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,…

There is a settlement looks like the tribe that you've seen in the fairy tale story. Beautiful and colorful walls with inclined top, there are 42 tiny chalets standing in the mountain. Like an isolated wonderland, the tribe is called Toe'uana, Gassho-zukuri of Taiwan.   在 Instagram 查看這則貼文   Wade Lee(@wad3photography)分享的貼文 於 PDT 2018 年 10月 月 28 日 下午 11:07 張貼 Many years ago, the typhoon Morakot hit Taiwan, causing many heavy losses in Taiwan. Among them, the Tsou Laiji tribe in Alishan Township, Chiayi County experienced a terrible wrath, so 88 residents of Laiji tribe moved to the Alishan 152…

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…

Beitou is not only famous for hot springs but also for some cultural monuments. There is a place that is worth-visiting when traveling to Beitou. Plum Garden(梅庭) is a place with a two-storey residence which combines Japanese and Western architectural styles. The wooden building has been remained since 1930s. Full of comfortable atmosphere, it's a nice choice to stroll here after a meal.  Plum Garden is a Japanese-style wooden building that was listed as a historical building by the Taipei City Government and was once the summer gateway home of former Control Yuan president and famous Chinese calligrapher master Yu You-Ren.…

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…

The village of Qinbi is also known as “A Mediterranean town on the Taiwan Straits.” Yet another name for the village is Jingao, or “mirror harbor,” derived from the crystal-clear waters of its bordering sea. The present name means “rice pile wall,” because from Turtle Island just offshore it resembles a pile of rice against the mountain slope behind it. Buildings in Qinbi Village are mostly made of granite and marble, featuring beautiful colors. The fish-shaped object on the roof is used to drain water on the roof. In front of the buildings are stone lions, which are used to…

The Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts was originally a Neiweipi wetland filled with irrigation ponds (Pitang in Chinese). After southern Taiwan's first public fine art museum was founded in 1994, it became southern Taiwan's most important modern art and culture hub. The “Kids' Art Museum”, which emphasized child art education and active learning, was opened in 2005. It provides children with a place for more discovery, exploration and in which to experience art, while simultaneously developing their artistic potential through interactive games. A public art park was planned outside, with 40 pieces of all kinds of sculpture and installation art…

This shrimp wanton restaurant is in the north of the city, out near the DaQiao Railway Station. It's called Shih Chiu Wontons(士久扁食). Specialising in a slightly different wanton, Shih Chiu look to keep it simple, whilst packing flavour. They also manage to provide a good selection of food they can quickly braise for you in their house stock, which goes well with their smoked chilli sauce. Even though it looks like a lot, there’s not a huge amount on the menu here at Shih Chiu. But, that’s not a bad thing. Of course we ordered a mix of the braised food to accompany…