Taipei has been nominated as Asia’s most vegan-friendly city.

Selected by PETA based on “the number of vegan restaurants based on population, the variety of options available at non-vegan restaurants, the range of cuisines offered and the visibility of the local vegan movement,” Taipei came out above its rivals. Boasting over 600 vegetarian and vegan restaurants, Taiwan as a whole has also been celebrated for its abundance of plant-based dining options, which can be attributed to the popularity of Buddhism as well as health and environmental consciousness.

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Two Taiwanese cities rank among the world’s hundred best cities for international students.

In the Best Student Cities index published by QS in 2017, Taipei is deemed to be the 21st in the world, followed by Hsinchu in 75th place, “based on university rankings, student mix, employer activity, desirability, affordability, and student views.”

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