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.

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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…

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Taiwan Seen: Henry Gerard of Dida Creamery

For the first installment of Taiwan Seen, we spoke to Henry Gerard, a Taichung-based cheese maker from Los Angeles, who has been making cheese in Taiwan with his wife Brenda at Dida Creamery for the past four years

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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

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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.

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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.

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Travel Insider: MyTaiwanTour Tour Guide Ting

Ting is one of MyTaiwanTour’s senior tour guides. For four and a half years at MyTaiwanTour, the number of guests he has received has been many and the stories from her numerous encounters with travelers will last long in her memory.

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