Travel

Chalmers International Taiwan Office’s location on the beatuful island of Taiwan that lies close to China, Japan and the Philippines and not far away from Malaysia and Thailand makes it easy for the Asiastaff to travel. Apart from going on study tours for Chalmers International Taiwan Office we also go traveling during our free time. This page aims to inform you about our trips but first we would like to introduce you to Taiwan.

Tawian is an island situated on the coast of China with the Pacific Ocean on one side and the Formosa Straight on the other. The island is not bigger than Smaland and Skane of Sweden combined, but still, more than 22 million live on the island.

The capital of Taiwan is Taipei which is a metropolis that hosts the tallest building in the world, Taipei 101. Outside Taipei, at the National Palace Museum display thousands of antique Chinese artifacts that where brought to Taiwan by the Chinese Koumintang party in year 1949. That year, Chiang Kai-Shek, the leader of the Koumintang party was defeated by the Chinese communist party and Chiang Kai-Shek and some nationalist supporters fled to Taiwan. They declared themselves to be the rightful rulers of mainland China which created a conflict between China and Taiwan which is yet not solved.

The conflict between these two economies is not something that disturbs the everyday life in Taiwan. Even though Taiwan is highly populated there are many beautiful types of scenery to be seen. The Taroko gorge is a fascinating nature reserve with steep mountains of pure marble blocks and small clear rivers that find their way through the many gorges of this reserve. In the south of Taiwan you will find Kenting which can be compared to Hawaii with beautiful, long beaches and palm trees. There are good opportunities for surfing and windsurfing in this part of Taiwan. This is just a few out of many examples of sites to visit in Taiwan.

If you are planning a trip to Taiwan do not hesitate to contact us with further questions! Go to asiaContacts to get our contact information.

Read our latest travel stories here:

South Korea Fall 2012
Nanjing and Beijing Spring 2012
Guangzhou and Shanghai Spring 2012
Hong Kong and Shanghai Spring 2012
Tokyo, Fall 2011
Shanghai, Chengdu and Chongqing Spring 2011
Beijing Spring 2011
Hong Kong and Beijing Spring 2011
Malaysia Spring 2011
Shanghai Fall 2010
Travel Story Singapore fall 2010
Travel Story Korea Fall 2010
Shanghai and Chongqing, China April 2010
Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Beijing, China May 2010
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia November 2009
Hanoi, Vietnam November 2009
Tokyo-Yokohama, Japan November 2009

Address: National Chiao Tung University, 1001 Ta-Hsueh Rd., Hsinchu, Taiwan 30010, R.O.C. Email: cito(a)chalmers.se