Wang Yeh Boat Burning is an event that occurs on the last day of an 8-day Taoist festival(東港迎王平安祭典) that happens once every three years. Gods are invited down to earth where they're celebrated and feasted. In return, they ward off diseases, demons and bad spirits. Throughout the course of 8 days, various rituals take place, from ritualistic dances to bearers walking over burning coals to purify themselves. A 13-meter long ancient warship was crafted a year in advance. During the festival, the boat is parade around town to absorb the bad spirits, diseases, and misfortune. Worshipers fill the ship with rice,…

Tainan can be seen as the first city in Taiwan. Locals will tell you that if you want to learn the history of Taiwan, then come to Tainan! Tainan has a long history and there's a word said "If you haven't been to Tainan, you haven't really visited Taiwan." Tainan offers historic sites and old buildings, various carnival-like religious festivals traditional local culture, and wonderful international exhibition and competitions. Ancient capital Tainan has distinctive cultural characteristics, offering a wide variety of options for eating, drinking, playing and entertainment. There are 7 unmissable festivals and events of Tainan. You won't be bored in…

Tamsui(淡水) is a town full of history. Opened in 1858, Tamsui was the port which was first developed in northern Taiwan. Tamsui used to be called Huwei. It is a derivation from the ancient tongue "Hoba." It means the river outlet. Surrounded by mountains and rivers, the scenery in Tamsui is beautiful. It's said that when travel in a city or a town, you must understand the history first. There is a list that show you the museums in Tamsui. Hope you can understand Tamsui well then enjoy the leisure atmosphere in Tamsui.  Shihsanhang Museum of Archaeology(十三行博物館) To save northern Taiwan's artifacts…

Breakfast is hailed as the most important meal of the day, so why take it lightly? I say, hit it head on and take it as a good chance to eat lots, as you’re going to burn it off throughout the day, anyway (hopefully). The Taiwanese breakfast is something to behold, they really push the boat out on all fronts. Between 06:00 and 11:00, I challenge you to walk more than 250m down any main street in Taipei without stumbling across a breakfast shop. But, without speaking Chinese, you could be faced with a problem. What do you order? What…

Taiwan is one of the best countries in Asia for traveling with kids. Expat parents who live in Taipei and families who visit consistently rave about how child-friendly it is. What makes Taiwan so good for traveling with kids? To begin, it is one of the safest countries in the world. Second, Taiwan is famous for convenience. Third, the country has an incredible transportation system. Finally, the kindness and hospitality of locals, especially towards parents and foreigners, makes traveling with kids a great experience. My son and daughter were born and raised in Taipei. Below I’ll give some tips for…

Thanks to many films depicting the beauty of Jiufen, the reputation of Jiufen is internationally renowned. People around the world would travel to Jiufen to appreciate the beauty and culture of Jiufen. If you never come to Jiufen before, here we make a detailed introduction. After reading this article, you will know that why Jiufen is one of the most historical spots you must visit once in Taiwan. ABOUT JIUFEN It is said that long time ago there were only nine families in Jiufen. Before the roads on land were built, all materials were transported via ships. Thus a habit…

In recent years, picnic has become common in Taiwan. People likes to go picnicking in a place with wonderful views and their lovely friends or families. It's a good chance to communicate and chat with their friends and families. That's why people like this experience. Imaging that you and your family go to an amazing park with vast grassland for picnicking. Sitting together and chatting with each other. Enjoy the soft and comfortable atmosphere and get rid of all the annoyance. Sounds really great right? We have found out 9 best places for picnic in Taiwan! Let's have a look!…

Have you ever seen a movie called "Cape No.7"? The movie was the hottest movie in Taiwan in 2018. Story began with a singer who back to his hometown and be a post officer then he receives a love letter can't be delivery with unconfirmed address. Besides the story, the movie did show the beauty of Pingtung where is in the southern Taiwan made Pingtung become a sightseeing spot. Most of the pictures on the postcard are the scenes in this movie. This time, let me show you how beautiful that Pingtung is. CAPE ELUANBI Eluanbi Park was created in 1982…

It's quite interesting to learn different cultures in different countries, especially the culture from aborigines and tribes. Although Taiwan is a small island, there are variety kinds of aborigines in Taiwan. Festivals are held in each tribes and all of them are meaningful. Among these festivals, there are 5 famous aboriginal festivals you must know in Taiwan!  FLYING FISH FESTIVAL AliBangBang(Flying Fish) is the most important food for Orchid Island people. It is one of the main sources of animal protein. The capture of flying fish is the core of the traditional culture of Yamei(Tao )in Lanyu. Every year from March to July,…

There are different aborigines and tribes in different countries. Mentioning about them,it's always full of delicacies and mysterious stories or tales. Taiwan is rich in aboriginal culture, and TRIBAL TOURISM is quite famous and common. People would go to different tribes to experience different aboriginal culture and life. It's always an amazing experience to discover the feature of a place you don't know and find out the yummy cuisine. If you want to try a different kind of tourism without shopping schedule or want to try a different life in a tribe far away from bustle cities, tribal tourism might…