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Taiwan 101: Part 5. The South

In 'Top One Hundred' mountains, Aboriginal Culture, Chiayi County, Coastal Scenery, Cultural relics, Day hikes, Geological curiosities, History, Kaohsiung City, Mountains, Natural history, Photo Collections, Pingtung County, River Tracing, Tainan City, Temples and local religious beliefs, Traditional festivals, Treks and long walks, Waterfalls by Richard3 Comments

Southern Taiwan has some of the most interesting aboriginal culture on the main island, with atmospheric (and often remote ) villages of Paiwan and Rukai …

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Taiwan 101: Part 4. Western Taiwan

In 'Top One Hundred' mountains, Aboriginal Culture, Ancient trees, Chunghua County, Cultural relics, Day hikes, Geological curiosities, History, Hsinchu County, Miaoli County, Mountains, Nantou County, Natural history, Photo Collections, Taichung City, Temples and local religious beliefs, Treks and long walks, Waterfalls, Yunlin County by Richard4 Comments

In Taiwan 101 western Taiwan is everything from the Hakka lands of Hsinchu and underrated Miaoli, through Taichung City, Changhua, Yunlin (another under-explored corner of …

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Taiwan 101: Part 6. Outlying Islands

In Aboriginal Culture, Coastal Scenery, Cultural relics, Geological curiosities, History, Kinmen County, Matsu Islands (Lienchiang County), Natural history, Outlying Islands, Penghu County (Penghu archipelago), Taitung County, Temples and local religious beliefs, Traditional festivals by Richard2 Comments

My latest book, Taiwan 101: Essential Sights, Hikes and Experiences on Ilha Formosa, will be published in May (in two volumes), and the photos in the …

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Taiwan 101: Part 5. The South

In 'Top One Hundred' mountains, Aboriginal Culture, Chiayi County, Coastal Scenery, Cultural relics, Day hikes, Geological curiosities, History, Kaohsiung City, Mountains, Natural history, Photo Collections, Pingtung County, River Tracing, Tainan City, Temples and local religious beliefs, Traditional festivals, Treks and long walks, Waterfalls by Richard3 Comments

Southern Taiwan has some of the most interesting aboriginal culture on the main island, with atmospheric (and often remote ) villages of Paiwan and Rukai …

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Taiwan 101: Part 4. Western Taiwan

In 'Top One Hundred' mountains, Aboriginal Culture, Ancient trees, Chunghua County, Cultural relics, Day hikes, Geological curiosities, History, Hsinchu County, Miaoli County, Mountains, Nantou County, Natural history, Photo Collections, Taichung City, Temples and local religious beliefs, Treks and long walks, Waterfalls, Yunlin County by Richard4 Comments

In Taiwan 101 western Taiwan is everything from the Hakka lands of Hsinchu and underrated Miaoli, through Taichung City, Changhua, Yunlin (another under-explored corner of …

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Taiwan 101: Part 2. Eastern Taiwan

In Aboriginal Culture, Beaches and swimming spots, Coastal Scenery, Cultural relics, Day hikes, Geological curiosities, History, Hot springs, Hualian County, Mountains, Natural history, Photo Collections, River Tracing, Taitung County, Temples and local religious beliefs, Treks and long walks, Waterfalls, Wild Hot Springs by Richard6 Comments

Hualien and Taitung Counties are finally becoming easier of access, with fast (although famously difficult-to-book) Puyuma trains, and big improvements (still ongoing) in the notoriously …

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Taiwan’s Outlying Islands: an Introduction

In Aboriginal Culture, Coastal Scenery, Cultural relics, Geological curiosities, History, Hot springs, Kinmen County, Matsu Islands (Lienchiang County), Natural history, New Taipei City, Outlying Islands, Penghu County (Penghu archipelago), Photo Collections, Pingtung County, Taitung County, Temples and local religious beliefs, Traditional festivals, Yilan County by Richard21 Comments

My new book, The Islands of Taiwan is currently in layout and should be out in December; while choosing the (twenty) color photo pages of the book this …

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Lanyu and Green Island: a return visit

