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.
Jiufen in Northern Taiwan was once a prosperous mining town that experienced a tourism boom in 1989, when Ang Li made a film called City of Sadness there.
The Sanyi Woodcarving Festival has been held in Taiwan each year since 1990. It attracts countless woodcarvers and art lovers from around the world.
Taipei is a city that never sleeps. Many travelers focus on Taipei’s main attractions to cross off their lists, but here are some unique adventures to try.
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.
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.
On April 4th, 2012, the often neglected hillside cemeteries and graveyards of Taiwan will become hives of activity as families prepare for Tomb Sweeping Day (Ching Ming Jie). Tomb Sweeping Day in Taiwan is a day for Taiwanese families show their love and respect for their ancestors by visiting their graves.
This guest blog is by Ava Apollo. When she’s not writing for MSW, she’s blogging about adventure travel at bemytravelmuse.com. Have you ever found yourself taking a drive down a roadside in Taiwan, when out of the corner of your eye you catch a scantily-clad la mei (“hot” girl) working behind glass walls? Whether you have or […]
MSW interviews Rich Matheson, a cultural and editorial photographer in Taiwan who has been featured in publications such as CNN Traveler and Taiwan Fun.
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