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Sandiao Cape Lighthouse (三貂角燈塔) is  called the “Eye of Taiwan,” and is a hot spot for wedding photos. (Image: Billy Shyu/ Vision Times)

The Beautiful Lighthouses of Taiwan

As the world’s 22nd largest economy with a land area of approximately 14,400 square miles (36,000 km2), Taiwan is the world’s 39th largest island. It is about 245 miles (395 km) long (north-south) and 90 miles (145 km) across at its widest point, and has a…

Windkanter (風稜石) is one of the most striking features of Fugui Cape (富貴角) in northern Taiwan. (Image: Billy Shyu/ Vision Times)

The Beautiful Fugui Cape in Taiwan

Situated at the northernmost tip of Taiwan island, Fugui Cape (富貴角) was originally called “Dabin (打賓)” or “Dabian (打鞭),” and was described as “hoek” (small peninsula) by the Dutch in 1972. The name was then transliterated as “Fuji,” and was called…

Plum Lake, also known as the Meihua Lake, is a picturesque natural lake surrounded by lush greenery in northern Taiwan. (Image: Billy Shyu/Vision Times)

Beautiful Plum Lake in Taiwan

Located in Yilan County in northeast Taiwan, Plum Lake, also called Meihua Lake, is a natural lake surrounded by lush greenery. It was originally called Dapi (Great Lake), but was renamed by late president Chiang Ching-kuo in the 1970s due…

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5 Notorious China Tourist Traps

China can be an incredibly diverse and beautiful country to visit, but tourists can expect to get ripped off a little at the big tourist sites. Be smart, and don’t…

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The Beautiful Lighthouses of Taiwan

As the world’s 22nd largest economy with a land area of approximately 14,400 square miles (36,000 km2), Taiwan is the world’s 39th largest island. It is about 245 miles (395 km) long (north-south) and 90…

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The Chinese Terra Cotta Warriors

The Chinese Terra Cotta Warriors, also known as the Terra Cotta Army, come from the most significant archaeological excavation of the 20th century, and one of the most sensational archaeological…

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The Beautiful Fugui Cape in Taiwan

Situated at the northernmost tip of Taiwan island, Fugui Cape (富貴角) was originally called “Dabin (打賓)” or “Dabian (打鞭),” and was described as “hoek” (small peninsula) by the Dutch in…

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Taiwan’s Convenience Stores Are Second-to-None

Convenience stores in Taiwan are second-to-none in terms of density and quality of service. As compared to what people can normally buy at their local convenience store, Taiwan’s stores offer…

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Four Great American Road Trips

One of the many, many attractions of the USA is a road trip. Given the vastness of the country, there are some roads that stretch on for thousand of miles.…

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Beautiful Plum Lake in Taiwan

Located in Yilan County in northeast Taiwan, Plum Lake, also called Meihua Lake, is a natural lake surrounded by lush greenery. It was originally called Dapi (Great Lake), but was…

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The Twin Candlestick Islets of Taiwan

Located just outside of Jinshan Cape on Taiwan’s north coast are the Twin Candlestick Islets. Standing about 197 ft. (60 meters) above sea level, the twin islets were originally part of Jinshan Cape, but separated due…

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In Terms of Public Service, Taiwan Is a Standout

Upon arriving at the service lounge of the Qidu District Household Registration Office in Taiwan’s Keelung City, one immediately feels the friendly ambiance of the office. Not only are the public…

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Lunar New Year Shopping in Taiwan

Lunar New Year (農曆新年) is the most important Chinese festival celebrated in Taiwan. During the weeks leading up to the festival, it is the time for locals to purchase Lunar…

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10 Reasons Why Travelers From China Love Taiwan

Lin Wei, Director of the Taiwan Strait Tourism and Travel Association in Beijing, penned 10 reasons why travelers from China love Taiwan. It was published to encourage people from China to…