Taipei is the capital of Taiwan, and is an example of quickly development.
Taipei has now 2 500 000 inhabitants (with the suburbs triple!) . In 1830 was still a small village, and started to grow. Very close to Japan, it took a profit even from the Japanese occupation. In 1930 was already a proud smiling city with wide boulevards, many cafes and restaurants. But the post war split between the communist continental China and Taiwan was decisive for Taipei. 2 000 000 refugees settled here and started the Taiwan miracle. Based on American and Japanese investments the economy flourished, and the city too.