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TAIWAN

Taiwan was originally populated by indigenous tribes that spoke various Austronesian languages, which are related to Malay, Tagalog and Indonesian. Today the remaining tribes make up only about 2% of the population, while the other 98% are considered ethnically Han Chinese. The ethnically Han Chinese are further split into Taiwanese, who make up about 84% of the population and whose culture is derived from people who migrated during the Ming and Qing Dynasties, as well as mainlanders, who make up about 14% of the population and whose families fled to Taiwan from the mainland after the communist takeover in China in 1949. Among the Taiwanese group, Hoklo (Minnan) speakers form the majority, which is about 70% of the population while the remaining 14% are largely Hakka speakers. There is also a sizeable Japanese community, with many of its members working in the entertainment industry.

It should be noted that the Taiwanese (who make up 84% of the Taiwan's population and are culturally Chinese) are to a large extent the descendents of immigrants from the mainland in recent centuries who intermarried with indigenous people. As a result, the genetic makeup of the Taiwanese is noticeably different from that of the mainlanders. In recent years there are also Vietnamese, Indonesian and Filipino migrant workers living harmoniously with other Asian minorities as well as Mainland Chinese immigrants. As for the 14 millions post 1949 immigrants, they come from every province and consist of many non-Han residents.(Wikitravel)

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Camera Street
Camera Street
Longshan Temple 1 艋舺龍山寺
Longshan Temple 1 艋舺龍山寺
Longshan Temple 2 艋舺龍山寺
Longshan Temple 2 艋舺龍山寺
Flowers @ Longshan Temple
Flowers @ Longshan Temple
Wanhua 1
Wanhua 1
Wanhua 2
Wanhua 2
Wanhua 3
Wanhua 3
Taipei MRT
Taipei MRT
Ximen Red Building 紅樓劇場
Ximen Red Building 紅樓劇場
Tamsui Night Scene 1 淡水
Tamsui Night Scene 1 淡水
Tamsui Night Scene 2 淡水
Tamsui Night Scene 2 淡水
 Yehliu Geopark Fossil
Yehliu Geopark Fossil
Monks
Monks
Yehliu Geopark 1    野柳地質公園
Yehliu Geopark 1 野柳地質公園
 Yehliu Geopark 2   野柳地質公園
Yehliu Geopark 2 野柳地質公園
Yehliu 3 Queen's Head Rock 野柳女王頭
Yehliu 3 Queen's Head Rock 野柳女王頭
 Yehliu Geopark 4   野柳地質公園
Yehliu Geopark 4 野柳地質公園
 Yehliu Geopark 5   野柳地質公園
Yehliu Geopark 5 野柳地質公園
 Yehliu Geopark 6   野柳地質公園
Yehliu Geopark 6 野柳地質公園
 Yehliu Geopark Ginger Rocks 薑石
Yehliu Geopark Ginger Rocks 薑石
 Yehliu Geopark Candle Rocks 燭台石
Yehliu Geopark Candle Rocks 燭台石
Keelung Market 基隆廟口夜市
Keelung Market 基隆廟口夜市
Nanya Peculiar Stone 南雅奇石
Nanya Peculiar Stone 南雅奇石
Nanya Big Fish Stone 南雅奇石
Nanya Big Fish Stone 南雅奇石
Shifen Sky Lanterns 十分天燈
Shifen Sky Lanterns 十分天燈
Taiwan High Speed Rail 1 高鐵
