Interesting Places

Located in South Australia, the Flinders Ranges are one of Australia’s most majestic ribbons of mountain ranges. (Image:  Courtesy Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park  /  CC0 1.0)

Flinders Ranges

Located in South Australia, the Flinders Ranges are one of Australia’s most majestic ribbons of mountain ranges. The mountains are one of the state’s greatest tourist attractions, spanning 400 km of the outback from Crystal Brook to Lake Callabonna. The…

The Luodong Forestry Culture Garden (羅東林業文化園區) is a certified environmental and educational facility worth visiting. (Image: Billy Shyu / Vision Times)

A Unique Forestry Culture Garden

Located in northern Taiwan’s Yilan County, the Luodong Forestry Culture Garden (羅東林業文化園區) was opened to the public in 2009. With an area of 39.5 acres (16 hectares), the garden used to be a timber production site of the Luodong Branch…

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Unique Guesthouses With Their Mysterious Tunnels

In addition to the Shilin Official Residence located in Taipei City, there were about 30 guesthouses scattered across Taiwan exclusively for Chiang Kai-shek (1887-1975), late president of the Republic of China…

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A Township Featuring Chewy Rice and Juicy Fruit

As a famous signature rice cultivation area, Chihshang Township (池上鄉) is located in Taiwan’s Taitung County (台東縣) in the East Rift Valley (花東縱谷) between the Central Range (中央山脈) and the…

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Between Heaven and Earth: Jade Lake

In Western culture, gods are given human qualities and they live in the human world. Olympus is where they reside in Greek mythology. Similarly, in Chinese culture, deities took abode…

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Flinders Ranges

Located in South Australia, the Flinders Ranges are one of Australia’s most majestic ribbons of mountain ranges. The mountains are one of the state’s greatest tourist attractions, spanning 400 km…

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A Unique Forestry Culture Garden

Located in northern Taiwan’s Yilan County, the Luodong Forestry Culture Garden (羅東林業文化園區) was opened to the public in 2009. With an area of 39.5 acres (16 hectares), the garden used…

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One of the Biggest Outdoor Jade Bazaars in Asia

Nestled below an elevated passage called Jianguo Overpass (建國高架道路) in the central part of Taipei City, the Taipei Jianguo Holiday Jade Market (臺北建國玉市) boats one of the biggest outdoor jade…

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The Ghost Festival Celebrations in Taiwan

The seventh lunar month, which falls between August 22 and September 19 this year, is a very important month for people living in Taiwan because it is the so-called “Ghost…

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An Intriguing Gemstone Museum in Taiwan

Consisting of the Chii Lih Museum-Yilan (宜蘭綺麗觀光工廠) and the Chii Lih Museum-Taitung (台東綺麗珊瑚博物館), the Chii Lih Museum  (綺麗博物館) is one of the most intriguing museums in the world. Located at Yilan…

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The Nanhai Education Park in Taiwan

Located on Nanhai Road in the Zhongzheng District of Taipei City, the Nanhai Education Park (南海學園) is a compound consisting of cultural and educational facilities, including the National Museum of…

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An Amazing Art Garden in Taiwan

The Wann Ying Art Garden (萬景藝苑 or “Ten-thousand-View Art Garden”), as its name suggests, is a magnificent art garden with numerous exhibits for visitors to explore. Covering an area of about…