Archive for February 2008

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Taiwan Lantern Festival 2008

It’s been a busy month, and I’ve got photos from the Taiwan Lantern Festival – 台灣燈會 2008 in Tainan County (It was held at a place called Solar City in the Southern Taiwan Science Park). I have to say, it was a really cool event. There were so many lanterns and things to do I […]

Eating a betelnut: First timers experience

Here is a video I shot on Fili’s camera while at the Lu Er Men Matsu temple. It is of him eating his first (and last) betelnut. I thought since I took a similar video of my other friends you could check out both videos and get a feel for how people react to eating […]

Taiwan Temple: Ma Dou Five Regent Kings Daitian Miao

The Dai Tian temple in Madou (麻豆代天府) is a very cool temple. What separates it from the many other temples in Taiwan are two things: First, there is a large dome in the parking lot that houses a magnificent giant Buddha statue. The other is the heaven and hell indoor walking tour that is essentially […]

Taiwan Fireworks Festival Yan Shui 2008

The Fireworks festival in Yan Shui (鹽水蜂炮)was a blast! We had a lot of fun jumping around and trying not to get hit too hard by the thousands of rockets that screamed at us. What is the Yan Shui Fireworks Festival you may ask. Here is some information about it: It is said that the […]

Chewing Betelnut

Here is a short video clip of my friends eating betelnuts while taking a break from the Yan Shui fireworks festival. Too bad there weren’t any betelnut girls there. The owner did show us a picture of the event from years past that had an apparition of a god show up within the photo. Look […]

Lu Er Men Shen Mu Miao (Temple) Fireworks 2008

Last night was another great fireworks event in Tainan County, Taiwan. I will post more pics and videos as soon as I get everything sorted. This event was at the huge Lu Er Men temple and there were thousands of people there. They would roll out a huge cart of fireworks, most of which shot […]

Yan Shui Feng Pao (Fireworks) 2008

The Yan Shui feng pao (pao pao) 2008 Fireworks Festival began last night. In what could be deemed as a ‘locals ceremony’, we followed the gods through the streets of Yan Shui. Tonight is the night where droves of tourists will converge on Yan Shui and experience the full beehive fireworks experience. I’ll post more […]