Events & Activities

The Bao Sheng Cultural Festival The Bao Sheng Cultural Festival The Bao Sheng Cultural Festival The Bao Sheng Cultural Festival

Emperor Bao Sheng (Medicine God) was born on the 15th day of the third lunar month. On that day every year, the Bao’an Temple hosts a special ritual and organizes a Bao Sheng Cultural Festival.

The cultural festival includes a series of religious and folkloric cultural activities and events, including festive procession, birthday celebration, and setting off of Fire Lion firecrackers, the fire walking ritual and Surname Folk Opera Series of the Folk Theater.

celebrations    cultural    festivals    health    history    religious    spirituality

The Creative Expo Taiwan The Creative Expo Taiwan The Creative Expo Taiwan The Creative Expo Taiwan

The 2018 Creative Expo in Taiwan begins on April 18 in Taipei City, highlighting the country’s dynamic cultural and creative industry and internationally renowned spirit of innovation.

Organized by the Ministry of Culture and Taiwan Design Center, the five-day event, from April 18 (Wed) to the 22 (Sun), is taking place at Huashan 1914 Creative Park, Songshan Cultural and Creative Park, and Taipei Expo Park. In addition to the latest products by exhibitors from home and abroad, the expo features bazaars, exhibitions and film screenings bringing visitors up to speed on Taiwan’s unique brand of design.

cultural    educational    exhibitions    friends & family    outdoors

The Calla Lily Festival The Calla Lily Festival The Calla Lily Festival The Calla Lily Festival The Calla Lily Festival The Calla Lily Festival The Calla Lily Festival The Calla Lily Festival

The 2018 Calla Lily Festival begins on March 30th, and lasts until April 29th at Yangmingshan.

Hidden away in the mountains, a sea of white calla lilies at Taipei’s Zhuzihu farming village promises a relaxing stay for visitors. The festival involves hosted live concerts, organized by the Taipei City Government to offer visitors an enjoyable day out with live music while being surrounded by the beauty of the calla lilies.

concerts    cultural    festivals    horticultural    outdoors

Taipei City Azalea Festival Taipei City Azalea Festival Taipei City Azalea Festival

It’s March, and spring is finally here! Those that want to admire floral beauties of the blooming flowers don’t have to travel all the way up to Yangmingshan!

The Azalea Festival now kicks off from the 14th of March as the azalea season begins. It is said that 160,000 Azaleas will be planted this year, with up to 8 kinds of Azalea flowers. The flowers are predicted to bloom around late March which is later than usual due to cooler weather this past winter.

concerts    culture    festivals    horticultural    outdoors

The Bitan Water Fountain Show The Bitan Water Fountain Show The Bitan Water Fountain Show The Bitan Water Fountain Show The Bitan Water Fountain Show

The New Taipei Tourism Department has put together a fantastic water fountain show.

There is a spectacular water fountain show with the use of dazzling lights. There is also a nice walk around the area. It’s a really scenic place full of restaurants and a night market – great for dinner and an evening stroll right after the water show.

friends & family    outdoors    performing arts    shows

The Temple Parades: The Traditional Religious Customs of Taiwan The Temple Parades: The Traditional Religious Customs of Taiwan The Temple Parades: The Traditional Religious Customs of Taiwan

A few friends and I were shopping around as we made our way out of a shopping mall in Taipei to get drinks from the bubble tea shop next door. As we were all waiting for our order, the sound gongs, pipes and the beating of huge drums, the parade music got ever louder as everyone around us overcome by the commotion.

parades    religion    temple parades

Taipei’s Dragon Boat Festival: The Boat Races of 2016 Taipei’s Dragon Boat Festival: The Boat Races of 2016 Taipei’s Dragon Boat Festival: The Boat Races of 2016 Taipei’s Dragon Boat Festival: The Boat Races of 2016 Taipei’s Dragon Boat Festival: The Boat Races of 2016 Taipei’s Dragon Boat Festival: The Boat Races of 2016