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The tao of Taiwanese temples

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There are 15,000 official temples around Taiwan, dedicated to hundreds of gods, folk heroes, animals, and even a pair of 17th-century Dutch Admirals.
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Overcoming 40 years of solitude on Kinmen Island

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After acting as a frontline in the defence against a communist invasion of Taiwan, the islanders are re-familiarizing themselves with the tranquil routines of country life.
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Taiwan's culinary traditions

Taiwanese cooking has a long and complex history, with influences ranging from all over China mixed with a unique aboriginal/Polynesian base.


Five reasons to visit Taiwan

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The island country has an immensely rich cultural and spiritual heritage, amazing food, world-class hot springs and stunning scenery.
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Here be dragons

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Booker Prize-nominated novelist Philip Hensher travels to Taiwan for the annual Dragon Boat Festival and uncovers a land of myths, tradition and ceremony.
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Taiwan’s Dragon Boat Festival

One of the country’s biggest Chinese celebrations.


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