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Fascinating Vintage Photos Show Taiwan In The 1960s

During the mid-20th century the economy of Taiwan was depressed, unemployment and inflation rates were high, and the country was lacking in exports and goods. By the 1960s government took several steps to improve the economy and exports. In 1966, the government established the Kaohsiung Export Processing Zone, Asia’s first export processing zone, to expand the manufacturing production. The industrial sector surpassed the agriculture.

These fascinating historical photos show cities, towns, street scenes, farmers and everyday life of Taiwanese people in the 1960s. Also check, 1970s Taiwan.

#16 The gate at the entrance to Taroko Gorge on the Central Cross-Island Highway, Taroko National Park, Taiwan, circa 1965.

#17 Celebrations for the 2516th anniversary of Confuciusk, Confucian Temple in Taipei, Taiwan, September, 1966.

#19 A mother put her children in an Amphibiuous Rickshaw after the Floods, in Taipei, Taiwan, on September 15, 1962.

#22 Armed Forces taking part in a military parade to commemorate Double Tenth anniversary celebrations in front of the Ministry of National Defense in Taipai, Taiwan circa 1960.

#24 Taiwan President Chiang Kai-Shek attends a press conference with Japanese media on March 4, 1964 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

#26 A small pavilion near the Changuang Temple in the Taroko Gorge, Taroko National Park, Taiwan, circa 1965.

#33 Chang Kai Shek greeting the crowds in Taipei Along With His Vice-President Yen Chia-Kan (C.K. Yen) on the day of The Taiwanese National Holiday, On October 10, 1969.

#34 Tsing Hua Open Pool Reactor (THOR) at National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Hsinchu, Taiwan, 1961.

Written by Aung Budhh

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