Hiking is a popular pastime in Taiwan. There are several hiking trails in Taiwan, some of them are really difficult to challenge while some of them are easy to go. Exercise, beautiful views, a getaway from city dust and dirt – no matter what the reason an increasing number of people choose to go forest hiking. With the amazing sea/lake view, there are 5 easy-to-go sea/lake view hiking trails of Taiwan we want to recommend you. Enjoy your next holiday! Alanyi historic Trail(阿朗壹古道) Alanyi historic Trail in Kenting has one of the two of the beautiful natural coastline of Taiwan,…

The annual Shilin Official Residence will hold its opening events for the chrysanthemums on November thirtieth of 2018! Taipei mayor Ko Wen-ji will open the Chrysanthemum Exhibition at an open air concert at Shilin Official Residence. This year the “worldly” theme of the Chrysanthemum Exhibition combines landscapes from all over the world to created the global floral paradise. The exhibition is inspired by well known attractions from all over the world, bringing you a new visual experience so that you can travel the world without ever leaving the country! This year the interior and exterior exhibitions are combined. Besides attractions…

The bikeway runs along Hanxi East Road. As it passes through several intersections, there are bike designated traffic lights along the bikeway. The first half section of the bikeway runs under bridge. Public facilities along the way include resting seats, bike racks, guiding signs, guard fence, milestone signs, rest area, reflective signs, street lights and bike designated traffic lights. Plantings include giant crepe myrtle, Taiwanese rain tree, Madagascar almond, common lantana and common jasmine orange. Flood season is between the beginning of May and the end of November. The bikeway might be closed if the trail is damp and slippery.…

2018 Taoyuan Flower Festival is going to be held from November 25th to December 23rd. This is the fourth time that Taoyuan Flower Festival has been held. There are 7 exhibition areas of Taoyuan Flower Festival, Daxi, Yangmei, Zhongli, Longtan, Pingzhen, Luzhu and Fuxing. The overall theme of the festival this year is " LOVE" and the 7 areas are meant to be the 7 parts of the way that lovers get along with each other, meeting, missing, understanding, loving each other, treasuring, falling in love and togetherness. Tourists can learn different stories from the flowers. To understand the meaning of the stories, and to…

As we talk about Tainan, it might be a city with historic atmosphere or a city riches in fishery. Old buildings and temples are everywhere in the city while oyster farms and salt mountains are omnipresent in some regions. The oldest extant salt field is located in Jingjijiao, Beimen in Tainan. It is called Jingzaijiao Tile-paved Salt Fields(井仔腳瓦盤鹽田). If you have chance to visit Jingjijiao, you will see salts piling up like tiny snow mountains. The salt fields in Jingjijiao is the first salt field in Beimen, which already have a history of 200 years and can be seen as the oldest salt…

Deciduous cypress is kind of Taxodiaceae and it's quite famous in recent years in Taiwan due to the changes of its color. As the winter comes, the cypress will turn into red and orange. It seemed that the land was put on a flame cloak. If there is a cypress forest in front you, you might doubt that you fall into a mysterious paradise. I've once been to a cypress forest, the view I saw was really amazing. I always believe that beautiful things are meant to be shared. There are some nice places to watch deciduous cypress. Taoyuan Bade This…

Since November arrived, Christmas is no longer coming. Every places in every countries are well-prepared for this grand event, so did Taiwan. You can see giant Christmas trees and colorful decorations or installation arts every where. There are some events held for Christmas in Taiwan. Hope you enjoy your festival! CHRISTMASLAND in New Taipei City Chrsitmasland in New Taipei City has been seen as one of the the most well-known winter festival in Taiwan. The event will kick off on Friday, November 16 this year with the overall theme of space and planets, and will be entertaining the public until January…

Hsinchu is famous for its Hakka culture. To learn a culture well, we must make a experience of their living. There are two places I will recommend you to visit in Hsinchu. Today, we are going to talk about Beipu Old Street, a street where is historical and full of a reminiscent atmosphere. Beipu Old Street was Beipu’s most thriving commercial district in the Qing period. Today, it boasts Taiwan’s highest concentration of historic sites , with seven such locations along a short 200-meter stretch. Grade one historic sites Jinguangfu House, the Chiang family’s Tianshui Hall, and the former residence of…

Hsinchu County is home to the largest Hakka community in Taiwan. Most of the early Hakka immigrants to this region landed at Hongmao Harbor and Nanliao Harbor, the majority coming from Haifeng and Lufeng in China. The Hakka residents in Hsinchu have unique dialects, customs and religious practices that reflect differences of environment. If you want to take a look of Hakka's world, come and visit Neiwan old street and Beipu old street, the TOP 2 worth-visiting old streets of Hsinchu. Neiwan Old Street Neiwan Branch line is among the three infamous train branches in Taiwan. Visitors can take the Neiwan Branch…

As we all know that Hsinchu is a county with abundant Hakka culture. They are known for their diligence, respect for the teachings of their ancestors, and commitment to education. Many Hakka communities have preserved their traditional dialects, culture and customs. It's said that if you want to understand a culture well, join into their life is the best way. There is a old street that is full of Hakka culture, it might be the best destination if you want to learn more about Hakka, Neiwan old street. Neiwan Scenic Area is encircled by tall hills and run through with Youluo…