Introduction to Taiwan
          Taiwan is a medium-sized archipelago in East Asian. It is located off the southeastern coast of China, at the western edge of the Pacific Ocean, between Japan and the Philippines. The Central Mountain Range divides the east and west coasts and stretches from north to south. A wonderful variety of geo-graphical contrasts exist: mountains, hills, plateaus, plains, basins, and coastline, all in which a diversity of unique flora and fauna thrive. Taipei is the capital of Taiwan. Fig. 1 shows basic information of Taiwan. Taiwan was first known to the West as Ilha Formosa or Beautiful Island. Table 1 shows the travel time by flight from some important Asia cities to Taipei. 

Fig. 1 Taiwan geographical location.

 

Table 1 Travel time from some important Asia countries to Taipei.

No.

City

Travel Time (hour:min) by flight

1

Singapore

4:15

 

Tokyo, Japan

3:30

2

Seoul, Korea

2:30

3

Hong Kong

1:40

4

Shanghai, China

1:20

 

          Taiwan has many tourist attractions such as (1) Taipei 101:  The world’s tallest certified building; (2) Yushan National Park: the highest mountain in Northeast Asia (Yushan means Mt. Jade); (3) National Palace Museum: one of the five top museums in the world; (4) Taroko National Park: the world-class natural landscapes. We also have some of the friendliest people in the world, 24-hour bookstores and convenience shops, and hustling and bustling night markets—all of which imprint indelible memories in the minds of visitors. Taiwan also has the advantage of convenient transportation and an excellent travel environment that you will want to enjoy again and again. For example, Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) makes the tourists easier extend their journey from Taipei to Kaohsiung (the biggest city in southern Taiwan) and it only takes 90 minutes by THSR. For more detailed tourist attractions in Taiwan, the FUZZ-IEEE 2011 attendances can connect to Taiwan Tourism Bureau.


■   Introduction to Taipei
          Taipei is located in the valley of th Danshui River in northern Taiwan. It is Taiwan’s capital, as well as Taiwan’s busy center of commerce, government, and culture. Taipei itself has a population of almost 3 million and it has 12 administrative districts, listed in Fig. 1. In addition, Taipei also provides Taipei Metro with eight lines: Muzha Line, Danshui Line, Zhonghe Line, Xindian Line, Banqiao Line, Nangang Line, Tucheng Line, and Xiaonanmen Line. Fig. 2 shows the Map of Taipei Metro and also indicates some of the Taipei’s most popular attraction areas’ locations, including Taipei 101, National Palace Museum, Longshan Temple, ShiLin Night Market, Yangmingshan National Park, Beitou Hot Springs, Danshui Fisherman’s Wharf, and Bitan Scenic Area.

 
Fig. 1 District Map of
Taipei
.

 


Fig. 2 Map of Taipei Metro

 

 

■   Introduction to Grand Hyatt Taipei
          The conference venue is Grand Hyatt Taipei, which is situated in the foothills of eastern Taipei’s XinYi District, an area where the modern face of Taipei shines with glass and steel skyscrapers, one of the tallest buildings in the world (Taipei 101), wide boulevards, and the Taipei World Trade Center complex.The Grand Hyatt Taipei is located in heart of the Taipei, a burgeoning business, shopping and entertainment district, and it is 45 minutes drive from the Taoyuan International Airport. As the political, economic, and cultural center of Taipei, the district houses many landmark buildings, including the Taipei City Hall, Taipei City Council, Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall, and Taipei 101. Additionally, the local attractions include National Palace Museum, Shihlin Night Market, Yangmingshan National Park, Lungshan Temple, and Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall. Taipei is the capital of Taiwan and is its largest city. Located to the north, its proximity and accessibility to Taiwan’s business and production regions is just as appealing as the national parks and eco-reserves that surround and exist within the city itself.

 


Fig. 1 Map of the Neighborhood of the Grand Hyatt Taipei hotel