In Aboriginal Culture, Coastal Scenery, Cultural relics, Day hikes, Geological curiosities, Hot springs, Natural history, Outlying Islands, Taitung County, Taiwan essentials (must-see places and sights), Traditional festivals by Richard6 Comments

I’ll keep this short.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Lanyu (Orchid Island) and Green Island are  fabulous! Getting to either involves nabbing a notoriously hard-to-get …

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Taiwan 101: Part 4. Western Taiwan

In 'Top One Hundred' mountains, Aboriginal Culture, Ancient trees, Chunghua County, Cultural relics, Day hikes, Geological curiosities, History, Hsinchu County, Miaoli County, Mountains, Nantou County, Natural history, Photo Collections, Taichung City, Temples and local religious beliefs, Treks and long walks, Waterfalls, Yunlin County by Richard4 Comments

In Taiwan 101 western Taiwan is everything from the Hakka lands of Hsinchu and underrated Miaoli, through Taichung City, Changhua, Yunlin (another under-explored corner of …

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Taiwan’s Top Ten Day Trips

In Ancient trees, Coastal Scenery, Cultural relics, Day hikes, Geological curiosities, History, Hot springs, Hsinchu County, Hualian County, Kaohsiung City, Miaoli County, Mountains, Nantou County, New Taipei City, Outlying Islands, Pingtung County, Taiwan essentials (must-see places and sights), Temples and local religious beliefs, Waterfalls, Yilan County by Richard25 Comments

I’ve just written this piece for a Korean magazine, and while most of the places here have already been put on the Blog, it’s probably worth …

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Taiwan 101: Part 2. Eastern Taiwan

In Aboriginal Culture, Beaches and swimming spots, Coastal Scenery, Cultural relics, Day hikes, Geological curiosities, History, Hot springs, Hualian County, Mountains, Natural history, Photo Collections, River Tracing, Taitung County, Temples and local religious beliefs, Treks and long walks, Waterfalls, Wild Hot Springs by Richard6 Comments

Hualien and Taitung Counties are finally becoming easier of access, with fast (although famously difficult-to-book) Puyuma trains, and big improvements (still ongoing) in the notoriously …

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Yuemeikang Waterfall

In Beaches and swimming spots, Day hikes, Hot springs, River Tracing, Taiwan essentials (must-see places and sights), Waterfalls, Yilan County by Richard0 Comments

Bowled over by the beauty of the scene, we finally begin to understand why the waterfall is so little-known, and why no one seems willing to describe the route. The crowds at Wufengchi Waterfall, not so far away from this spot, is warning enough of the harm that can befall magical places when ‘discovered’ by the masses. Thank goodness that fate hasn’t befallen this marvelous, secret place, and long may it remain one of Taiwan’s hidden wonders!

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Taiwan 101: Part 5. The South

In 'Top One Hundred' mountains, Aboriginal Culture, Chiayi County, Coastal Scenery, Cultural relics, Day hikes, Geological curiosities, History, Kaohsiung City, Mountains, Natural history, Photo Collections, Pingtung County, River Tracing, Tainan City, Temples and local religious beliefs, Traditional festivals, Treks and long walks, Waterfalls by Richard3 Comments

Southern Taiwan has some of the most interesting aboriginal culture on the main island, with atmospheric (and often remote ) villages of Paiwan and Rukai …

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Taiwan 101: Part 3. Aspects of Taiwan

In Chiayi County, Chunghua County, Cultural relics, Day hikes, Geological curiosities, History, Hsinchu County, Kaohsiung City, Keelung City, Miaoli County, Natural history, New Taipei City, Photo Collections, Taichung City, Tainan City, Taipei City, Temples and local religious beliefs, Traditional festivals by Richard0 Comments

  While the natural beauty of Taiwan will always be its greatest allure for me personally, the island also has an extraordinary wealth of cultural, …

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Taiwan 101: Part 6. Outlying Islands

