Taiwan is modern, artistic, green, high-quality: Global Traveler
By Shin-Han Kwan, The China PostTAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taipei 101 was featured on the July cover of U.S. travel magazine “Global Traveler,” which introduces Taiwan's capital as an environmentally friendly city.
August 14, 2013, 12:00 am TWN
The story describes the country as “working hard to establish a more distinct modern identity among its powerful neighbors.”
Taipei Becomes Greener, More Creative
In the magazine, writer Ruth Williams details the development of Taipei from its early history of heavy industry to becoming a home of world-renowned high-tech firms and finally into a green city equipped with eco-friendly transportation, such as the YouBike system.
While improving living quality, cities in Taiwan also focus on the IT industry, Williams noted. Historical buildings such as those in the Huashan (華山) and Songshan (松山) creative parks that are left over from industrial times have been redesigned and are no being used for art exhibitions and live performances, the magazine said.
Attractive Night Markets
The article also praises the richness of local cultures, citing the sprawling, priceless collection of the National Palace Museum. In addition, the most definitive symbol of Taiwanese popular culture — night markets — is also not to be missed.
Diverse food selections from local, Chinese and exotic cuisines makes a trip to a night market a wonderful “food safari,” Williams writes.
Global Traveler, a well-known U.S. travel magazine, set Taipei 101 as its cover photo in July, praising Taipei as a capital full of creativity and diverse cultures.