The Stunning East Coast of Taiwan Pt. 2: Hualien to Taitung and Kenting

The East Coast of Taiwan is a remote region of unparalleled beauty and perfect place for a Taiwan road trip. In Part 1 of this guide, I covered the popular Hualien region. For getting to Hualien, return train tickets from Taipei are included in this popular Taroko Gorge day tour, you can fly directly from …

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Yingge: Taiwan’s Ceramics Capital (including Yingge Ceramics Museum and Yingge Old Street)

Yingge, Taiwan is the country’s undisputed center of pottery and ceramics. Taiwanease ceramics range from perfect renditions of ancient Chinese styles to creative, modern innovations. For a country that is one of the world’s great producers of quality, artisanal teas, that makes Yingge a sort of Mecca for tea enthusiasts who are searching for ideal …

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The Stunning East Coast of Taiwan Part 1: Yilan to Hualien and Taroko Gorge

East Coast Taiwan, Yilan to Hualien

  Where should you go if only visiting Taiwan for 1-2 weeks? Most say that if you like history and culture, stick to the west coast. If you like scenery and nature, head to east Taiwan. This is a simplistic breakdown of Taiwan’s diverse and abundant attractions, but there’s no denying that Taiwan’s east coast …

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Visiting Global Tea Hut: Zen and the Art of Cha Dao

Global Tea Hut Taiwan

After I wrote an article introducing tea in Taiwan in 2016, I was contacted by representatives from several Taiwanese tea-related companies and organizations. One of these was Sam, one of three permanent residents at Global Tea Hut (國際茶亭)’s headquarters, “Tea Sage Hut (通聖亭),” in Miaoli (苗栗), a smallish county capital in Central-Western Taiwan. At first …

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