Living Culture
Living Culture
Living Culture

The colorful woven patterns of traditional indigenous garments, Dutch architecture, Japanese shinto shrines, highly intricate temples of all faiths, classical Chinese buildings, modern minimalist cafes, and high-tech shopping malls…

While Taiwanese history begins 5,500 years ago with Taiwan’s indigenous peoples, the past 400 years of tumultuous history have created a vibrant and modern democracy and is one of the most religiously diverse countries in the world. Today, the Amis, Atayal, Paiwan, and Bunan are the most populous indigenous ethnic groups, and their remote villages are still the gateways to Taiwan’s wilderness and mountain areas. Meanwhile, the modern and lively cities of Taiwan boast world-renowned film festivals, funky contemporary art festivals, and Michelin-starred restaurants as well as traditional markets and thousands of mom-and-pop shops and cafes. In fact it was only several years ago that Taipei City was designated World Design Capital. Temples, each worshiping different pantheons of gods, are ubiquitous, appearing everywhere from narrow fire alleys between apartment complexes to on the side of high-mountain forestry roads.
A large outdoor mural of a train station can be seen on the side of a warehouse.

The Pier 2 Art Center

KAOHSIUNG’S CULTURAL GEM The Pier 2 Art Center is an eclectic collection of shops, performances spaces, and exhibition halls that forms the largest arts hub

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Inside the brightly lit arcade that lines Sanxia Old Street, stores sell souvenirs.

Sanxia Old Street

TAIWAN’S LONGEST AND MOST FASCINATING OLD STREET Sanxia Old Street is a beautiful historic district located in Sanxia District of New Taipei City. At 260

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