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…

The medical system

The medical system is one of our outstanding services in Taiwan, though hardworking for some doctors and nurses, its convenience benefits many people who live here. The clinics and hospitals are mainly western style, the system that people are familiar with in the West. Each citizen here can join the national health system as long…

10 must eat street foods in Taiwan

Night market is the icon that most Taiwanese recognize as one of our food cultures. We like to buy things and eat at the night market due to its convenience and cheap price. Most of the foods there are Taiwan style, but sometimes the exotic foods are included. People visit there for eating, so normally…

Things you can experience in Taiwan

Go shrimping If you are fond of nature and enjoy the sunny day with ponds and lakes while fishing, it may be a different style for you to catch your own shrimps. In Taiwan, people go shrimping at the spacious indoor place and chat with friends while eating. You can enjoy your beer or any…