Gods Rush In at the King Boat Festival

A swath of fireworks exploded simultaneously. The drums began banging together, joined by gongs and cymbals. A thousand balloons were suddenly released from a spot on the southern end of the beach as people clapped. The drumming stopped. Those still possessed began to come out of their trances, all at once, and reverted to being human. Red sashes were shed.

The Thousand Year Grandfather had arrived!

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Holy Conflagrations: Boat Burnings at Taiwan’s King Boat Festival

Pingtung County’s Donggang Township will be the scene of the King Boat Festival, held every three years, from October 28 to November 4 this autumn, 2018.

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Eight Amazing Ways to Celebrate New Years in Taiwan

Taiwan Scene explores eight ways to spend the holiday in Taiwan.

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First Dawn Flight, Tribal Rites and Beautiful Taitung: A Unique Way to Spend New Years in Taiwan

There are plenty of ways to experience New Years in Taiwan, but few will wind up being as unique, epic and culturally enlightening as a full day tour incorporating a private sunrise flight.

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Taiwan’s Architecture Comes of Age

Architecturally speaking, Taiwan was looking towards the future.So what does the future hold for Taiwan’s Architecture Scene?  

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Bar Surfing Taipei Cocktail Festival Unveils the Uniqueness of Taiwan’s Cocktail Scene

Taiwan Scene recently sat down with Fay Chen, spokesperson of the Bar Surfing team to learn about the creation of this celebratory social event, as well as the history of cocktail making in Taiwan.

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Getting the Most from Ghost Month in Taiwan

Ghost Month, as the name implies, lasts a full thirty days and has several associated festivals. In this article, we’ll be talking about the traditions, taboos and individual festivals associated with Ghost Month in Taiwan.

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The Chishang Autumn Harvest Festival: Culture, Beauty And World Class Entertainment

Taitung County’s Chishang is known for bicycling, beauty and agriculture. But in October, it’s known for something else: An annual harvest festival filled with food, culture and world-class entertainment, The Chishang Autumn Harvest Festival.

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13 Tips for having a deeper Taiwan Temple experience

Taiwan has thousands of temples, ranging from large multi-story buildings bearing multiple shrines and countless deities to small single-shrine structures barely big enough to fit a single god. Taiwanese temples can be dedicated to Taoist, Buddhist or Confucian beliefs, and often times multiple faiths (and deities) coexist peacefully under one roof.

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Remembering Taiwan’s Kinkaseki POW Camp on Tomb Sweeping Day

ost people visiting the northernmost tip of Taiwan come to see Jiufen or Jinguashi, two of the area’s most popular tourist destinations. Few take the time to visit the monument lying just a few minute’s walk from Jinguashi marking the site of Kinkaseki, one of the most notorious Japanese POW camps of WW2.

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