First Dawn Flight, Tribal Rites and Beautiful Taitung: A Unique Way to Spend New Years in Taiwan

There are plenty of ways to experience New Years in Taiwan, but few will wind up being as unique, epic and culturally enlightening as a full day tour incorporating a private sunrise flight.

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Celebrating a Bountiful Millet Crop Amis Tribe – Harvest Festival in Hualien and Taitung

Once a year the Amis tribe, in vivid fashion, celebrates the annual harvest. The harvest festival’s events, staged in many indigenous villages of Hualien and Taitung, are characterized by singing, dancing, and feasting on indigenous specialties.

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Journey to Another World – Orchid Island

Lanyu, or Orchid Island, may be on Taiwan’s doorstep – two and a half hours by ferry from Taitung – but it is a world apart. Home to the Tao indigenous people, it has a culture, lifestyle, traditions, cuisine and sense of time and space that are nothing like those on what the Tao call “the mainland.”

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