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In the central part of western China, lies the city of Taichung. It is located between Taichung and the capital of the country. Most of the citizens are Chinese. The name of the city is translated as "Central Hawaiian. The urban area includes eight districts.

The founders of Taichung are Chinese who moved to the island from the mainland. The first structures of the future Taichung were laid in 1721. Its first name was Òà Äóín (Big Nora). The only thing that remains of the old village is the elevation of the Sunyu-tsetsen Park. The city received its present name in the 19th century.

The ancient city has many attractions that have been preserved to this day. There are Buddhist shrines, memorials, and memorials to famous people of Taiwan. Equally unique is the natural landscape surrounding Taichung.

The modern city is home to a number of industrial sectors, such as machinery, light industry, electricity and high-tech manufacturing. Tourism plays an important role in the citys economy.

The most famous icon of Taichung is the pavilion that rises in the middle of the lake in Chungning Park. It was erected in 1908 in connection with the completion of the railway construction. In addition to Buddhist buildings, other religions temples adorn the city. The first Confessional church was built in 1974. The complex, in addition to its prayer rooms, has a house for recreation, solitary reflection, and for the study of religion. In 1988, the Museum of Fine Arts was opened. The institution has a huge collection of exhibits, numbering more than 10,000. The collection includes works from various periods, particularly from the time of the Qing and Ming dynasties. The Museum of Natural Sciences has more visitors than the Imperial Palace Museum and the Taipei Zoo. Many of the exhibits are devoted to anthropology and geology.

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  • Air quality: 121 US AQI Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups. Members of sensitive groups may experience health effects. The general public is less likely to be affected.
  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 2,800,000 people
  • Population density: euro euro not busy: 16x16m 256m per person
  • GDP: $24,577 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 115V60Hz
  • Internet: 21 Mbps
  • Best wireless: ChungHwa Telecom
  • Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners
  • Tipping: Except for bellhops and service personnel in International Hotels, tipping in Taiwan is generally not expected. For restaurants (especially in large hotels), if there is a tip to be taken, they will just add 10-15% to your check.
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best taxi: Uber
  • Best coworking space: Happen
  • Online electronics shop: PCHome
  • Best hospital: Changua Christian Hospital
  • Best short-haul air carrier: EVA
  • Best intl air carrier: Air Asia
  • Monthly costs for expat: $1100
  • Monthly costs for family: $1800
  • Monthly costs for local: $550
  • Meal: $3
  • Small Cola: $0.5
  • Beer 1 Pint: $1.8
  • Coffee: $1.8

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