Nowadays, Taiwan’s tea production is still going strong, with around 20 percent of the world’s oolong tea being produced here, along with the mass production of green tea, black tea, pu’er and specific varieties produced exclusively here in Taiwan such as Tieguanyin and Dayuling. Don’t know what any of these are? Pop the kettle on and read on to get clued-up on all things Taiwanese tea.Read More
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
There’s no shortage of things to do in Taipei’s dynamic capital city, but if you’re only here for a short time and need to winnow it down to six must have experiences, these are our picks:Read More
Summer is a wonderful time when festivals are all over Taiwan.
Here’s a few festivals that TaiwanScene list for you.
Falling on the fifth day of the fifth month of the lunar calendar, Dragon Boat Festival is a holiday that involves racing Dragon Boats, eating zongzi and more.Read More
Dongtai Cloth Shoes Shop (東台布鞋莊) is hidden within an alley of the Chengzhong Open-Air Market (城中市場) off Wuchang Street (武昌街).
TaiwanScene is going to show you how this particular shoe shop mesmerizes tourists, embroiders new ideas on shoe uppers, and custom-made comfort to bring in swarms of orders.
Papercraft artist Johan Cheng has been in the field for more than seven years, and the reason that urged her to put penknife to paper was a car accident in her last year of college. Though she already had a job waiting for her after graduation, during her recuperation period Johan couldn’t help wondering about her future path, her field, and her life in general.Read More
Taiwan is rich in festivals celebrating local folk religions, community and cultural pride. Visitors lucky enough to find themselves in Kaohsiung’s Neimen district during the week of March 29th- April 6 were in for a rare spectacle indeed as the normally quiet town well north of Taiwan’s bustling southern metropolis played host to the annual Song Jiang Battle Array.Read More
Named by the Discovery Channel as one of the top three religious festivals in the world, the Dajia Mazu holy pilgrimage attracts large numbers of people of Chinese descent from abroad and foreign travelers alike. What makes the Mazu pilgrimage so special and fascinating that participants keep walking, determined to never look back, even when they have painful blisters on their feet?Read More
The Baosheng Cultural Festival (保生文化祭) is an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in Taiwanese culture. Originally a birthday party for Baosheng Emperor (保生大帝), the god of medicine, the festivities have grown into a two month-long celebration of Taiwan’s history and culture. At the center of it all is Dalongdong Baoan Temple (大龍峒保安宮) in Taipei, where the deity Baosheng Emperor celebrates his birthday during the third lunar month.Read More