Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Dragon Boat Festival 2012

Last weekend we visited one of the famous Dragon Boat Festival in Taiwan. This comes in every year 5th day of the 5th Month according to the Lunar calendar, so it falls onto 23rd June 2012 for this year. On this particular day the dragon boat races are held on the rivers and lakes in Taiwan. However, in addition to the boat races there are many other traditions, rituals and special food for this particular festival.  

International Dragon Boat Championship held in Tainan, Taiwan 2012. 

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Suhua Highway - Taiwan's most scenic roadway

Some considered as the most scenic highway in Taiwan. Suhua Highway is a 118 kilometer section of the Provincial Highway No. 9 in Taiwan, starting at Su-ao Township, Yilan and ending at Hualien City, Hualien. With a portion built alongside very steep cliffs high above the Pacific Ocean, it is a dangerous yet scenic drive. Famous tourist stops include the Chingshui Cliffs and Tarako national park (close to Hualien end) is along the highway. This road connects the northern part of Taiwan with the eastern part. 

Chingshui Cliffs