Some countries lean more toward etiquette than others. Japan is one of those countries. (Image:  OiMax/Flickr  /  CC By 2.0)

10 Things Not to Do in Japan

Traveling can be an amazing eye-opener — getting to experience a different culture, learning a foreign language, or just being able to get the chance of observing the human condition from a different perspective. Some countries lean more toward etiquette than…

Seated stone-carved Maitreya, Leshan Giant Buddha in Sichuan, China. (Image:  Ariel Steiner via  flickr  CC BY-SA 2.5)

Legend of the Xiangguo Temple

Huiyun was a monk from a monastery in Luoyang during the Tang Dynasty. In the first year of the Linde era of Emperor Tang Gaozong’s reign (A.D. 664-665), Huiyun at 10 years of age decided to become a monk. His father…

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10 Things Not to Do in Japan

Traveling can be an amazing eye-opener — getting to experience a different culture, learning a foreign language, or just being able to get the chance of observing the human condition…

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A Father Who Had No Fear of Ghosts

A public official named Ji Xiao Lan described what happened when he was appointed as the supervisor of the Office of Education and Examination in Fuzhou City during the Ming…

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Legend of the Xiangguo Temple

Huiyun was a monk from a monastery in Luoyang during the Tang Dynasty. In the first year of the Linde era of Emperor Tang Gaozong’s reign (A.D. 664-665), Huiyun at…

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A Wetland With Lovely Night-Blooming Flowers

Situated in the Dongshan River drainage area in northern  Taiwan‘s Yilan County, Yilan 52-jia Wetland (宜蘭五十二甲溼地) is one of the 41 National Class Wetlands designated by the Taiwanese government in…

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Dragon Boat Festival Activities

Cheered on by thousands and accompanied by the loud sounds of drums, gongs, and firecrackers, long and narrow boats decorated with colorful dragon heads, tails, and scales race in rivers…

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A Small Island That Abounds With Natural Beauty

Liuqiu, also called Xiao Liuqiu or Little Liuqiu (小琉球), is a beautiful island with abundant coral reefs. It is approximately 15 kilometers off the west coast of Southern Taiwan’s Pingtung…

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The First Mother’s Day

There is one special day of the year we all need to remember, and that is Mother’s Day.  Our mothers are treasures, and it’s important to have a day to…

The Modern Age of Capsule Hotels

The latest buzz of capsule hotels is of a mini hotel within a bookstore. City Lights in Zhengzhou, China’s Henan Province, is a bookstore that houses 12 capsule rooms.

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A Secluded Organic Farm Nestled Among Beautiful Gardens

Offering delectable organic gourmet dishes made with fresh ingredients in a casual setting, Fangyu Farm (芳裕農場) is a famous restaurant situated in a small picturesque valley in Keelung City’s Maling Keng (瑪陵坑)…