The center of government and culture of Taiwan, Taipei is a city that blends traditional and modern influences in a very hospitable environment. Surrounded by mountains, and having a subtropical climate, Taipei is a favorite tourist destination. The National Place Museum - displaying paintings, relics, books and documents, Taipei Gallery, National Museum of History, and Miniatures Museum of Taiwan are just few of the places where you can experience the local culture. Take a walk to remember through the Butterfly Corridor which displays about 151 species of butterflies. Another interesting sight is the Longshan temple, a place of worship built in 1738.