A Guide to Taiwan Craft Beers:These are our recommendations for this summer

Taiwan Scene has compiled the following list as an easy guide for Taiwan craft beers. Now, have a recommendation on us:

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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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In Appreciation of Taiwan’s ‘National Dish’—Braised Pork Rice

Text by Yawen Cheng Photo by Jr Tan Lin Just what goes into making the perfect bowl of braised pork rice? Let us break it down for you. The beginning of February was cold. A group of people had gathered under the Banyan tree near the Cisheng Mazu Temple, waiting for Auntie Ah-Kui’s braised pork rice…

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Pedaling Along -The Green, Smart Way to Move About and Get to Know Taiwan

Bicycling has become one of the most popular leisure activities in Taiwan over the past decade or so, and because of this popularity, riding has become increasingly convenient for both local residents and foreign visitors.

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Keelung: Seaport City of Deep Character

Keelung (基隆; pronounced “jee-long”), Taiwan’s second-busiest seaport after Kaohsiung, combines frenetic energy, distinctive local color, and great seafood with a long and fascinating history.

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The Sun Moon Lake National Scenic Area – An Experience Wholly Different Every Few Hours

Sun Moon Lake (日月潭) has been a lodestar Taiwan tourist destination for many decades. Yet up to just 15 years ago the visitor experience here was largely restricted to a narrow range of options – static views of the pretty body of water from the shore, tour-boat rides, and visits to a limited array of cultural attractions. Today the options menu is far deeper and richer, calling for repeated visits to the lake and surrounding area and making each an experience wholly different from those prior, and those yet to come.

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Jiufen, Jinguashi, & Shuinandong- Exploring the History and Scenery of Three Attractive Tourist Towns in Northeast Taiwan

While Jiufen, sitting high on a hillside, has perhaps the best setting and the most popular teahouses, Jinguashi (金瓜石), in a valley on the south side of Mt. Keelung is the best place to find out what got the whole gold and copper mining era here started, well over a century ago.

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Into the Mountains – Exploring Taipei City’s Outskirts

Another great thing about Taipei is how quickly you can leave the city center and spend a day with Mother Nature. Hiking trails, hot springs, and mountain scenery are just a short bus ride away.

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