In Aboriginal Culture, Coastal Scenery, Cultural relics, Geological curiosities, History, Kinmen County, Matsu Islands (Lienchiang County), Natural history, Outlying Islands, Penghu County (Penghu archipelago), Taitung County, Temples and local religious beliefs, Traditional festivals by Richard2 Comments

My latest book, Taiwan 101: Essential Sights, Hikes and Experiences on Ilha Formosa, will be published in May (in two volumes), and the photos in the …

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Taiwan 101: Part 5. The South

In 'Top One Hundred' mountains, Aboriginal Culture, Chiayi County, Coastal Scenery, Cultural relics, Day hikes, Geological curiosities, History, Kaohsiung City, Mountains, Natural history, Photo Collections, Pingtung County, River Tracing, Tainan City, Temples and local religious beliefs, Traditional festivals, Treks and long walks, Waterfalls by Richard3 Comments

Southern Taiwan has some of the most interesting aboriginal culture on the main island, with atmospheric (and often remote ) villages of Paiwan and Rukai …

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Taiwan 101: Part 2. Eastern Taiwan

In Aboriginal Culture, Beaches and swimming spots, Coastal Scenery, Cultural relics, Day hikes, Geological curiosities, History, Hot springs, Hualian County, Mountains, Natural history, Photo Collections, River Tracing, Taitung County, Temples and local religious beliefs, Treks and long walks, Waterfalls, Wild Hot Springs by Richard6 Comments

Hualien and Taitung Counties are finally becoming easier of access, with fast (although famously difficult-to-book) Puyuma trains, and big improvements (still ongoing) in the notoriously …

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Taiwan’s Outlying Islands: an Introduction

In Aboriginal Culture, Coastal Scenery, Cultural relics, Geological curiosities, History, Hot springs, Kinmen County, Matsu Islands (Lienchiang County), Natural history, New Taipei City, Outlying Islands, Penghu County (Penghu archipelago), Photo Collections, Pingtung County, Taitung County, Temples and local religious beliefs, Traditional festivals, Yilan County by Richard21 Comments

My new book, The Islands of Taiwan is currently in layout and should be out in December; while choosing the (twenty) color photo pages of the book this …

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Lanyu and Green Island: a return visit

In Aboriginal Culture, Coastal Scenery, Cultural relics, Day hikes, Geological curiosities, Hot springs, Natural history, Outlying Islands, Taitung County, Taiwan essentials (must-see places and sights), Traditional festivals by Richard6 Comments

I’ll keep this short.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Lanyu (Orchid Island) and Green Island are  fabulous! Getting to either involves nabbing a notoriously hard-to-get …

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Taiwan’s Top Ten Day Trips

In Ancient trees, Coastal Scenery, Cultural relics, Day hikes, Geological curiosities, History, Hot springs, Hsinchu County, Hualian County, Kaohsiung City, Miaoli County, Mountains, Nantou County, New Taipei City, Outlying Islands, Pingtung County, Taiwan essentials (must-see places and sights), Temples and local religious beliefs, Waterfalls, Yilan County by Richard25 Comments

I’ve just written this piece for a Korean magazine, and while most of the places here have already been put on the Blog, it’s probably worth …

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Taiwan 101: Part 6. Outlying Islands

In Aboriginal Culture, Coastal Scenery, Cultural relics, Geological curiosities, History, Kinmen County, Matsu Islands (Lienchiang County), Natural history, Outlying Islands, Penghu County (Penghu archipelago), Taitung County, Temples and local religious beliefs, Traditional festivals by Richard2 Comments

My latest book, Taiwan 101: Essential Sights, Hikes and Experiences on Ilha Formosa, will be published in May (in two volumes), and the photos in the …

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Taiwan 101: Part 5. The South

In 'Top One Hundred' mountains, Aboriginal Culture, Chiayi County, Coastal Scenery, Cultural relics, Day hikes, Geological curiosities, History, Kaohsiung City, Mountains, Natural history, Photo Collections, Pingtung County, River Tracing, Tainan City, Temples and local religious beliefs, Traditional festivals, Treks and long walks, Waterfalls by Richard3 Comments

Southern Taiwan has some of the most interesting aboriginal culture on the main island, with atmospheric (and often remote ) villages of Paiwan and Rukai …

