Sun Moon Lake & Mermaid

If you have ever visited Taiwan, you probably heard about Sun Moon Lake which is located in central Taiwan with mountains surround the area. There are plenty of natural species and beautiful seasons, it is also a well-known tourist attraction for both domestic and foreign visitors. Here you could enjoy outdoor activities such as mountain…

Traditional Five Clans

Long before I could remember, there are five big clans located in Taiwan with their influences on economics, cultures, and politics across different times. They are Lim Family in Wufong, Banciao, Chen Family in Kaohsiung, Yen Family in Keelung, and Koo Family in Changhua. If you visit Taichung, don’t forget to see the garden of…

The Last Supper (Taiwan version)

Ancient tales said that Taiwanese liked to pray to the Gods and ghosts were even included, lots of celebrations were held during the winter season. There were a series of winter festivals by that time, and almost everyone was involved. According to the tale, there was a lantern monkey which was there with Gods and…

Representative Animals

Taiwan is the island where people and animals are populated under the mild weather and beautiful seasons. Formosan sika deer were wide situated here long ago, and the history of deer can be traced back to 1744. In 18 century, people started to hunt deer and trade these animals. After a period of time, the…

Ancient empires

Once upon a time, there was a kingdom located in central Taiwan with almost 27 different tribes ruled the island. The Papora was the main ethnic group among others, also there were Babuza, Pazeh, and Taokas people. The King, Kamachat Aslamie, commonly known as Lelien by native people and Tuā-tōo Ông by Ho-lo Taiwanese, which…

Flower plantation

Over the past few years’ dedication to flower plantations, the orchids have become the most prestigious flowers for Taiwan in the world. Though the resources were shortage with less fund for the first time, we could not research and plant the best seed for orchids during the first decade; right now we have orchid association…

Taiwanese paintings

Traditional paintings in Taiwan were affected by Chinese cultures hundred years ago, during Japanese colonization with its culture and Western styles introduced here, bringing a new element to our painting world and changing the history. After KMT Chinese army retreated to Taiwan, replacing the previous styles including Japanese and setting the new standard for the…

Traditional artifacts

Ceramics Ceramics is one of our cultural artifacts for few centuries and continues to serve their function in our daily life in different forms. If you visit Yingge, there is an area full of ceramic sculptures for travelers to enjoy the environment and collect as antiques. Nowadays people use tea cups or rice bowls made…

The rice culture

Like many Asian countries in the world, Taiwan consumes the rice as one of staples in our daily life. Back to half century ago, lots of farmers grew their rice and traded with money. Nowadays, many researchers study and find the best way to grow new species for us, and contribute to the variety of…

The myths of ghosts and gods

Some of the local dramas especially those in Taiwanese language, are filmed with ghost stories to teach people lessons. The story behind the scene could be the rich family who owned the big house with lots of servants and wives. Just like the normal palace in this world, different women fought with each other or…