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Taiwan Flag Taiwan, and a number of nearby islands are home of the Republic of China (ROC). The Republic of China originates with the then Chinese Nationalist (Kuomintang) government which fled the mainland, after the Chinese Communists won the Chinise Civil War and formed the People's Republic of China. As such, the Republic of China formally claims to be the legitimate government of all China including the mainland (such claims are generally not actively pursued, and there have been proposals to declare independence), whereas conversely the People's Republic of China claims to be the legitimate government of both the mainland and the island of Taiwan. Most countries, and the UN, recognize only the government of the People's Republic of China, although many countries do have informal relations with the Republic of China.

As of 2009, the population of the Republic of China was estimated to be 23,119,772. The capital and largest city, Taipei, as of 2010, had a population of 2,606,151, with the total combined population of the city and surrounding metropolitan area being 6,870,357.

Republic of China Details


Country Name Taiwan

Also Known As

The Republic of China
Political Status An island group whose government claims to be the legitimate government of all of China
Geographic Location Eastern Asia
Flag Republic of China Flag
Principal Languages
  • Chinese
  • Mandarin
  • Capital Taipei


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    Lonely Planet Taiwan (Travel Guide)
    By Lonely Planet

    Lonely Planet
    Paperback (400 pages)

    Lonely Planet Taiwan (Travel Guide)
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    #1 best-selling guide to Taiwan*

    Lonely Planet Taiwan is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Hike and swim in Wulai's lush jungle setting, check out the magical Lantern Festival in Pingxi, or cycle the green Rift Valley; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Taiwan and begin your journey now!

    Inside Lonely Planet 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
    • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
    • Honest reviews 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 - festivals, cuisine, history, temples, religion, wildlife, environment, visual arts, music, indigenous arts, performance arts, cinema, literature
    • Over 60 maps
    • Covers Taipei, New Taipei City, Tamsui (Danshui), Taroko National Park, Hualien, Wulu, Yushan National Park, Tainan City, Sun Moon Lake, Jiji (Chichi), East Coast, and more

    The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Taiwan , our most comprehensive guide to Taiwan, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

    Heading to China? Check out Lonely Planet China guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

    About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

    *Best-selling guide to Taiwan. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA

    Lonely Planet Pocket Taipei (Travel Guide)
    By Lonely Planet

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    Paperback (160 pages)

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    Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

    Lonely Planet Pocket Taipei is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Be charmed by the historic district of Tamsui, hike and hot spring in Yangmingshan National Park, feast at one of the night markets such as Ningxia Night; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Taipei and begin your journey now!

    Inside Lonely Planet Pocket Taipei:

    • Full-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
    • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
    • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
    • Free, convenient pull-out Taipei map (included in print version), plus over 12 colour neighbourhood maps
    • User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time
    • Covers Beitou, Shilin, Zhongshan, Datong, Zhongzheng, Ximending, Shida, Maokong and more

    The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Pocket Taipei, a colorful, easy-to-use, and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, provides on-the-go assistance for those seeking only the can't-miss experiences to maximize a quick trip experience.

    Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends both popular and offbeat experiences, and extensively covers all of Taipei's neighbourhoods? Check out Lonely Planet Taiwan guide.

    About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

    The Rough Guide to Taiwan
    By Rough Guides

    Rough Guides Staff
    Released: 2015-08-18
    Paperback (440 pages)

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    The Rough Guide to Taiwan is the ultimate travel guide to this fascinating island, with clear maps, full Chinese and pinyin translations and detailed coverage of all the top attractions and a host of lesser-visited sights. Discover Taiwan's highlights with stunning photography and information on everything from the island's magnificent national parks and tranquil hot spring resorts, to its most lavish temples and the mind-blowing National Palace Museum.

    Find practical advice on what to see and do in Taipei, Taichung and Kaohsiung, relying on up-to-date descriptions of the best hotels, bars, clubs, shops and restaurants for all budgets. Explore Taiwan's fabulous culinary scene, from the top boutique restaurants to the best local street food, and learn how to make the most of Taiwan's gasp-inducing hinterland; Alishan, Kenting, Yushan, Sun Moon Lake and the offshore islands are described in detail and made easily accessible, even for non-Chinese speakers.