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Taiwan 101: Part 4. Western Taiwan

In 'Top One Hundred' mountains, Aboriginal Culture, Ancient trees, Chunghua County, Cultural relics, Day hikes, Geological curiosities, History, Hsinchu County, Miaoli County, Mountains, Nantou County, Natural history, Photo Collections, Taichung City, Temples and local religious beliefs, Treks and long walks, Waterfalls, Yunlin County by Richard4 Comments

In Taiwan 101 western Taiwan is everything from the Hakka lands of Hsinchu and underrated Miaoli, through Taichung City, Changhua, Yunlin (another under-explored corner of …

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Taiwan 101: Part 3. Aspects of Taiwan

In Chiayi County, Chunghua County, Cultural relics, Day hikes, Geological curiosities, History, Hsinchu County, Kaohsiung City, Keelung City, Miaoli County, Natural history, New Taipei City, Photo Collections, Taichung City, Tainan City, Taipei City, Temples and local religious beliefs, Traditional festivals by Richard0 Comments

  While the natural beauty of Taiwan will always be its greatest allure for me personally, the island also has an extraordinary wealth of cultural, …

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Taiwan 101: Part 2. Eastern Taiwan

In Aboriginal Culture, Beaches and swimming spots, Coastal Scenery, Cultural relics, Day hikes, Geological curiosities, History, Hot springs, Hualian County, Mountains, Natural history, Photo Collections, River Tracing, Taitung County, Temples and local religious beliefs, Treks and long walks, Waterfalls, Wild Hot Springs by Richard6 Comments

Hualien and Taitung Counties are finally becoming easier of access, with fast (although famously difficult-to-book) Puyuma trains, and big improvements (still ongoing) in the notoriously …

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Taiwan 101: Part 5. The South

In 'Top One Hundred' mountains, Aboriginal Culture, Chiayi County, Coastal Scenery, Cultural relics, Day hikes, Geological curiosities, History, Kaohsiung City, Mountains, Natural history, Photo Collections, Pingtung County, River Tracing, Tainan City, Temples and local religious beliefs, Traditional festivals, Treks and long walks, Waterfalls by Richard3 Comments

Southern Taiwan has some of the most interesting aboriginal culture on the main island, with atmospheric (and often remote ) villages of Paiwan and Rukai …

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Taiwan 101: Part 4. Western Taiwan

In 'Top One Hundred' mountains, Aboriginal Culture, Ancient trees, Chunghua County, Cultural relics, Day hikes, Geological curiosities, History, Hsinchu County, Miaoli County, Mountains, Nantou County, Natural history, Photo Collections, Taichung City, Temples and local religious beliefs, Treks and long walks, Waterfalls, Yunlin County by Richard4 Comments

In Taiwan 101 western Taiwan is everything from the Hakka lands of Hsinchu and underrated Miaoli, through Taichung City, Changhua, Yunlin (another under-explored corner of …

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Taiwan 101: Part 3. Aspects of Taiwan

In Chiayi County, Chunghua County, Cultural relics, Day hikes, Geological curiosities, History, Hsinchu County, Kaohsiung City, Keelung City, Miaoli County, Natural history, New Taipei City, Photo Collections, Taichung City, Tainan City, Taipei City, Temples and local religious beliefs, Traditional festivals by Richard0 Comments

  While the natural beauty of Taiwan will always be its greatest allure for me personally, the island also has an extraordinary wealth of cultural, …

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Taiwan 101: Part 2. Eastern Taiwan

In Aboriginal Culture, Beaches and swimming spots, Coastal Scenery, Cultural relics, Day hikes, Geological curiosities, History, Hot springs, Hualian County, Mountains, Natural history, Photo Collections, River Tracing, Taitung County, Temples and local religious beliefs, Treks and long walks, Waterfalls, Wild Hot Springs by Richard6 Comments

Hualien and Taitung Counties are finally becoming easier of access, with fast (although famously difficult-to-book) Puyuma trains, and big improvements (still ongoing) in the notoriously …