Taiwan High Speed Rail 1 高鐵
Taiwan High Speed Rail 2 高鐵
Taiwan High Speed Rail 2 高鐵
Taipei - Kaohsiung HSR 高鐵
Taipei - Kaohsiung HSR 高鐵
Kaohsiung Postman
Kaohsiung Postman
Kaohsiung Love River 1 高雄愛河
Kaohsiung Love River 1 高雄愛河
Kaohsiung Love River 2 高雄愛河
Kaohsiung Love River 2 高雄愛河
Dragon Statue By Love River
Dragon Statue By Love River
Kenting Coast 墾丁
Kenting Coast 墾丁
Pingtung County 屏東
Pingtung County 屏東
Kenting Bay 墾丁
Kenting Bay 墾丁
Kenting Guanshan 關山
Kenting Guanshan 關山
Kenting Eluanbi Lighthouse 鵝鑾鼻燈塔
Kenting Eluanbi Lighthouse 鵝鑾鼻燈塔
Kenting -  For Rent
Kenting - For Rent
Kenting 墾丁
Kenting 墾丁
Kenting Beach 墾丁
Kenting Beach 墾丁
Caesar Park Lobby
Caesar Park Lobby
Caesar Park Staircase
Caesar Park Staircase
Kenting Caesar Park Hotel
Kenting Caesar Park Hotel
Zheng Chenggong Statue
Zheng Chenggong Statue
Caesar Park Hotel Lounge
Caesar Park Hotel Lounge
Anping Grand Matsu Temple 大天后宫
Anping Grand Matsu Temple 大天后宫
Tainan Chihkan Tower 1 赤崁樓
Tainan Chihkan Tower 1 赤崁樓
Tainan Chihkan Tower 2 赤崁樓
Tainan Chihkan Tower 2 赤崁樓
Shangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel 2, Tainan
Shangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel 2, Tainan
Shangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel 1, Tainan
Shangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel 1, Tainan
Tainan 台南
Tainan 台南
Jiji Station 4 南投縣集集
Jiji Station 4 南投縣集集
Jiji Station 1 南投縣集集
Jiji Station 1 南投縣集集
921 Jiji Earthquake Memorial - Wuchang Temple 2 武昌宮
921 Jiji Earthquake Memorial - Wuchang Temple 2 武昌宮
921 Jiji Earthquake Memorial - Wuchang Temple 1 武昌宮
921 Jiji Earthquake Memorial - Wuchang Temple 1 武昌宮
New Wuchang Temple Build In Front Of The Damaged One
New Wuchang Temple Build In Front Of The Damaged One
Jiji Station 2 南投縣集集
Jiji Station 2 南投縣集集
Jiji Station 3 南投縣集集
Jiji Station 3 南投縣集集
Checheng Station 1 南投縣車埕
Checheng Station 1 南投縣車埕
Checheng Station 2 車埕
Checheng Station 2 車埕
Checheng Station 3 車埕
Checheng Station 3 車埕
Checheng 1 南投縣車埕
Checheng 1 南投縣車埕
Checheng Wood Museum 1
Checheng Wood Museum 1
Checheng Wood Museum  2
Checheng Wood Museum 2
Checheng Toilet
Checheng Toilet
Sky Lounge 1 Sun Moon Lake 日月潭
Sky Lounge 1 Sun Moon Lake 日月潭
Sky Lounge 2 Sun Moon Lake 日月潭
Sky Lounge 2 Sun Moon Lake 日月潭
Sky Lounge 4 Sun Moon Lake 日月潭
Sky Lounge 4 Sun Moon Lake 日月潭
Sky Lounge 5 Sun Moon Lake 日月潭
Sky Lounge 5 Sun Moon Lake 日月潭
Sky Lounge 3 Sun Moon Lake 日月潭
Sky Lounge 3 Sun Moon Lake 日月潭
Sky Lounge 6 Sun Moon Lake 日月潭
Sky Lounge 6 Sun Moon Lake 日月潭
Fleur De Chine Hotel 1 日月潭雲品酒店
Fleur De Chine Hotel 1 日月潭雲品酒店
Sky Lounge Gazebo 日月潭
Sky Lounge Gazebo 日月潭
Fleur De Chine Hotel  2 日月潭雲品酒店
Fleur De Chine Hotel 2 日月潭雲品酒店
Sun Moon Lake Pier 日月潭
Sun Moon Lake Pier 日月潭
Sun Moon Lake 日月潭
Sun Moon Lake 日月潭
Sun Moon Lake Morning 1 日月潭
Sun Moon Lake Morning 1 日月潭
