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Taiwan is a small island nation located off the southeast coast of China. Taiwan is famous for its traditional Chinese temples, mountain landscapes and hot springs. In the capital of Taiwan, Taipei, the famous skyscraper in the form of bamboo "Taipei 101" is located with a height of 509 meters.
97% of Taiwan's population are ethnic Chinese; almost 3% are indigenous peoples who speak Taiwanese languages of the Austronesian family. The official language is Chinese, but the majority of the population speaks other dialects of Chinese, Taiwanese and Hakka. Traditional Chinese characters are used.
Taiwan's climate is maritime tropical, with hot, humid summers and rainy winter months in the northeastern part of the island, while the central and southern regions are mostly sunny.