Taiwan Travel Guide
The island is dominated by the Central Mountain Range, which runs the full length, north to south, covering 75% of the land area. Mount Yushan is the highest and at 12,959ft is also the tallest mountain in northeast Asia outside Tibet. About 25% of the land is alluvial plain, mostly situated along the coastal strips. 90% of the population live on the western plain. Due to intensive technological in industrial development many of the coastlines endemic species have been driven inland or wiped out. Fortunately the inaccessibility of the terrain makes the mountainous areas a natural reserve. The weather is sub-tropical, though it can get chilly in the mountains, with average daytime temperatures of 30C in summer and 20C in winter.
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