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Be inspired by the new edition of Insight Guide Taiwan, a comprehensive full-color guide to “the beautiful island.” Taiwan is a fascinating country, with a vibrant culture that preserves the best of ancient traditions, while embracing the newest in high-tech modernity, exemplified in the dynamic capital Taipei. Insight Guides' unrivalled coverage of history and culture provides an essential introduction to this small but diverse country, with features on topics ranging from martial arts to traditional medicine. Our Best Of Taiwan selects the countrys top attractions, while our Places section contains descriptive region-by-region accounts of where to go, enhanced by beautiful photographs throughout. All Taiwans major sights are cross-referenced with full-color maps, and the travel tips section provides a wealth of information on how to plan your trip plus our selection of the best hotels and restaurants.

Table of Contents

Introduction

The Best Of Taiwan

The Beautiful Island

Land and Climate

 

History

Decisive Dates

Island Settlement

Colonial Intrusions

The Rise of the Republic

Modern Taiwan

 

Features

The Taiwanese

Tribal Minorities

Religion and Rituals

Dajia Mazu

The Role of Confucianism

Contemporary Culture

Arts and Crafts

Chinese Opera

Martial Arts

Traditional Medicine

Food and Drink

Shopping in Taipei

 

Places

Introduction

Taipei

Night Markets

Taipeis Outskirts

Yangmingshan and Danshui

The North Coast

The Northeast Coast

South of Taipei

Taichung and Environs

The Central Cross-Island Highway

Nantou County

South of Taichung

Alishan and Environs

The Taiwan Straits Islands

Tainan

Kaohsiung

The Umbrellas of Meinong

Kending

Hualien

Taroko Gorge

Taitung

Ludao and Lanyu

 

Travel Tips

TRANSPORTATION

ACCOMMODATIONS

ACTIVITIES

A-Z: PRACTICAL INFORMATION

LANGUAGE

FURTHER READING

Product Details

ISBN:
9781780056050
Author:
Insight Guides
Publisher:
Insight Guides
Subject:
Travel -- China.
Subject:
Asia - China
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Taiwan
Subject:
Taipei
Edition Description:
Fifth Edition
Series:
Insight Guides
Publication Date:
20140131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Be inspired by the new edition of Insight Guide Taiwan, a comprehensive full-color guide to “the beautiful island.” Taiwan is a fascinating country, with a vibrant culture that preserves the best of ancient traditions, while embracing the newest in high-tech modernity, exemplified in the dynamic capital Taipei. Insight Guides' unrivalled coverage of history and culture provides an essential introduction to this small but diverse country, with features on topics ranging from martial arts to traditional medicine. Our Best Of Taiwan selects the countrys top attractions, while our Places section contains descriptive region-by-region accounts of where to go, enhanced by beautiful photographs throughout. All Taiwans major sights are cross-referenced with full-color maps, and the travel tips section provides a wealth of information on how to plan your trip plus our selection of the best hotels and restaurants.
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