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About Taiwan

Taiwan is a sovereign state in East Asia. Taipei is the capital.  The 19th-largest economy in the world. Taiwan is ranked highly in terms of freedom of the press, health care, public education, economic freedom, and human development.

The quick industrialization and rapid growth of Taiwan during the latter half of the 20th century has been called the "Taiwan Miracle". Taiwan is one of the "Four Asian Tigers" alongside Hong Kong, South Korea and Singapore. Today Taiwan has a dynamic, capitalist, export-driven economy with gradually decreasing state involvement in investment and foreign trade.

Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall

Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall  is a Taiwanese national monument, landmark and tourist attraction erected in memory of Chiang Kai-shek.

The monument, surrounded by a park, stands at the east end of Memorial Hall Square. The Memorial Hall is white with four sides.

The roof is blue and octagonal, a shape that picks up the symbolism of the number eight, a number traditionally associated in Asia with abundance and good fortune.

The square became Taipei's site of choice for mass gatherings as soon as it opened. The nature of many of those gatherings gave the site new public meanings. The structure is framed on the north and south by the National Theater and National Concert Hall.

Temple of Confucius

Temple of Confucius is a temple devoted to the memory of Confucius. The largest and oldest Temple of Confucius is found in Confucius' hometown, present-day Qufu in Shandong Province.

In addition to Confucian temples associated with the state cult of Confucius, there were also ancestral temples belonging to the Kong lineage, buildings commemorating Confucius's deeds throughout China, and private temples within academies.

The state cult of Confucius centred upon offering sacrifices to Confucius's spirit in the Confucian temple. It was established in 479 BC, one year after Confucius's death, at the order of the Duke Ai of the State of Lu, who commanded that the Confucian residence should be used to worship and offer sacrifice to Confucius.

Taipei

Taipei  is the capital city and a special municipality of Taiwan. The term "Taipei" can be either referred to the whole metropolitan area or city proper itself.

Taipei is the political, economic, and cultural center of Taiwan. The city is served by two airports – Taipei Songshan and Taiwan Taoyuan.

Taipei is home to various world-famous architectural or cultural landmarks which include Taipei 101, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Dalongdong Baoan Temple, Hsing Tian Kong.

Tourism is a major part of Taipei's economy. Taipei 101 is a 101-floor landmark skyscraper that claimed the title of world's tallest building when it opened in 2004, a title it held for six years before relinquishing it to the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall is a famous monument, landmark and tourist attraction that was erected in memory of General Chiang Kai-shek, former President of the Republic of China.


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