Visiting Kaohsiung, Southern Taiwan’s Largest City

Not long ago, Kaohsiung wasn’t really on the international travel map. Sure, people in Taiwan knew it was a pretty relaxed city, but most international travelers visiting Taiwan chose the bright lights of Taipei, the majesty of Hualien, the history of Tainan or the scenery of Taitung over the arguably more subtle charms of southern…

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In search of the elusive Formosan black bear in Taiwan

Hualien from the airplane window was lovely enough to warrant a full day’s exploration, but on that day we would only be passing through. We were headed further down south in search of the elusive Formosan black bear (台灣黑熊). Without even stopping for coffee, we left the city by train, bound for the town of Yuli.

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How to Pack for Your Trip to Taiwan

Taiwan is known for its tropical forests, breath-taking mountains, and dramatic sea views. It can be tricky knowing how to pack for so many scenarios but don’t worry. In this article, we’ll help you decide how to pack for your trip to Taiwan!

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Everything You Need to Know about Dragon Boat Festival in Taiwan

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.

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5 Restaurants to Check out During Taiwan’s First GQ Meat Festival

GQ magazine has launched Taiwan’s first-ever GQ Meat Festival, highlighting the best meat dishes and restaurants across Taipei. Taiwan Scene have selected five restaurants, as well as a special menu pick from each, for you to try at Taiwan’s GQ Meat Festival.

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Taipei Celebrates Our Pride

There’s never been a better time for GLBTQ travelers to come to Taiwan. Arguably Asia’s most progressive country (Taiwan’s military struck down sexuality-based discrimination way back in 2002), just this year our highest court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage, clearing the way for full marriage equality. And if there’s never been a better time to visit Taiwan, there’s no better time of year than late October. For starters, the weather is great, with the hot summer behind and wet winter yet to come. More importantly, October is when Taipei’s Pride festival, the largest Gay event in Taiwan and a major global pride event occurs.

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Eight More Questions asked on Quora by the Taiwan-Curious

Does Taipei 101 have base isolators to prevent from earthquakes? What are some good gluten free options at Chinese restaurants? Taiwan Scene replied eight common asked questions on Quora by the Taiwan-Curious.

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The Etiquette for Sending Flowers in Taiwan: Do’s and Don’ts

WORDS BY Jenna Lynn Cody PHOTOS BY Artsy Vibes, César Gaviriam, Niccole Lim, Alisa Anton, Natasha Welingkar, Rebecca Matthews Taiwan is an island with a huge variety of flowers. Orange daylilies blanket the east coast mountains in late summer. Calla lilies draw visitors to Yangmingshan in early spring, competing with the kapok trees flowering in…

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An ancient Chinese tradition made modern: Taiwan’s 2019 Kaohsiung Neimen Song Jiang Battle Array

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.

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Hiking through Taiwan’s great outdoors: A Long Walk On the Old DanLan Trail

Taiwan Scene’s Editor-in-Chief spends the day hiking on a historic trail connecting Taipei City and Yilan, getting out of the city and exploring Taiwan’s natural outdoor beauty.

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