Taiwan was called "Ilha Formosa" by Portuguese mariners in the 16th century. Taiwan is a natural gateway for travelers to and within Asia. Although Taiwan is a small island, its surface geology takes on a variety of formations, cultivating an abundance of peculiar landscapes and ecosystems. Coupled with its diverse cultural relics, theme parks, and beaches, Taiwan is overflowing with attractions for the tourist. To know more about Taiwan, please visit the website of Tourism Bureau of the Republic of China.