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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 …