Historic relics & Exotic gatherings in Taichung city

If you are a Buddhist, you may want to visit the Paochueh Temple which was built in 1926 with a giant Buddha statue, attracting lots of tourists from local to overseas. There are two main buildings in this temple, one is Buddha style with spacious place for people to pray and leave with a peaceful…

Places to visit during freezing days

Though January is the coolest month in Taiwan for most of years, with average temperatures from 13 degrees to 16 degrees, we do not provide heater at each public building such as school or business center. It was hardly to snow and that is the reason why people want to visit the mountain when the…

How we celebrate the 2021

For the past few years, people celebrated the New Year just like most countries in this world, we gathered at public places with singers to help us count down to zero with the timer. This year, many city mayors decided to cancel the lively concerts due to Covid-19; instead, citizens can watch the show on…

Taiwanese Weddings

Traditional weddings here start from the engagement ceremony, couples treat families and friends to announce their relationship into legal status. In the past century, the matchmaker would be invited by the rich family, introducing them the best candidate that met their criteria. If the matchmaker successfully matched the marriage, she could have red envelope with…

Winter Solstice

The winter solstice here is a day for celebration for most families, though it is not as big as the New Year’s Eve nor the Lantern Festive, on this day people get together for having some sweet soup with sticky rice balls in many cities in Taiwan. For elders who are still following the lunar…

One day trip in Taipei

Taipei is the most international city among others in Taiwan, attracting not only locals but foreigners to this place for traveling, studying or working. In this modern city, people can enjoy their time at Cafes, exotic restaurants, or shopping malls. When you google Taipei, there are many websites with information of foods, museums, and transportation…

Traditional Snacks & Drink

Seasoned mush (mī -tê) Back to old days when most Taiwanese worked as farmers and people did not have much money for snacks, foods were scarce and businessmen created the same ingredient into another dessert to satisfy our needs. The flour bag can not put on the shelf for long time due to humid climate,…

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…