Traveling to Taipei During Ghost Month

You’ve landed in Taiwan during Ghost Month (鬼月), observed during the seventh month of the lunar calendar. Don’t worry. It’s a good idea, however, to have some knowledge of why and how Ghost Month is celebrated, as well as what actions you may want to avoid.

Read More

Belle of the Zhiben Hot-Spring Ball The Hotel Royal Chihpen

Words by Rick Charette Let’s spend a little time getting to know a place with a legitimate claim to being Taiwan’s premier hot-spring resort hotel. When the Japanese controlled Taiwan as a colony from 1895 to 1945, they transplanted their love of genteel mineral-spring soaking to the island. A distinctive Taiwanese hot-spring culture then bubbled…

Read More

Pursue Your Happiness: How You Can Pay Respects to Yue Lao, the God of Marriage and Love

According to Taiwanese folk tales, Zhinu, also known as the Seven Star Maiden (七娘), will reveal a book listing all the unmarried men and women on Qixi (the day of July 7 of the lunar calendar) each year

Read More

Taiwan Knows Food: A Guide to Taipei’s Michelin-Worthy Night Markets

Night markets are a must-visit for all visitors, and here Taiwan Scene explores all 24 stalls from various Taipei night markets recently listed in the Michelin Guide, including 15 shops that are appearing in the guide for the very first time.

Read More

Three Alternative Ways to Experience Food in Taipei

Taipei is a city of food, and it’s become one of the most popular travel destinations in Asia for that very reason. Beyond your standard sitdown restaurant, here are three different ways for you to experience some of the city’s top culinary delights.

Read More

4 Classic Ice Cream Shops in Taipei

During the hot summer days in Taiwan, come and have a cooling icy dessert to beat the heat. These four old, famed ice cream shops in Taipei are sure to full you with sweet memories.

Read More

Take a hike: the best hiking trails in Taiwan

Taiwan is a must-visit destination for fans of the great outdoors. From sprawling national parks to magnificent mountain peaks, whether it’s a leisurely stroll or a more challenging climb, Taiwan’s got you covered. Read on for all you need to know about how and where to hike in Taiwan.

Read More

10 foods you need to try in Taipei

Ever growing as a popular destination for foodies, Taiwan’s culinary scene is up there with the best in Asia, and each of these ten foods is a must-try.

Read More

Michelin Guide Showcases Taipei’s Thriving Culinary Scene: From Street Eats to Tasting Menus

Taipei is known for its night markets, beef noodles and dumplings, but what does that mean for Michelin? In the second edition of the Taipei Michelin Guide, over 50 street eats were included in the 58 Bib Gourmand selections.
From shaved ice to modern tasting menus, let the food blogger Joan H. tell you nine Michelin worthy spots that you shouldn’t miss in Taipei.

Read More