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 →

The Stunning Temples and Pagodas of Lotus Pond in Kaohsiung, Southern Taiwan

If you’re a temple lover in Taiwan, one of the best places to visit is Lotus Pond in Kaogshiung, Southern Taiwan. It’s also known as Lotus Lake. Continue Reading →

Taoist Symbolism in Taiwan

Lately, one of my favorite past times in Taiwan has been visiting local Taoist temples, which can be found in almost every nook and cranny. I rode my bike to the main Taoist temple here in Shu-lin to take some photographs of the magnificent artwork featured on every available surface within the compound. I am literally entranced by these temples and spent hours today wandering around admiring the multi-colored hues of mythical creatures and local deities. It’s like looking at Continue Reading →