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Tainan City — the elegant capital
Need to escape for a few days? Breaking free for the weekend is easy in Taiwan, especially when you don't need a passport to feel like you're worlds away.
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Jung Yuan Pu Du
Pu Du (universal salvation) are sacrificial rites with the intention of appeasing ghosts with no heirs to care for them. Jung Yuan Pu Du falls on the fifteenth day of the seventh month of the lunar calendar.
A jaunt along the coast of southern Chiayi and northern Tainan
Take a quick jaunt along the coast of southern Chiayi (嘉義) and northern Tainan (台南) counties and it soon becomes apparent what the major industry is (or rather was) in this part of Taiwan: salt.
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On the trail of Taiwan's Confucius
Everyone in Taiwan knows the story of Koxinga (鄭成功), the Ming Dynasty loyalist who fled to the island from the Chinese mainland, and defeated the Dutchmen then ruling Tainan (台南) and its hinterland.
Take a fishing raft to tour the Cigu Lagoon
I have had many boat tour experiences in Taiwan, but it was a new experience for me to have an educational and ecological raft tour in Cigu Lagoon (七股潟湖) in Tainan (台南), southern Taiwan.
Taiwan's Jianshanpi Reservoir successfully transformed into popular tourist resort
Of the many reservoirs in Tainan which make up the major part of the Siraya (西拉雅) National Scenic Area, the Jianshanpi Reservoir (尖山埤水庫) is not the largest, but it is a very well-constructed one.
Jingzaijiao tile-paved salt fields
Along the seashore of Tainan (台南) in southern Taiwan there are a large number of lands that were traditionally used for making salt.
Jingliao: Modern church, ancient homes
Houbi (後壁), a rural township in Tainan County (台南縣), is best known these days for being the center of Taiwan's thriving orchid export industry and the site of an annual orchid-related trade show.
Taiwan's newest forests
Interest in and concern for the world's forests has never been greater. Trees are seen as important weapons in the fight against global warming because they absorb carbon dioxide, an important greenhouse gas.
From the Japanese era: Shanshang's watercourse
Shanshang Township (山上鄉) is one of the most bucolic parts of Tainan County (台南縣). The population is less than 8,000. Many residents are fruit farmers...
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