Taiwan: The Bradt Travel Guide

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Written by an author who has lived in Taiwan for 19 years, Bradt’s brand-new Taiwan explores the island’s breathtaking mountains, bird-rich forests and quaint villages where folk religion thrives. Travellers are discovering there’s much more to Taiwan than high-tech gadgetry and a difficult relationship with China. Author Steven Crook leads visitors through a land where Chinese tradition lives on like nowhere else against a backdrop of northeast Asia’s highest mountains. Taiwan is one of the most crowded ...

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Overview

Written by an author who has lived in Taiwan for 19 years, Bradt’s brand-new Taiwan explores the island’s breathtaking mountains, bird-rich forests and quaint villages where folk religion thrives. Travellers are discovering there’s much more to Taiwan than high-tech gadgetry and a difficult relationship with China. Author Steven Crook leads visitors through a land where Chinese tradition lives on like nowhere else against a backdrop of northeast Asia’s highest mountains. Taiwan is one of the most crowded countries on Earth, but beyond the ocean of people and vehicles, far from the neon and noise that confronts new arrivals, there’s another world waiting to be discovered. This book is the guide for individuals who want more than the treasures of the National Palace Museum, the beaches of Kending, and the well-beaten trails of Alishan. Whether they aim to rough it on mountain peaks, observe age-old rituals in tucked-away temples or wallow in five-star comfort, Bradt’s Taiwan will lead visitors on an unforgettable journey through Asia’s newest destination.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841623306
  • Publisher: Bradt Publications UK
  • Publication date: 1/25/2011
  • Series: Bradt Travel Guide Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Chinese-speaker Steven Crook has lived in Taiwan since 1991, and has been writing about the island’s travel destinations since 1996. He is the author of several books on life in Taiwan.

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Table of Contents

PART ONE: GENERAL INFORMATION

Chapter 1: Background information

Chapter 2: Practical information

PART TWO: THE GUIDE

Chapter 3: Taipei

Chapter 4: North Coast

Chapter 5: North Taiwan

Chapter 6: Hualian

Chapter 7: Taidong

Chapter 8: Central Taiwan

Chapter 9: Chianan

Chapter 10: Kaohsiung

Chapter 11: Pingdong

Chapter 12: Outlying Islands

Appendix 1: Language

Appendix 2: Further Reading

Index

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  • Posted January 29, 2011

    For my purposes, an excellent guidebook

    I just spent five days in Taipei touring the museums and historical places. I found Steven Crook's Bradt book very useful, both for background reading and practical matters. The history and geography sections are superb. I live in China so what I hear about Taiwan is very much the mainland-Communist official line. His take on the island is refreshing and - as far as I can tell, cross-referencing some of what he writes about - dead accurate.

    However, I'm going to qualify my praise:
    1. I speak and read Chinese and so wasn't depending on the language section at the back or the Chinese town and street names.
    2. I didn't venture beyond the Taipei area so I can't vouch for other parts of the book. The information about getting around does look very thorough.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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