The NTSO is located in Taichung, Taiwan. Taichung is to the west of Central mountain range, and to the east of Taiwan Strait. It is the metropolis of Central Taiwan, and it has the landscapes of both rural and urban areas and that of a harbor. It has museums and art centers that are known worldwide. Moreover, the Metropolitan Opera House designed by the Japanese architect Toyo Ito will be opened to the public in 2014.
Taiwan was once named Formosa, which means “the beautiful island”, by the Portuguese. It is ranked as the 21st most comfortable country in a survey by the Economist. Taiwan is surrounded by sea, and has fully absorbed diverse cultures from different parts of the world for the last few hundred of years, making it a country with a colorful culture. Read more about Taiwan at: http://cloud.culture.tw/