Nan Tian Temple (Nantiangong) in Suao is one of the most famous temples in Taiwan with its 200kg pure gold Mazu figurine as well as another Mazu figurine carved from a piece of huge jade.
Vintage town of Jiufen, Taiwan
Jiufen (or Jioufen) is a small town in northern Taiwan famous for its nostalgic old street, food and ocean view. Jiufen was a prosperous gold mining town since 1890s but its popularity faded as the gold resource was depleting since 1950s.
Jiufen was given a new life in 1989 when award winning movie “A City of Sadness” (directed by Hou Hsiao Hsien and starred Tony Leung etc.) was filmed there. Jiufen has become a popular tourist spot since then and a favourite weekend getaway location for Taipei folks.
Shilin Night Market, Taipei, Taiwan
Taipei’s Shilin Night Market is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Taiwan, famous for its abundance of Taiwanese street food. The place was the first stop for my Taiwan trip in late April 2008…
Going to Taiwan
Will be boarding the flight to Taiwan in a few hours. This site will not be updated for the next 7-8 days, and I’ll not be replying to any comments during this period.
Sharing with you here a few videos about Taiwan culture and lifestyle.
First, a promotional vid featuring pop star Jolin Tsai and veteran director Woo Nian Jen for the Welcome 2 Taiwan tourism campaign…