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Taiwan 101: Part 6. Outlying Islands

In Aboriginal Culture, Coastal Scenery, Cultural relics, Geological curiosities, History, Kinmen County, Matsu Islands (Lienchiang County), Natural history, Outlying Islands, Penghu County (Penghu archipelago), Taitung County, Temples and local religious beliefs, Traditional festivals by Richard2 Comments

My latest book, Taiwan 101: Essential Sights, Hikes and Experiences on Ilha Formosa, will be published in May (in two volumes), and the photos in the …

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Taiwan 101: Part 5. The South

In 'Top One Hundred' mountains, Aboriginal Culture, Chiayi County, Coastal Scenery, Cultural relics, Day hikes, Geological curiosities, History, Kaohsiung City, Mountains, Natural history, Photo Collections, Pingtung County, River Tracing, Tainan City, Temples and local religious beliefs, Traditional festivals, Treks and long walks, Waterfalls by Richard3 Comments

Southern Taiwan has some of the most interesting aboriginal culture on the main island, with atmospheric (and often remote ) villages of Paiwan and Rukai …

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Taiwan 101: Part 4. Western Taiwan

In 'Top One Hundred' mountains, Aboriginal Culture, Ancient trees, Chunghua County, Cultural relics, Day hikes, Geological curiosities, History, Hsinchu County, Miaoli County, Mountains, Nantou County, Natural history, Photo Collections, Taichung City, Temples and local religious beliefs, Treks and long walks, Waterfalls, Yunlin County by Richard4 Comments

In Taiwan 101 western Taiwan is everything from the Hakka lands of Hsinchu and underrated Miaoli, through Taichung City, Changhua, Yunlin (another under-explored corner of …

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Taiwan 101: Part 3. Aspects of Taiwan

In Chiayi County, Chunghua County, Cultural relics, Day hikes, Geological curiosities, History, Hsinchu County, Kaohsiung City, Keelung City, Miaoli County, Natural history, New Taipei City, Photo Collections, Taichung City, Tainan City, Taipei City, Temples and local religious beliefs, Traditional festivals by Richard0 Comments

  While the natural beauty of Taiwan will always be its greatest allure for me personally, the island also has an extraordinary wealth of cultural, …

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Taiwan 101: Part 2. Eastern Taiwan

In Aboriginal Culture, Beaches and swimming spots, Coastal Scenery, Cultural relics, Day hikes, Geological curiosities, History, Hot springs, Hualian County, Mountains, Natural history, Photo Collections, River Tracing, Taitung County, Temples and local religious beliefs, Treks and long walks, Waterfalls, Wild Hot Springs by Richard6 Comments

Hualien and Taitung Counties are finally becoming easier of access, with fast (although famously difficult-to-book) Puyuma trains, and big improvements (still ongoing) in the notoriously …

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Taiwan 101: Part 6. Outlying Islands

In Aboriginal Culture, Coastal Scenery, Cultural relics, Geological curiosities, History, Kinmen County, Matsu Islands (Lienchiang County), Natural history, Outlying Islands, Penghu County (Penghu archipelago), Taitung County, Temples and local religious beliefs, Traditional festivals by Richard2 Comments

My latest book, Taiwan 101: Essential Sights, Hikes and Experiences on Ilha Formosa, will be published in May (in two volumes), and the photos in the …

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Taiwan 101: Part 5. The South

In 'Top One Hundred' mountains, Aboriginal Culture, Chiayi County, Coastal Scenery, Cultural relics, Day hikes, Geological curiosities, History, Kaohsiung City, Mountains, Natural history, Photo Collections, Pingtung County, River Tracing, Tainan City, Temples and local religious beliefs, Traditional festivals, Treks and long walks, Waterfalls by Richard3 Comments

Southern Taiwan has some of the most interesting aboriginal culture on the main island, with atmospheric (and often remote ) villages of Paiwan and Rukai …

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Taiwan 101: Part 4. Western Taiwan

