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.
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.
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.
2009/4/16, 1 Comment
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.
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.
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.
Along the seashore of Tainan (台南) in southern Taiwan there are a large number of lands that were traditionally used for making salt.
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.
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.
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...