Taiwan is a fascinating country to visit, with ruggedly beautiful scenery and a vibrant culture that preserves the best of ancient traditions, while passionately embracing the newest in high-tech modernity. Insight Guide Taiwan is a comprehensive full-colour travel guide to "the beautiful island", where landscapes vary from dramatic mountains to white-sand beaches and attractions include some of the world's best food and a fine collection of classical Chinese architecture. Beautiful photographs on every page will take you on a journey through this alluring country. Our Best Of section selects Taiwan's top attractions, including Taipei 101 - formerly the world's tallest building, trying local snacks at a legendary night market and the remote Matsu Islands. Lively features by a local writer cover a whole range of subjects: mountain trails and railways, soaking in hot springs, traditional markets, folk arts, tea culture and tribal peoples.Insight Guides' unrivalled coverage of history, landscape and culture provides an essential introduction to this small but diverse country. All Taiwan's major sights are cross-referenced with full-colour maps, and the travel tips section provides a wealth of information on how to plan your trip, as well as our recommendations for accommodation options. Plan the trip of a lifetime with Insight Guides.