In 'Top One Hundred' mountains, Aboriginal Culture, Ancient trees, Chunghua County, Cultural relics, Day hikes, Geological curiosities, History, Hsinchu County, Miaoli County, Mountains, Nantou County, Natural history, Photo Collections, Taichung City, Temples and local religious beliefs, Treks and long walks, Waterfalls, Yunlin County by Richard4 Comments

In Taiwan 101 western Taiwan is everything from the Hakka lands of Hsinchu and underrated Miaoli, through Taichung City, Changhua, Yunlin (another under-explored corner of …

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Taiwan 101: Part 3. Aspects of Taiwan

In Chiayi County, Chunghua County, Cultural relics, Day hikes, Geological curiosities, History, Hsinchu County, Kaohsiung City, Keelung City, Miaoli County, Natural history, New Taipei City, Photo Collections, Taichung City, Tainan City, Taipei City, Temples and local religious beliefs, Traditional festivals by Richard0 Comments

  While the natural beauty of Taiwan will always be its greatest allure for me personally, the island also has an extraordinary wealth of cultural, …

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Taiwan 101: Part 2. Eastern Taiwan

In Aboriginal Culture, Beaches and swimming spots, Coastal Scenery, Cultural relics, Day hikes, Geological curiosities, History, Hot springs, Hualian County, Mountains, Natural history, Photo Collections, River Tracing, Taitung County, Temples and local religious beliefs, Treks and long walks, Waterfalls, Wild Hot Springs by Richard6 Comments

Hualien and Taitung Counties are finally becoming easier of access, with fast (although famously difficult-to-book) Puyuma trains, and big improvements (still ongoing) in the notoriously …

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Taiwan’s Outlying Islands: an Introduction

In Aboriginal Culture, Coastal Scenery, Cultural relics, Geological curiosities, History, Hot springs, Kinmen County, Matsu Islands (Lienchiang County), Natural history, New Taipei City, Outlying Islands, Penghu County (Penghu archipelago), Photo Collections, Pingtung County, Taitung County, Temples and local religious beliefs, Traditional festivals, Yilan County by Richard21 Comments

My new book, The Islands of Taiwan is currently in layout and should be out in December; while choosing the (twenty) color photo pages of the book this …

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Taiwan’s Top Ten Day Trips

In Ancient trees, Coastal Scenery, Cultural relics, Day hikes, Geological curiosities, History, Hot springs, Hsinchu County, Hualian County, Kaohsiung City, Miaoli County, Mountains, Nantou County, New Taipei City, Outlying Islands, Pingtung County, Taiwan essentials (must-see places and sights), Temples and local religious beliefs, Waterfalls, Yilan County by Richard25 Comments

I’ve just written this piece for a Korean magazine, and while most of the places here have already been put on the Blog, it’s probably worth …

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Taiwan 101: Part 2. Eastern Taiwan

In Aboriginal Culture, Beaches and swimming spots, Coastal Scenery, Cultural relics, Day hikes, Geological curiosities, History, Hot springs, Hualian County, Mountains, Natural history, Photo Collections, River Tracing, Taitung County, Temples and local religious beliefs, Treks and long walks, Waterfalls, Wild Hot Springs by Richard6 Comments

Hualien and Taitung Counties are finally becoming easier of access, with fast (although famously difficult-to-book) Puyuma trains, and big improvements (still ongoing) in the notoriously …

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Taiwan’s Outlying Islands: an Introduction

In Aboriginal Culture, Coastal Scenery, Cultural relics, Geological curiosities, History, Hot springs, Kinmen County, Matsu Islands (Lienchiang County), Natural history, New Taipei City, Outlying Islands, Penghu County (Penghu archipelago), Photo Collections, Pingtung County, Taitung County, Temples and local religious beliefs, Traditional festivals, Yilan County by Richard21 Comments

My new book, The Islands of Taiwan is currently in layout and should be out in December; while choosing the (twenty) color photo pages of the book this …

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Lanyu and Green Island: a return visit

In Aboriginal Culture, Coastal Scenery, Cultural relics, Day hikes, Geological curiosities, Hot springs, Natural history, Outlying Islands, Taitung County, Taiwan essentials (must-see places and sights), Traditional festivals by Richard6 Comments

