Taiwan travel guide - 11th edition
Explore your pick of 15,000 temples, sample the hottest new restaurants and find the best spots for cycling, windsurfing and jungle hiking; all with your trusted travel companion.
Lonely Planet writer Piera Chen describes why she loves Taiwan. "When I first visited Taiwan ages six, the hotel's pork cutlets impressed me. Later, as a fan of director Hou Hsiao-Hsien, I went to Jiufen and Fengkuei, the settings for his films; I was hooked. Many trips and obsessions later, I now live in Taiwan, and am in love with Kaohsiung's flamboyant culture. Taiwan never ceases to surprise, like the night I waited for a meteor shower in Kenting. I had expected a crowd to show up, but found myself completely alone - not even a hint of a shadow. Then I looked up the whole sky was moving."
Taiwan Top 10
1. Temple Treasures
2. Gourmet Taiwan
3. The Penghu Archipelago
4. Tainan on Foot
5. Cafes & Coffees of Taiwan
6. Taroko Gorge
7. Cycling the East Coast
8. National Palace Museum
9. A Stationary Feast: Night Markets
10. The Mazu Pilgrimage
Inside Lonely Planet’s Taiwan Travel Guide:
- Colour maps and images throughout
- Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
- Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
- Honest review for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
- Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, people, religion & temples, Taiwanese arts, landscape, environment, wildlife, food, drink
- Free, convenient pull-out city map (included in print version), plus over 19 maps
Coverage includes: Taipei, Northern Taiwan, Eastern Taiwan & Taroko National Park, Western Taiwan, Southern Taiwan, Taiwan Strait Islands, and more
Writers: Piera Chen, Megan Eaves, Mark Elliott, Dinah Gardner, Thomas O'Malley
Get to the heart of Taiwan and begin your journey now!
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