7 Aug, 2009 in Itineraries, Tainan
Chikan Towers - Tainan City

Visiting Tainan City and Tainan Country? If you have some time to explore, there are quite a few interesting things for you to see. Following is a list of suggested things to do with an outline for a visit itinerary. A word  of caution before I begin – while there’s alot to do I …

18 Jul, 2009 in Tainan
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Welcome to Baihe township in Tainan County, the "lotus flower country". Every June Baihe celebrates the blossom of this beautiful flower with a special "lotus festival". The "Taiwan Touch Your Heart" website has the introduction : Baihe is counted as one …

16 Jul, 2009 in Tainan
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Hidden away in northern Tainan County, in the Siraya Scenic area next to Baihe and Guanziling, lies a small tourist attraction – the Liousi Film Studies. No one but curious me would probably find that interesting, but I adore these kind of places. After the Taiwan Storyland in Taipei, I can’t get enough of places […]

18 Feb, 2009 in Tainan
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On one of the Sundays my mother was visiting I decided to take her to see the Chi-Mei private museum in Bao-An. On the way, I took her to see the church in Bao-An that had a small holocaust museum to promote holocaust awareness in Taiwan. I think it’s touching for Israelis for see this […]

27 Nov, 2008 in Tainan
Tainan County’s Guanziling –Stone Baked Chicken

The other weekend I was feeling a bit bored, so I decided it was time to chillout in a hotspring. The closest hot springs to Tainan City are at the northern tip of Tainan County, very close to the border with Chiayi County – in Guan Zi Ling. This was my first time heading up […]

3 Apr, 2008 in Taiwan

Although I’ve known that the Taiwan holocaust museum is somewhere out there since my first month in Tainan, it is only this week that I was able to figure out where it was hiding. An email from a European holocaust funds organization asking me about the museum has convinced me it was time for me […]

2 Apr, 2008 in Taiwan

It never ceases to amaze me the things I find around Tainan, and those two places I visited this Sunday in the middle of no-where countryside Tainan County were just unbelievably remarkable. I’ll start with the first one. How Taiwan, a country the size of Israel with a sensitive political situation, has been able to […]

25 Feb, 2008 in Chinese culture, Taiwan
Insane Taiwanese fireworks - The crazy Lantern Festival at Ci-gu Lu-er-men Sheng-mu-miao 元宵節台南正統鹿耳門聖母廟

This was, by far, the most insane fireworks display I’ve ever been in. The Lantern Festival (元宵節/元宵) is a Chinese festival celebrated on the fifteenth day of the first month in the lunar year in the Chinese calendar. During the Lantern Festival, children go out at night to temples carrying rabbit-shaped lanterns (免子燈) …

14 Sep, 2007 in Taiwan
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Snow? in Taiwan? Santa Clause? Mid-summer? well, kind of… welcome to Salt Mountain in Tainan County, a somewhat strange and out-of-place attraction about 30-40 minutes from Tainan where you can find two big white-grey ‘mountains’ made of salt. Although a bit odd, I liked it. Going with John and his family, we had ourselves a […]

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