Taiwan

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…

The 2017 Yilan Green Expo (宜蘭綠色博覽會) in northeast Taiwan. (Image: Billy Shyu/Vision Times)

The 2017 Yilan Green Expo in Taiwan

The 2017 Yilan Green Expo (宜蘭綠色博覽會) was held at Dongshan River Ecoark (冬山河生態綠舟) by the Yilan County Government in northeast Taiwan from April 1 to May 14, 2017. Featuring the concepts of ecology, green energy, green industry, and environmental education,…

The Twin Candlestick Islets are located just outside of Jinshan Cape on Taiwan’s north coast. (Image: Billy Shyu/Vision Times)

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 to plate tectonic processes and coastal erosion.

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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…

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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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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 2017 Dragon Boat Festival in Taiwan

The Dragon Boat Festival is one of the most important traditional festivals in Taiwan. It is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month of the lunar calendar.

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The 2017 Yilan Green Expo in Taiwan

The 2017 Yilan Green Expo (宜蘭綠色博覽會) was held at Dongshan River Ecoark (冬山河生態綠舟) by the Yilan County Government in northeast Taiwan from April 1 to May 14, 2017. Featuring the…

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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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Award Winning Violin Maker Truly Touched by Shen Yun

As an internationally known musician and violin maker who has attracted the interest of musical instrument collectors and the Japanese Imperial Family, Tsai Ming-chu attended the Shen Yun Performing Arts show…

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Tea Art Improves One’s Character

Ancient Chinese ceremony changes people’s lives With enrolments in etiquette schools booming around the world, an alternative method for teaching etiquette is growing in Taiwan. Students there learn etiquette via…

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The Cradle of Craft Innovation in Taiwan

Located in Nantou County’s Caotun Township in central Taiwan, the National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute (NTCRD) is an agency of Taiwan’s Ministry of Culture. The purpose of the NTCRD is…