Michelin launches new Taiwan guide
Michelin has unveiled its first tourist guide for Taiwan. Prepared with the assistance of the Taiwanese Government Information Office, the English language version of the ‘MICHELIN Green Guide Taiwan’ will go on sale from 1 April 2011. A French version will be released in March.
“From the technologically advanced and densely populated capital of Taipei to the rugged, mountainous countryside, Taiwan is just waiting to be explored and appreciated,” said Cynthia Ochterbeck, Editor-in-Chief of Michelin’s English-language Green Guides. “After spending lots of time learning and writing about this great destination, our writers were eager to offer our readers this collection of the best things to see and do in Taiwan.”
To prepare the guide, Michelin dispatched a 10-member, international, English-speaking team to Taiwan. The team included eight authors, many of them residents of Taiwan, and travellers who explored the island for several months, verifying information and selecting featured sites. The authors were supported by Michelin Group teams, who have been operating in Asia for more than 40 years.
The resulting MICHELIN Green Guide Taiwan is divided into three parts: blue for the “Planning Your Trip” section, orange for “Introduction to Taiwan” and green for “Discovering Taiwan.”
In Planning Your Trip, the authors suggest four itineraries for driving tours exploring Taiwan’s scenery, which includes tea plantations, temples and hot springs. Other suggestions include hikes for walkers of all levels, as well as opportunities for swimming and cycling. The authors have also added activities for families and a schedule of popular events such as the Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival, the Yanshui Fireworks Festival and the Dajia Mazu pilgrimage. This section also contains information travellers should know before they go, including useful words and phrases in Mandarin.
The second section