Yet side-by-side stand beautiful and opulent Taoist, Buddhist and Confusion temples, each containing magnificent works of art, and gilded statues. The biggest collection of Chinese art on earth can be found at the National Palace Museum in the city.
Taiwan has also been blessed with considerable natural beauty. The Toroko Gorge is one of the most impressive natural wonders of Asia.
Amongst the tropical forests, marbled arches rise into the sky. The movement of tectonic plates and the river, which over time has driven itself six hundred meters into the gorge, have caused these impressive cliffs and columns. The island coastline has some lovely beaches with extraordinary rock and shoreline landscapes that host colorful fishing villages and bustling fish markets.