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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.
2010/4/15
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.
2010/4/15
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).
2010/2/28
 - Chiayi
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Lantern Festival celebrations spread across cities and counties
2010/2/28
 - Chiayi
Quality time on two wheels
Since the surge of the cycling trend, several old roads and tunnels have been recycled into biking trails in the past five years, leaving nothing to waste.
2009/11/25
Geeking out the fun way
Taichung City possesses multiple characteristics that are one of a kind, forming a unique identity.
2009/11/11
More than meets the eye
Unlike many other major cities in Taiwan, Chiayi City hasn't exactly been a top tourist draw, but most of them don't know what they're missing.
2009/10/21
 - Chiayi
Windmills and tiny crabs at the Kaomei Wetlands
Some of the best travel experiences may come as a surprise, when one does not know quite what to expect. My encounter with the Kaomei (高美) Wetlands, near Taichung (台中), came as just such an experience.
2009/9/7
Changhua's stately Confucius temple
Despite its size – in terms of population it's one of Taiwan's ten largest cities – and economic importance, Changhua (彰化) isn't a leading tourist destinations.
2009/8/10
Lugang's glass gallery
Lugang (鹿港) in Central Taiwan is rightly known for its traditional architecture and stunning temples. Most of its inhabitants, of course, live thoroughly modern lifestyles, and the township has its share of factories.
2009/6/29
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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