Taichung, Taiwan

The Central Mountain Range was formed by the same tectonic movement that formed Taiwan four million years ago.

The buildings of Taichung reflect both its Chinese and Japanese colonial heritage.

Taichung was officially designated as a city by the Japanese in 1920.

Taichung means “the middle of Taiwan” and refers to the city’s central location on the island’s west coast.

Yushan (Jade) Mountain is the tallest mountain in Northeast Asia – at 3,952 metres it is taller than Mt. Fuji in Japan.

Taichung Harbour is now the second largest port in Taiwan after Kaohsiung.

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