Heritage

This | is | Taiwan

It is utterly romantic. The country is not just about technology, it is a place for its nature.

We would like to show you more of Taiwan with photographs taken by Papa Tsai.

 

The Mountain

The Mountain - photo by Papa Tsai

Taiwan is a small island, less than half the size of Scotland, with almost 50% covered in mountains, the highest of which stands a mighty 13,000 feet.  Mountains are where everything in Taiwan begins. The landscape is spectacular and the inter-tropical location creates dramatic weather that leads to the most stunning seasons. 

Here we see all this drama and majesty captured through Papa Tsai’s eye...

The Sea

The Sea - photo by Papa Tsai

It takes less than 30 minutes to drive from the top of the mountain to the edge of the ocean. This is Taiwan, surrounded by the sea and covered in breathtaking mountains. Papa Tsai began his journey in Mailao, a coastal town in the southwest of the island, where people still live off the sea using techniques passed down over hundreds of years.

Looking out across the water, towards so much unknown and adventure, is where Papa Tsai began to contemplate his ambition and imagination...


The Life

 

The Life - photo by Papa Tsai

 

Taiwan’s history is filled with colour. The Japanese, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish and Chinese have all left their mark. It is a unique and complex mix of the old and the new; the modern and the traditional. 

Papa Tsai went from the most humble fishing village to a skyscraper in the capital; He epitomises life in Taiwan with his links to  all walks of life...