    National Geographic Traveler: Taiwan, 3rd edition
    By Phil Macdonald

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    Released: 2011-03-15
    Paperback (272 pages)

    National Geographic Traveler: Taiwan, 3rd edition
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    • National Geographic
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    The relaunched National Geographic Traveler guidebooks are in tune with the growing trend toward experiential travel, providing more insider tips and expert advice for a more authentic, cultural experience of each destination. These books serve discerning, curious travelers and supply information and interpretation not available on the Internet.

    In response to the interests of today's traveler, the acclaimed National Geographic Traveler series includes exciting new editorial features, a contemporary redesign, and inviting new covers.
    Taiwan (Bradt Travel Guides)
    By Steven Crook

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    Paperback (352 pages)

    Taiwan (Bradt Travel Guides)
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    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 an island of breathtaking mountain vistas, bird-rich forests and quaint villages where folk religion thrives. This 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 you 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 you on an unforgettable journey through Asia’s newest destination.

    Taiwan: Taiwan Travel Guide: 101 Coolest Things to Do in Taiwan (Taipei Travel Guide, Tainan, Taichung, Taiwanese Food, Backpacking Taiwan, Asia Travel Guide)
    By 101 Coolest Things

    CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
    Paperback (56 pages)

    Taiwan: Taiwan Travel Guide: 101 Coolest Things to Do in Taiwan (Taipei Travel Guide, Tainan, Taichung, Taiwanese Food, Backpacking Taiwan, Asia Travel Guide)
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    Congratulations! You've Found the Ultimate Guide to Taiwan Travel!


    You are super lucky to be going to Taiwan, and this guide will let you know all of the coolest things to do, see, and eat around the country, in places like Taipei, Tainan, Taichung, Kenting National Park, the islands of Taiwan, and more besides.

    Why You Need 101 Coolest Things to Do in Taiwan


    This Taiwan guide will give you the lowdown on:

    • the very best things to shove in your pie hole, from incredible street market eats like stinky tofu and egg pudding to some of the craziest themed restaurants around the country
    • incredible festivals, whether you would like to party hard by the beach or you want to join in with the Chinese New Year celebrations
    • the coolest historical and cultural sights that you simply cannot afford to miss from museums where you can learn how to make paper through to a pre-historic site that’s 5000 years old
    • the most incredible outdoor adventures, whether you want to ride the waves of Penghu Island, or you fancy white water rafting on the rapids of a local river
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    Lonely Planet Taiwan (Travel Guide)
    By Lonely Planet & Chung Wah Chow

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    Paperback (400 pages)

    Lonely Planet Taiwan (Travel Guide)
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    #1 best-selling guide to Taiwan*

    Lonely Planet Taiwan is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Walk into a Chinese painting at marble-walled Taroko Gorge, take a scenic climb up Snow Mountain, or soak in a spa at one of Taiwan's myriad hot springs, all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Taiwan and begin your journey now!

    Inside Lonely Planet's Taiwan Travel Guide:

    • Colour maps and images throughout
    • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
    • Insider tips save you time and money, and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
    • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
    • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
    • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, religion, art, architecture, politics, landscapes, wildlife, and cuisine
    • Over 60 maps
    • Coverage of Taipei, Beitou, Danshui, Northern Taiwan, Hsinchu, Taroko National Park, Taitung, Alishan National Scenic Area, Chiayi, Changhua, Lukang, Southern Taiwan,Tainan, Kaohsiung, Taiwan's Islands, and more

    Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Robert Kelly and Chung Wah Chow.

    About Lonely Planet:Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

    TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

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    *Best-selling guide to Taiwan. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA

    Insight Guides: Taipei City Guide (Insight City Guides)
    By Insight Guides

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    Insight Guides: Taipei City Guide (Insight City Guides)
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    Taiwanese culture preserves the best of ancient traditions, while embracing the newest in high-tech modernity, and nowhere is that better exemplified than in the country’s dynamic capital, Taipei. Whether you want to admire Taipei 101’s architecture, discover precious Chinese artefacts at the National Palace Museum, or indulge in feast of street food at Shilin Nightmarket, Insight City Guide Taipei will ensure that you have the quintessential Taipei experience.

    Features by local writers delve into topics including the arts scene, Taipei residents’ love of sports and shopping, and traditional remedies, while evocative accounts of the city’s districts bring Taipei to life, from Ximending’s youth culture and Datong’s Chinese heritage, to the east’s skyscrapers juxtaposed with hillside tea plantations.

    Full-color photography and maps help you navigate with ease and our detailed Travel Tips give you all the practical information you need to plan your trip.

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