Sun Moon Lake Morning 2 日月潭
Sun Moon Lake Morning 2 日月潭
Sun Moon Lake Morning 3 日月潭
Sun Moon Lake Morning 3 日月潭
Sun Moon Lake Morning 4 日月潭
Sun Moon Lake Morning 4 日月潭
Xuanzang Temple Sun Moon Lake
Xuanzang Temple Sun Moon Lake
Wenwu Temple Sun Moon Lake 1
Wenwu Temple Sun Moon Lake 1
Wenwu Temple Sun Moon Lake 2
Wenwu Temple Sun Moon Lake 2
Shengshing
Shengshing
Shengshing - Miaoli County 苗栗縣勝興
Shengshing - Miaoli County 苗栗縣勝興
Shengshing Station
Shengshing Station
Shengshing Rail Tracks
Shengshing Rail Tracks
Taipei At Dusk
Taipei At Dusk
Taitung County 1
Taitung County 1
Taitung County 2
Taitung County 2
Taitung County 3
Taitung County 3
Taitung County 4
Taitung County 4
East Rift Valley 1 Taitung County
East Rift Valley 1 Taitung County
East Rift Valley 2 Taitung County
East Rift Valley 2 Taitung County
Mandarins - Taitung
Mandarins - Taitung
Cherimoyas - Taitung
Cherimoyas - Taitung
Taitung Old Station 1
Taitung Old Station 1
Landscape - Taitung County
Landscape - Taitung County
Taitung
Taitung
Taitung Old Station 2
Taitung Old Station 2
Luye Taitung 1 台東縣鹿野
Luye Taitung 1 台東縣鹿野
Luye Taitung 2 台東縣鹿野
Luye Taitung 2 台東縣鹿野
Luye Taitung 3 台東縣鹿野
Luye Taitung 3 台東縣鹿野
Luye Taitung 4 台東縣鹿野
Luye Taitung 4 台東縣鹿野
Chihshang Papago Resort 1池上日暉國際渡假村
Chihshang Papago Resort 1池上日暉國際渡假村
Chihshang Papago Resort 2 池上日暉國際渡假村
Chihshang Papago Resort 2 池上日暉國際渡假村
Chihshang Mongolian Tents 1
Chihshang Mongolian Tents 1
Chihshang Mongolian Tents 2
Chihshang Mongolian Tents 2
Chihshang Mongolian Tents 3
Chihshang Mongolian Tents 3
Taitung Hakka Museum
Taitung Hakka Museum
Mataian Cultural Center
Mataian Cultural Center
Mataian - Hualien County
Mataian - Hualien County
Mataian Wetland 1 花蓮馬太鞍濕地
Mataian Wetland 1 花蓮馬太鞍濕地
Mataian Wetland 2 花蓮馬太鞍濕地
Mataian Wetland 2 花蓮馬太鞍濕地
Mataian Wetland 3 花蓮馬太鞍濕地
Mataian Wetland 3 花蓮馬太鞍濕地
Mataian Wetland 4 花蓮馬太鞍濕地
Mataian Wetland 4 花蓮馬太鞍濕地
Mataian 阿美族人
Mataian 阿美族人
Hualien 花蓮市
Hualien 花蓮市
Buluowan 2 布洛灣
Buluowan 2 布洛灣
Buluowan 1 布洛灣
Buluowan 1 布洛灣
Tiansiang 2 天祥
Tiansiang 2 天祥
Tiansiang 1 天祥
Tiansiang 1 天祥
Taroko National Park 6 太魯閣國家公園
Taroko National Park 6 太魯閣國家公園
Tiansiang 3 天祥
Tiansiang 3 天祥
Tiansiang 5 天祥
Tiansiang 5 天祥
Tiansiang 4 天祥
Tiansiang 4 天祥
Tiansiang 7 天祥
Tiansiang 7 天祥
Tiansiang 6 天祥
Tiansiang 6 天祥
Taroko Tunnel of Nine Turns 2 九曲洞
Taroko Tunnel of Nine Turns 2 九曲洞
Taroko Tunnel of Nine Turns 1 九曲洞
Taroko Tunnel of Nine Turns 1 九曲洞
Taroko Swallow Grotto 2 燕子口
Taroko Swallow Grotto 2 燕子口
Taroko Swallow Grotto 1 燕子口
Taroko Swallow Grotto 1 燕子口
Taroko National Park 5 太魯閣國家公園
Taroko National Park 5 太魯閣國家公園
Taroko Swallow Grotto 3 燕子口
Taroko Swallow Grotto 3 燕子口
Taroko National Park 1 太魯閣國家公園
Taroko National Park 1 太魯閣國家公園
Taroko Swallow Grotto 4 燕子口
Taroko Swallow Grotto 4 燕子口
Taroko National Park 2 太魯閣國家公園