I’ll keep this short.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Lanyu (Orchid Island) and Green Island are  fabulous! Getting to either involves nabbing a notoriously hard-to-get …

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Taiwan’s Top Ten Day Trips

In Ancient trees, Coastal Scenery, Cultural relics, Day hikes, Geological curiosities, History, Hot springs, Hsinchu County, Hualian County, Kaohsiung City, Miaoli County, Mountains, Nantou County, New Taipei City, Outlying Islands, Pingtung County, Taiwan essentials (must-see places and sights), Temples and local religious beliefs, Waterfalls, Yilan County by Richard25 Comments

I’ve just written this piece for a Korean magazine, and while most of the places here have already been put on the Blog, it’s probably worth …

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Taiwan 101: Part 4. Western Taiwan

In 'Top One Hundred' mountains, Aboriginal Culture, Ancient trees, Chunghua County, Cultural relics, Day hikes, Geological curiosities, History, Hsinchu County, Miaoli County, Mountains, Nantou County, Natural history, Photo Collections, Taichung City, Temples and local religious beliefs, Treks and long walks, Waterfalls, Yunlin County by Richard4 Comments

In Taiwan 101 western Taiwan is everything from the Hakka lands of Hsinchu and underrated Miaoli, through Taichung City, Changhua, Yunlin (another under-explored corner of …

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Taiwan 101: Part 3. Aspects of Taiwan

In Chiayi County, Chunghua County, Cultural relics, Day hikes, Geological curiosities, History, Hsinchu County, Kaohsiung City, Keelung City, Miaoli County, Natural history, New Taipei City, Photo Collections, Taichung City, Tainan City, Taipei City, Temples and local religious beliefs, Traditional festivals by Richard0 Comments

  While the natural beauty of Taiwan will always be its greatest allure for me personally, the island also has an extraordinary wealth of cultural, …

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Taiwan’s Top Ten Day Trips

In Ancient trees, Coastal Scenery, Cultural relics, Day hikes, Geological curiosities, History, Hot springs, Hsinchu County, Hualian County, Kaohsiung City, Miaoli County, Mountains, Nantou County, New Taipei City, Outlying Islands, Pingtung County, Taiwan essentials (must-see places and sights), Temples and local religious beliefs, Waterfalls, Yilan County by Richard25 Comments

I’ve just written this piece for a Korean magazine, and while most of the places here have already been put on the Blog, it’s probably worth …

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Taiwan 101: Part 2. Eastern Taiwan

In Aboriginal Culture, Beaches and swimming spots, Coastal Scenery, Cultural relics, Day hikes, Geological curiosities, History, Hot springs, Hualian County, Mountains, Natural history, Photo Collections, River Tracing, Taitung County, Temples and local religious beliefs, Treks and long walks, Waterfalls, Wild Hot Springs by Richard6 Comments

Hualien and Taitung Counties are finally becoming easier of access, with fast (although famously difficult-to-book) Puyuma trains, and big improvements (still ongoing) in the notoriously …

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Taiwan’s Top Ten Day Trips

In Ancient trees, Coastal Scenery, Cultural relics, Day hikes, Geological curiosities, History, Hot springs, Hsinchu County, Hualian County, Kaohsiung City, Miaoli County, Mountains, Nantou County, New Taipei City, Outlying Islands, Pingtung County, Taiwan essentials (must-see places and sights), Temples and local religious beliefs, Waterfalls, Yilan County by Richard25 Comments

I’ve just written this piece for a Korean magazine, and while most of the places here have already been put on the Blog, it’s probably worth …

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Mount Fuji

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It’s still a couple of months until the frenzied activity of the ‘official climbing season’ (July and August) begins on Japan’s iconic tallest mountain, but …

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Taiwan 101: Part 5. The South

In 'Top One Hundred' mountains, Aboriginal Culture, Chiayi County, Coastal Scenery, Cultural relics, Day hikes, Geological curiosities, History, Kaohsiung City, Mountains, Natural history, Photo Collections, Pingtung County, River Tracing, Tainan City, Temples and local religious beliefs, Traditional festivals, Treks and long walks, Waterfalls by Richard3 Comments

