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Taiwan is an island country. It's surrounded by water on each side. The Philippine sea to the southeast, the East China sea to the north, and the Taiwan strait to the east. It's located southeast of China. The population is 23,300,000. The land area is 13,974 sq miles. The GDP per capita is $37, 700. The official language is Mandarin.

Mt. Yushan is also known as Jade mountain (translated) or Mount Yu.It was also called Mt. Morrison by the English in the past. It's the highest mountain in Taiwan and it's also the fourth highest mountain on the island. The park in which the mountain is located is called Yushin National Perk and it's Taiwan's largest and least accessible park. The mountain's peak is 12,965 ft. above sea level. The first picture is a view of the mountain range.

The National Revolutionary's Shrine was built in 1969. It was built in Taipei and it is dedicated to the war dead of the Republic of China. The temple is built on Chingshan mountain and overlooks the Keelung river. The architecture is similar to that of Bejing's Forbidden City. The temple holds the spirit tablets of about 390,000 war casualties. Similar shrines are located all over Taiwan. The second picture is the entrance to the temple. The final picture is the main temple.

The building's here are very colorful and culture rich. The outshine those of Peru or New Guinea.

Mt. Yu

Mt. Yu



Main Temple

Main Temple

Posted by JPalmer15 11:38 Archived in Taiwan

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