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Taiwan

byInsight Guides

Paperback | January 1, 2014

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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 country’s top attractions, while our Places section contains descriptive region-by-region accounts of where to go, enhanced by beautiful photographs throughout. All Taiwan’s 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.
Title:TaiwanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:January 1, 2014Publisher:APA Publications UK, LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1780056052

ISBN - 13:9781780056050

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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
Taipei’s 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