Taroko National Park 2 太魯閣國家公園
Taroko National Park 3 太魯閣國家公園
Taroko National Park 3 太魯閣國家公園
Taroko National Park 4 太魯閣國家公園
Taroko National Park 4 太魯閣國家公園
Eternal Spring Shrine 1 長春祠
Eternal Spring Shrine 1 長春祠
Eternal Spring Shrine 2 長春祠
Eternal Spring Shrine 2 長春祠
Eternal Spring Shrine 3 長春祠
Eternal Spring Shrine 3 長春祠
Eternal Spring Shrine 4 長春祠
Eternal Spring Shrine 4 長春祠
Silks Palace Taroko Hotel 1太魯閣晶英酒店
Silks Palace Taroko Hotel 1太魯閣晶英酒店
Silks Palace Taroko Hotel 2 太魯閣晶英酒店
Silks Palace Taroko Hotel 2 太魯閣晶英酒店
Silks Palace Taroko Hotel 3 太魯閣晶英酒店
Silks Palace Taroko Hotel 3 太魯閣晶英酒店
Jiaosi Evergreen Resort 長榮鳳凰酒店(礁溪)
Jiaosi Evergreen Resort 長榮鳳凰酒店(礁溪)
Northeast Coast 1
Northeast Coast 1
Northeast Coast 2
Northeast Coast 2
Northeast Coast 3
Northeast Coast 3
Northeast Coast 4
Northeast Coast 4
Jinguashi Gold Waterfall 1 黃金瀑布
Jinguashi Gold Waterfall 1 黃金瀑布
Jinguashi Gold Waterfall 2 黃金瀑布
Jinguashi Gold Waterfall 2 黃金瀑布
Jinguashi Gold Waterfall 3 黃金瀑布
Jinguashi Gold Waterfall 3 黃金瀑布
Jinguashi 1 金瓜石
Jinguashi 1 金瓜石
Jinguashi 2 金瓜石
Jinguashi 2 金瓜石
Jinguashi 金瓜石勸濟堂關公銅像
Jinguashi 金瓜石勸濟堂關公銅像
Gold Museum 1 黃金博物館
Gold Museum 1 黃金博物館
Gold Museum 2 黃金博物館
Gold Museum 2 黃金博物館
Jiufen Colorful Roof 九份
Jiufen Colorful Roof 九份
Jiufen 1 九份
Jiufen 1 九份
Jiufen 2 九份
Jiufen 2 九份
Jiufen 3 九份
Jiufen 3 九份
Jiufen 4 九份
Jiufen 4 九份
Jiufen 5 九份
Jiufen 5 九份
National Palace Museum 故宮博物院
National Palace Museum 故宮博物院
Presidential Palace 總統府
Presidential Palace 總統府
C.K.S. Memorial Hall 1 中正紀念堂
C.K.S. Memorial Hall 1 中正紀念堂
C.K.S. Memorial Hall 2 中正紀念堂
C.K.S. Memorial Hall 2 中正紀念堂
C.K.S. Memorial Hall 3 中正紀念堂
C.K.S. Memorial Hall 3 中正紀念堂
C.K.S. Memorial Hall 4 中正紀念堂
C.K.S. Memorial Hall 4 中正紀念堂
C.K.S. Memorial Hall 5 中正紀念堂
C.K.S. Memorial Hall 5 中正紀念堂
C.K.S. Memorial Hall Changing Of The Guards 1
C.K.S. Memorial Hall Changing Of The Guards 1
C.K.S. Memorial Hall Changing Of The Guards 2
C.K.S. Memorial Hall Changing Of The Guards 2
C.K.S. Memorial Hall Changing Of The Guards 3
C.K.S. Memorial Hall Changing Of The Guards 3
Taipei City Street Scene
Taipei City Street Scene
 	The Westin Taipei 台北威斯汀六福皇宮
The Westin Taipei 台北威斯汀六福皇宮
台北Taipei 101 1
台北Taipei 101 1
台北Taipei 101 2
台北Taipei 101 2
台北Taipei 101 3
台北Taipei 101 3
台北Taipei 101 4
台北Taipei 101 4
Nanmen Market 1 台北南門市場
Nanmen Market 1 台北南門市場
Nanmen Market 2 台北南門市場
Nanmen Market 2 台北南門市場
Nanmen Market 3
Nanmen Market 3
See-Join Puppet Theater  敘舊布袋戲園 1
See-Join Puppet Theater 敘舊布袋戲園 1
See-Join Puppet Theater 敘舊布袋戲園 2
See-Join Puppet Theater 敘舊布袋戲園 2
See-Join Puppet Theater 敘舊布袋戲園 3
See-Join Puppet Theater 敘舊布袋戲園 3
See-Join Puppet Theater 敘舊布袋戲園 4
See-Join Puppet Theater 敘舊布袋戲園 4
Multicolor Pillars
Multicolor Pillars
Taipei LOVE
Taipei LOVE
Jiufen 6 九份
Jiufen 6 九份
Wenwu Temple Sun Moon Lake 3
Wenwu Temple Sun Moon Lake 3