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Tung Blossom Festival showcases Hakka culture
The annual Hakka Tung Blossom Festival (客家桐花祭) is the biggest and most famous floral festival in Taiwan. In 2010, the organizer, Cabinet-level Council for Hakka Affairs (行政院客家委員會).
 > Miaoli
 
Mazu worship binds Taiwanese people
As an island and an oceanic country, Taiwan has long loved and revered the sea. Since its earlier days as a fishing-based economy, the people in this nation have honored the Chinese sea goddess Mazu (媽祖), also spelled Matsu, as its patron deity.
 
En route to Mazu procession
Every spring, Dajia (大甲) in Taichung County (台中縣) becomes a center of religious and tourist activity in celebration of the birthday of Mazu (媽祖), also spelled Matsu, the deity that is said to watch over sailors and fishermen.
 
Chiayi City hosts Taiwan Lantern Festival
The southwestern city of Chiayi (嘉義市) is expecting huge crowds today for the Chinese calendar's second most important festival: the Lantern Festival (元宵節).
 > Chiayi
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Lantern Festival celebrations spread across cities and counties
 > Chiayi
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In Penghu Waters
Being an island enveloped in large bodies of water, Taiwan naturally comes with a culture that features aspects related to the sea, such as ocean life, beach culture or even bridge building.
 > Penghu
 
Way Up High in Taipei
So where is the coolest part of town nowadays? The answer is one of the last places in Taipei City to be developed: the Xinyi District.
 > Taipei
 
Close to Nature, Closer to the Culture
As the entryway to the magnificent Kenting National Park – one of Taiwan's seven national parks – Hengchun often houses more tourists than locals.
 
Lighten Up!
As the main export hub in Taiwan, Kaohsiung City is home to important ports and Taiwan's navy, in addition to manufacturing, shipbuilding and refining businesses, giving the city an industrial character since the last century.
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Revive the alluring moment
Danshui is the perfect spot for a short bike ride alongside the river and a stroll down beautiful walkways. It also offers visitors an enjoyable moment as the sun descends into the water.
 > Taipei
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