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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Cooking and History With The Amis Tribe in Tafalong, Hualien

The East Rift Valley between Hualien and Taitung is one of the prettiest and most laid back parts of the country. In this article, we bring you to the Amis Village of Tafalong in this area to try and make some traditional Amis dishes and learn more about the tribe.

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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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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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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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The Matsu Islands

If you want to visit the Matsu islands, here are some travel tips and spots about Dongyin and Dongju to make you enjoy the trip much more!

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The Mother Goddess of Taiwan

Mazu worship is concentrated along China’s southeast coast, in Taiwan, and amongst the Chinese diaspora of Southeast Asia. According to legend, back in the late 10th century a mortal lass living along China’s southeast coast, named Lin Mo-niang (林默娘), went into a trance and magically saved seafaring male family members who’d been caught out at sea in a storm. Soon thereafter she ascended to heaven, becoming an immortal. (There are many legend variations; learn more in the “Mazu” Wikipedia entry.)

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Stepping on the Stage of Dreams: Three Artists Share Their Taipei Dreams with the World

Artful autumn is coming! We have invited three groups of stars to share their stories about how to make their dreams come true in Taipei.

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Making Taipei a Foreigner-Friendly City: Improving Multilingual Services

Over the past decade, Taipei has been elevated to the elite among the most livable and best destinations for travel among Asian cities in many international indexes. Its flourishing business activities, rich and easily accessible natural resources, deep well of cultural attractions, and warm, inviting locals attract people from around the world both to visit and to live.

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