30 Authentic Taiwanese Experiences

Are you thinking about visiting Taiwan? Here is a list of some of my favorite authentic Taiwanese experiences. What do you think you would try first? Continue Reading →

Ghost Month in Taiwan – The Hungry Ghosts of Isla Formosa

The Taiwanese are a naturally superstitious people, and this is particularly evident during Ghost Month in Taiwan, also know as the Hungry Ghost Festival. Continue Reading →

Get Spirited Away by the Village of Jiufen in Taiwan

You only need to visit Jiufen once to see the magic in this place. A small village located in the mountains of Northern Taiwan, Jiufen is located in the Ruifang District of New Taipei City. Continue Reading →

Tomb Sweeping Day in Taiwan – Remembering Our Ancestors

Tomb Sweeping Day is a Chinese holiday that is celebrated in April. On this day, Chinese families visit the family tomb to pay respect to their ancestors. Continue Reading →

Jiufen – A Step into Taiwan’s Past

I have heard a lot about Jiufen in Northern Taiwan. It was once a prosperous mining town that experienced a tourism boom in 1989, when Ang Li made a film called City of Sadness there. Since then, everything I’ve read about Jiufen has said it’s a must-see attraction in Taiwan. I have been hankering to take a look since I arrived in Taiwan. Continue Reading →

Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Monastery in Kaohsiung, Southern Taiwan

Have you ever wondered about what it might be like to live like a monk? Well, your chance is here. Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Memorial Monastery in Southern Kaohsiung offers this unique experience in English and Chinese at its Weekend Temple Retreat Continue Reading →

Lin An Tai Historical House and Museum in Taipei

Lin An Tai Historical House and Museum is one of the oldest houses in Taipei. It dates back to 1783. This traditional Fujianese-style home looks like something straight out of a traditional Chinese watercolor painting. Continue Reading →

Sanchon: Seoul’s Premier Buddhist Vegetarian Restaurant – A Culinary Delight

Sanchon is a Buddhist Vegetarian restaurant set in the heart of Insadong in Seoul, South Korea. It offers traditional Buddhist temple food and cultural performances that offer patrons a window onto South Korean culture. Continue Reading →