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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’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 …