Darth Vader is among balloons at 2014 Taiwan Balloon Festival in Taitung County.

Taiwan Balloon Festival in Taitung County

The Balloon Festival in Taiwan’s Southeast Taitung County is one of the more popular annual events in the country. Balloonists from around the world converge each summer to take to the skies around Luye Gaotai. Also called the Taiwan International Balloon Fiesta, the event started in 2011 and has seen increasingly popularity. Pilots from the […]

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July 27, 2014 by
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Fulong International Sand Sculpture Festival

Fulong International Sand Sculpture Festival

For the last seven years, Taiwan has had the distinction of holding one of the best sand sculpture festivals in the world. The annual event takes place in May and June on the east coast area of Fulong Beach. Hosted jointly by the Northeast and Yilan Coast National Scenic Area Administration, Tourism Bureau, MOTC, and […]

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June 2, 2014 by
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Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon Boat Races, Taipei

Along with Chinese New Year and the Moon Festival, Dragon Boat Festival is one of the most important events in Taiwan. The annual celebration takes place on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month of the Chinese calendar, which tends to fall in late May or early June. Qu-Yuan and History of the Dragon […]

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May 5, 2014 by
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Mazu (Matsu), the Chinese Goddess of the Sea

Mazu Temple Taiwan

Mazu, or Matsu (even Matzu), is the Chinese goddess of the sea, said to protect fishermen and sailors returning from a day at sea. Part of the Taoist and Chinese Buddhist religions, she is an extremely important deity in China and Taiwan. The Legend of Mazu Legend has it that Mazu was born during the […]

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April 21, 2014 by
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Penghu Fireworks Festival

Penghu Fireworks Festival

The chain of islands known as Penghu is a magical archipelago just off the west coast of Taiwan. It’s the secret place many locals escape to during holiday periods and its windy landscape makes Penghu a windsurfer’s paradise. And, this time of year sees a lot more activity in the region as visitors flock to the islands for the Penghu Fireworks Festival.

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April 7, 2014 by
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Taipei’s Maokong Gondola and Muzha Tea Plantations

Maokong Gondola, Taipei

Taiwan is a powerhouse when it comes to tea production and you don’t have to even leave Taipei to learn about the importance of tea in Taiwanese culture. Taiwan is home to many noted tea production regions, one of which is Maokong, once the powerhouse of tea production in Taipei.

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March 10, 2014 by
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Taipei’s High-End Dining Scene

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Taiwan’s food scene continues to gain notoriety around the world – and for good reason. From famed outlets like Din Tai Fung, to Taipei’s legendary night markets, to the birth of the bubble tea phenomenon, Taiwan continues to carve its own mark on the global culinary scene. More chefs are recognizing the importance of food […]

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February 10, 2014 by
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Taiwan Lantern Festivals

Taiwan Lantern Festival, Taiwan

Each year, Taiwan celebrates the first full moon of the lunar new year with the always-colorful Taiwan Lantern Festival. What was originally a simple tradition of carrying hand-held lanterns through the streets after dark has transformed into a major international event featuring high-tech lantern displays and a myriad of cultural performances staged over a two-week period.

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January 27, 2014 by
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Chinese New Year in Taiwan

Lantern Festival

The Lunar New Year, or Chinese New Year in Taiwan is its most important and longest holiday. Spending time in Taiwan during the two-week holiday offers insight into the Taiwanese culture that you wouldn’t get otherwise.

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January 13, 2014 by
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Danshui (Tamsui) Old Street

Iron Eggs originated in Tamsui (Danshui), Taiwan (photo: Flickr, user hochit)

Known by a variety of names, including Tamsui, Danshuei, and Tamshui, the city of Danshui is a district located within New Taipei City in the northern part of Taiwan. The confusion regarding the variety of names dates back to 2011 when Taiwan decided the English name would be Tamsui, but street and public transportation signs […]

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