Exploring Keelung: Things to do in this historic port city

Dear reader: This article contains affiliate links. These will help this website grow, but will not cost you anything extra. Keelung is a large port city in north east of Taiwan. The city of Keelung is also nicknamed the rainy port because it rains a lot, but don’t let that put you off visiting this … Read more

8 historical forts and defensive structures in and around Keelung

Keelung has quite a long history and has been an important port for Taiwan for centuries. Due to this importance, local rulers felt the need for defensive structures. Nowadays they are not in use anymore and are popular tourist destinations. Today I would like to go with you through the list of historical forts and … Read more

New Year fireworks Taiwan: where to watch it online

Although I have never seen it for real, every year I try to watch the Taiwan fireworks online. I thought maybe I can share some of the streams with you so you can also watch it! Taiwan 2023 fireworks show Scroll down to go to the livestream of the fireworks. I’ll keep on updating during … Read more

Religion in Taiwan: A short guide

When Traveling in Taiwan you probably see many Temples and most likely you will come across some kind of religious celebrations and/or ritual. Therefore I would like to give you some background information about the Religions which are practiced in Taiwan. What is the most popular religion in Taiwan? Taiwan has a long history of … Read more

Taiwan open for tourists again from september 12th!

Taiwan government announced that after 2 and a half year waiting tourists can come and visit again. Earlier this year working, student and visas for business trip were already available again. Tourist entry is the next step in opening up Taiwan to the world again, in august the 7 day quarantine was already reduced to … Read more

Happy mid-autumn festival!

This weekend the mid-autumn festival, also known as moon or mooncake festival is celebrated in Taiwan. It is the 2nd most important celebration after Chinese New year. Today, I would like to tell you more about this fun celebration. [1] image credit About the mid-autum festival What is the mid-autumn (mooncake) festival? The moonfestival is … Read more

Exploring 6 popular traditional fishing warfs and harbors in Taiwan

Are you looking for the best places to find Seafood and experience the sea traditions of Taiwan? Today I would like to show you some of the best traditional fishing harbors you can visit in Taiwan. Taiwan has a rich historical and cultural tradition in fishing. This is not a supprise being an Island surrounded … Read more

15 of the most popular and famous temples in Taiwan

Religion is deeply embedded in the roots of Taiwan. Taiwan is southeast asia’s most densily built countries with many temples and places of worship. In total Taiwan has almost 15,000 temples which is about one building every square km! I would like to show you a list of the most popular temples in Taiwan. If … Read more

Modern Dutch architecture in Taiwan

The other day I read a news which attracted my attention: The Taipei Performance Art Center was opened. I remember back 6 years ago when I lived in Taiwan construction of the building had already started. You can easily notice this building when you go to the Shilin district, its right next to the entrance … Read more

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