Taiwan

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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How Mao’s Plan to Invade Taiwan Was Thwarted

According to historical records, Mao Zedong and his commander of 3rd Field Army, General Su Yu, planned a large-scale military operation to invade Taiwan by the year’s end in 1950.…

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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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The Largest International Auto Show in History

Boasting the largest automobile exhibition in history, the 2018 Taipei International Auto Show is being held at Taiwan’s Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center from December 30, 2017 through January 7, 2018.…

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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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An Expo That Features Hakka Culture

To promote Hakka culture, Taiwan’s Hakka Affairs Council (客家委員會) has organized the Hakka Expos in Taipei once every two years. This year’s event was held at the Taipei World Trade…

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A Legendary Bonsai Master and Her Museum

Never before has a woman been so dedicated to bonsai art as Amy Liang (梁悅美). A native Taiwanese, she was born into a respected family in northern Taiwan and married a…

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An Interesting Glimpse of Hakka Villages in Taiwan

With a population of 4.53 million, Hakka people account for 19.3 percent of Taiwan’s population, and they are the nation’s second largest ethnic group after Hoklo. Among the Hakka villages scattered…

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Oolong Tea — Alert Without Jitters

Oolong tea is not merely tasty, but its flavonoids also mobilize your inner energy. As various ancient Chinese legends have described, the name oolong means “Black Dragon” or “Black Snake.”…

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The Symphony Orchestra That Touches the Human Heart

Based in New York, Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra is comprised of outstanding musicians from various countries. It is part of Shen Yun Performing Arts, and accompanies its dance company on its world…

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Bonsai Cultivation in Taiwan

Often referred to as silent poetry, 3-D paintings, and a living art, bonsai has been loved by many people across the world, and Taiwan is no exception. The bonsai culture originates…