Tuesday, March 19, 2013

2013 Taiwan International Orchid Show

Taiwan is one of the world's top five orchid exporters. Each year an international exhibit takes place in Tainan attended by tens of thousands of visitors.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Taiwan Street Food Part 2

Feeling a bit under the weather? Struggling with spring fatigue? Maybe it's time to try this Chinese traditional medicinal herbal hot pot with dried lily flowers, wolfberries, astragalus, ginger, licorice, Chinese dates, Judas Ear fungus and an assortment of other mushrooms and herbs. Buy this image and more Chinese and Taiwan content at Photogenic Asia.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Great Taiwan Street Food Part 1

One of Taiwan's great street foods, baked sweet potatoes! They are washed, sun dried and baked in iron barrels or clay ovens. No additives, no flavoring, just nice and hot, sweet and creamy. Visit Photogenic Asia Stock Images for more photos.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

The 2013 Lantern Festival in Kaohsiung, Taiwan

This lantern includes various characters from the famous Chinese epic Journey to the West, such as the pig and the monkey king.

The Lantern Festival takes place on the 15th day of the first month according to the lunar calendar. It is a time of the full moon and you are supposed to hang lanterns outside to appreciate the moon and tell riddles and eat glutinous rice balls. This festival is widely observed among Chinese communities all over the world. Nowadays the lantern can be very elaborate and cover a wide range of topics from traditional tales and folklore to modern issues such as environment, technology, etc. Images courtesy of  Photogenic Asia Stock Images

This lantern pictures a traditional Hakka family with their famous painted bamboo umbrellas.