Nope, haven’t gotten around to getting our automated generation functional yet, but in the meantime we’ll do a Country File that will not in fact be part of that generation — 台湾(Republic of China), commonly known as Taiwan!
Why wouldn’t it be part of that, you wonder? Well, it’s that politics thing — there isn’t room in the UN for both the Republic of China (the island) and the People’s Republic of China (the mainland), therefore Taiwan isn’t a UNESCO member and doesn’t show up on the World Heritage lists.
However, by almost any standard other than UN membership Taiwan does qualify as an independent country, and while putting together the Wonderlist we stumbled across something we were not previously aware of; its Ministry of Heritage maintains a page of
So if you are heading there, we encourage you to consider these unofficially tentative WHS!
- Paiwan & Rukai Settlements of Slate Constructions
- Lo-Sheng Sanatorium
- Yushan National Park (a Wonder!)
- Fort San Domingo and Surrounding Historical Buildings, Tamsui
- Orchid Island and The Tao (Yami)
- Wushantou Reservoir & Chianan Irrigation Waterway
- Kinmen Battlefield Culture
- Old Mountain Line Railway
- Taroko National Park
- Datun Volcano Group
- Alishan Forest Railway
- Penghu Stone Fish Weirs
- Shuei-Jin-Jiou Mining Sites
- Matsu Battlefield Culture
- Taoyuan Tableland and Ponds
- Beinan Archaeological Site & Mt. Dulan
- Penghu Columnar Basalt Nature Reserve
- Cilan Mountain Cypress Forest
TCC counts Taiwan as one region, and MTP splits it into two regions,
Although it looks like getting to Pratas Island will be rather a challenge, your best bet is probably a DXpedition…
- Nation Online’s profile
- CountryCode’s statistics and telephone info
- WhatPlug’s power outlet info
- Budget Your Trip’s cost estimations
- FlightMapper’s list of international airports
- Trip Advisor’s Things to Do
- Lonely Planet’s Thorn Tree forum
- none yet!