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

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

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

Seven Taiwanese festivals or celebrations to enjoy and one to avoid.

Taiwan has a rich cultural diversity and during the year you can witness many festivals and celebrations. When planning a trip to Taiwan I would definitely take into account when and where some of these wonderful cultural events are. I would like to give you some suggestions about the largest and popular ones throughout the … Read more

What were traditional Taiwanese houses like? part 1: Austronesian and Qin dynasty architecture

In Taipei I visited the Lin an Tai Historical house in Northern Taipei next to the Keelung river. It is a red bricked house with Chinese style saddle roof. It has multiple rooms and is surrounded by a beautiful garden with ponds. As I walked there I wondered myself what traditional houses were like in … Read more

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