Taiwan

While they talked and drank the tea, they clicked as though they had been friends for years.  (Image:  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

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.” One of these stories describes how a tea plantation owner…

The bonsai work that won the Han Feng First Prize at the 2017 Han Feng Bonsai Exposition. (Image: Billy Shyu/Vision Times)

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 in Japan, and it has several hundred years of history.…

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…

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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…

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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 2017 Summer Universiade at Taipei City

The 29th Summer Universiade at Taipei City was successfully concluded on August 30. The Team from Taiwan performed brilliantly during the event, winning 90 medals, including 26 gold, which represented…

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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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An Intriguing Children’s Folklore Festival Certified by UNESCO

As a culture and arts festival certified by UNESCO’s International Council of Organizations of Folklore Festivals and Folk Arts (CIOFF), the Yilan International Children’s Folklore and Folkgame Festival (YICFFF宜蘭國際童玩藝術節) has been…

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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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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 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…