Southern Taiwan has some of the most interesting aboriginal culture on the main island, with atmospheric (and often remote ) villages of Paiwan and Rukai …

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Taiwan 101: Part 3. Aspects of Taiwan

In Chiayi County, Chunghua County, Cultural relics, Day hikes, Geological curiosities, History, Hsinchu County, Kaohsiung City, Keelung City, Miaoli County, Natural history, New Taipei City, Photo Collections, Taichung City, Tainan City, Taipei City, Temples and local religious beliefs, Traditional festivals by Richard0 Comments

  While the natural beauty of Taiwan will always be its greatest allure for me personally, the island also has an extraordinary wealth of cultural, …

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Taiwan’s Top Ten Day Trips

In Ancient trees, Coastal Scenery, Cultural relics, Day hikes, Geological curiosities, History, Hot springs, Hsinchu County, Hualian County, Kaohsiung City, Miaoli County, Mountains, Nantou County, New Taipei City, Outlying Islands, Pingtung County, Taiwan essentials (must-see places and sights), Temples and local religious beliefs, Waterfalls, Yilan County by Richard25 Comments

I’ve just written this piece for a Korean magazine, and while most of the places here have already been put on the Blog, it’s probably worth …

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Taiwan 101: Part 3. Aspects of Taiwan

In Chiayi County, Chunghua County, Cultural relics, Day hikes, Geological curiosities, History, Hsinchu County, Kaohsiung City, Keelung City, Miaoli County, Natural history, New Taipei City, Photo Collections, Taichung City, Tainan City, Taipei City, Temples and local religious beliefs, Traditional festivals by Richard0 Comments

  While the natural beauty of Taiwan will always be its greatest allure for me personally, the island also has an extraordinary wealth of cultural, …

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Taiwan 101: Part 6. Outlying Islands

In Aboriginal Culture, Coastal Scenery, Cultural relics, Geological curiosities, History, Kinmen County, Matsu Islands (Lienchiang County), Natural history, Outlying Islands, Penghu County (Penghu archipelago), Taitung County, Temples and local religious beliefs, Traditional festivals by Richard2 Comments

My latest book, Taiwan 101: Essential Sights, Hikes and Experiences on Ilha Formosa, will be published in May (in two volumes), and the photos in the …

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Taiwan’s Outlying Islands: an Introduction

In Aboriginal Culture, Coastal Scenery, Cultural relics, Geological curiosities, History, Hot springs, Kinmen County, Matsu Islands (Lienchiang County), Natural history, New Taipei City, Outlying Islands, Penghu County (Penghu archipelago), Photo Collections, Pingtung County, Taitung County, Temples and local religious beliefs, Traditional festivals, Yilan County by Richard21 Comments

My new book, The Islands of Taiwan is currently in layout and should be out in December; while choosing the (twenty) color photo pages of the book this …

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Taiwan 101: Part 6. Outlying Islands

In Aboriginal Culture, Coastal Scenery, Cultural relics, Geological curiosities, History, Kinmen County, Matsu Islands (Lienchiang County), Natural history, Outlying Islands, Penghu County (Penghu archipelago), Taitung County, Temples and local religious beliefs, Traditional festivals by Richard2 Comments

My latest book, Taiwan 101: Essential Sights, Hikes and Experiences on Ilha Formosa, will be published in May (in two volumes), and the photos in the …

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Taiwan’s Outlying Islands: an Introduction

In Aboriginal Culture, Coastal Scenery, Cultural relics, Geological curiosities, History, Hot springs, Kinmen County, Matsu Islands (Lienchiang County), Natural history, New Taipei City, Outlying Islands, Penghu County (Penghu archipelago), Photo Collections, Pingtung County, Taitung County, Temples and local religious beliefs, Traditional festivals, Yilan County by Richard21 Comments

My new book, The Islands of Taiwan is currently in layout and should be out in December; while choosing the (twenty) color photo pages of the book this …

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