinary scene. Be sure to visit local seafood markets and coffee shops for amazing food and drinks. One famous market located in Da’an called Tonghua Night Market is definitely worth visit.

Go shopping and learn about Taiwanese history on Dihua Street in Tapei.

Witness a paper lantern festival.

Visit the beautiful Jiufen Old Street in Tapei.

Climb on top of Mountain KeeLung, a gorgeous extinct volcano.

On the Ground

Posts from racers on the ground in Taiwan

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