Prostitution is illegal in Taiwan, but is under active consideration of reform.
- Taipei (臺北 or 台北) is the seat of government of Taiwan ROC and its center of commerce and culture. Taipei is home to the world’s second tallest skyscraper, Taipei 101.
- Hsinchu (新竹) is a center of hi-tech industry, and one of the world’s leading manufacturers of hi-tech components. Hsinchu Science Park  is the home to many hi-tech companies.
- Hualien (花蓮) is located near Taroko Gorge, and is considered one of the most pleasant of Taiwan’s cities.
- Jiufen (九份) – this former gold mining town located on the northeast coast is now a popular tourist destination.
- Kaohsiung (高雄) is the second-largest city on the island. It has one of the busiest sea ports (the Port of Kaohsiung) in the world and it has the island’s second-largest airport, Kaohsiung International Airport (KHH) .
- Keelung (基隆) is the a center of transshipment in the north, and is located about a thirty minute drive or a twenty minute bicycle ride from downtown Taipei.
- New Taipei (新北) is the most populous city of Taiwan. The area includes a substantial stretch of Taiwan’s northern coastline and surrounds the Taipei Basin.
- Puli (埔里) is located at the geographical center of the island, and it serves as a good base for exploring the central mountains and Sun Moon Lake.
- Taichung (臺中 or 台中) is the third largest city in Taiwan, and has an abundance of interesting cultural amenities and activities.
- Tainan (臺南 or 台南) is the oldest city in Taiwan and was the capital during imperial times. It is famous for its historic buildings.