Formosa, or Beautiful Island, is what the Portuguese called Taiwan when they came here in the 16th century and saw the magnificent east coast of Taiwan. Geographically, Taiwan is situated at the point where the Asian continental shelf meets the vast Pacific Ocean, providing it with an unparalleled ecological diversity.
There are various ways to discover the beauty of Taiwan. The top 1 must-see attraction is the National Palace Museum. The National Palace Museum is one of the five top museums in the world. It houses the world's largest collection of priceless Chinese art treasures. You can also see the cloud-piercing Taipei 101 building from every corner in Taipei which is Taiwan’s largest city as well as its economic, political, and cultural center. Standing tall at 508 meters, Taipei 101 was completed in 2004 and was the tallest building in the world at that time. Other great things to do include trekking in the magnificence of the cliffs at Taroko Gorge; hiking up to the summit of Northeast Asia's highest peak, Yushan or Jade Mountain. You can also soak up the sun in Kenting, enjoying azure seas and magnificent coral reefs; or stand at the edge of Sun Moon Lake. Taiwan is a place for you to discover and be amazed.
WCMNM 2017 will be held at Kaohsiung. Kaohsiung can be reached after a one and a half hour journey on the high speed train from Taipei. Located in the southern part of Taiwan, the city of Kaohsiung is Taiwan's second-largest city, and the island’s largest harbor. This city is also a gateway to the Asia's version of Hawaii, Kenting. Back to the city, most of what you want to see in Kaohsiung are within walking distance from a Kaohsiung Mass Rapid Transit (KMRT) station: the harbour and Love River area; Siziwan or the Sizih Bay, known for its beautiful sunset and natural reefs; the Formosa Boulevard Station, the most beautiful metro station in Taiwan; the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts; and Cijin Island.