Guide to Taiwan Lantern Festival 2023 in Taipei: 10 must-see lanterns

Taiwan Lantern Festival 2023 (Feb 5-19) has returned to Taipei after 23 years! This article will guide you to a full lantern tour in Taipei.

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Sleepless Nights: 
A Night Owl’s Guide to Taipei 

In this article, four popular dining spots in Taipei that are open late to satisfy your stomach and taste buds while enjoying the sleepless vibe of Taipei’s winter nights. 

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The Light of Taipei Cuisine: 
Michelin Bib Gourmand Award 2022 

The 2022 Michelin Bib Gourmand Award list for Taipei has been released, and here are six new local restaurants throughout the city that have been featured. We highly recommend you to visit these restaurants and try their award-winning dishes. 

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After 23 Years, Home at Last!  The Taiwan Lantern Festival in Taipei  

The nights of Taipei will be ablaze with festive light from February 5th to the 19th, 2023, with the staging of the Taiwan Lantern Festival in Taipei (台灣燈會在台北). This will be the first major international tourism event of the 2023 calendar, attracting revellers from all around Taiwan and the globe, and also one of the first international extravaganzas to hit the stage since Taiwan’s easing of COVID border restrictions in October.

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Six of the Best Weekend Viewing Spots:
Wintertime Bald Cypress Artwork

People in Taiwan love the beauty of bald cypress, in this article we’ll take you to Taipei’s prime viewing spots for these beautiful plants. 

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City of Light: Six Night Scenes in Taipei

Taipeiers, famous for staying up late for food and drink, will also go out of their way to enjoy glittering night views from one of the city’s many scenic spots, and there are indeed a plethora to choose from. Taipei may be in a natural basin bisected by rivers, but it’s also surrounded by mountains and dotted with hills.

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The Renaissance of Music:
A Revival of CDs and Cassettes

We explore two record shops, BTB Music Workshop and RK Record, both long- standing Taipei institutions that can shed light on the local music industry with their experience and observations.

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Adventures in Taipei’s Best Inclusive Children Playgrounds

If you want to find inclusive playgrounds and parks for your kid, then this is the article you can not miss. Perfect for a cool autumn day.

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Exploring a Manga Artist’s Daydream

It is here in Beitou — among the intense spirituality, raw natural beauty, and rich cultural history — that comic book artist Jeffrey Chien (簡士頡) grew up. His debut serial online comic series takes its name from the old indigenous name of his neighborhood (though with a slightly different spelling): Pataauw: The Witches of Beitou.

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Breaking the Stereotypes of the Unhoused: Yo Wash Creates a New Look for Taipei

The work was done by local unhoused people hired and trained by Yo Wash to clean up the city and the community, simultaneously removing the stigma surrounding unhoused people, and regaining their self-confidence and dignity.

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