Interesting Places

The world's widest gemstone coral tree at the  Chii Lih Museum in northern Taiwan. (Image: Juliet Fu/ Vision Times)

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 County in northern Taiwan, the Chii Lih Museum-Yilan is a…

The former National Taiwan Science Education Center was modeled after the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests in Beijing’s Temple of Heaven. (Image: Billy Shyu/Vision Times)

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 History, the former National Taiwan Science Education Center, the National…

An exquisite bloodstone carving displayed at the Wann Ying Art Garden (萬景藝苑) in Taiwan's Changhua County. (Image: Billy Shyu/Vision Times)

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 12 acres (5 hectares), the Wann Ying Art Garden is…

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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…

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A Celebration of Summertime in Chicago

With an abundance of world-class cultural attractions and amazing architecture, you’ll never be bored in Chicago, regardless of the weather. But the Midwest’s largest city really comes to life in…

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Colorful Hydrangeas in Taiwan

Located in Yangmingshan National Park in northern Taiwan, Zhuzihu, also known as Bamboo Lake (竹子湖), is at a high altitude with rainy and damp weather that creates a perfect environment for nurturing a variety…

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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…