This tiny island in the Pacific doesn’t have a huge tourism industry, but we guarantee that you’re missing out if you don’t add Taiwan to your Asia travel itinerary.
The food is amazing, the people are friendly, and travel is easy. Adventure and outdoor enthusiasts will love the sheer number of hot springs, surf spots, trekking and mountain climbing opportunities scattered all over the island.
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Eating Out in Taiwan
Taiwan City Guides
Please check out my Taiwan Travel Bucket List for a list of attractions that I’ve visited and reviewed.
Books on Taiwan that I’ve enjoyed reading:
Lonely Planet – Taiwan (Joshua Samuel Brown, Robert Kelly)
This is the book on Taiwan, but I’m biased because this is Josh’s third Lonely Planet title for Taiwan. Josh has also penned loads of other titles for Lonely Planet, so that makes him a Taiwan expert in my opinion. Plus, he’s just a really good writer. And he’s my friend.
Vignettes of Taiwan (Joshua Samuel Brown)
Tales of a stranger in a strange humid land with no money, no job and an overpacked suitcase. This is an anthology of Josh’s short stories, travel essays and random meditations on his life on the beautiful island of Formosa.
Taiwan Brandt Travel Guide (Stephen Crook)
Steven Crook is another one of my favorite Taiwan travel writers. Steven has written for various newspapers and magzines since 1996, and he has published three books on Taiwan since moving here in 1991.
Culture Shock! Taiwan: A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette (Christopher Bates)
An all around good read.