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Dihua Street, Dadaocheng

Your Guide To The Historic Dadaocheng Neighborhood in Taipei

Table of Contents A Little Background Dihua Street Shops Dadaocheng Points of Cultural Interest Ningxia Night Market 寧夏夜市 Dadaocheng Wharf 大稻埕碼頭 & Pier No. 5 大稻埕河岸特區 Places Mentioned A Little Background Located alongside the Tamsui River in Taipei’s Datong District, Dadaocheng (大稻埕, also known by the Taiwanese “Twatutia”) has everything a traveller could possibly want, from history to local culture, delicious food, a wharf (love those), trendy pier and plenty of shopping. Dadaocheng’s commercial past had made it into the...

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origins of ghost month in keelung

Understanding the Origins of Taiwan’s Ghost Month Festival

When the lanterns start going up around Keelung in the summertime, you know we’re gearing up for GHOST MONTH! Ghost month? What is that? Should I be scared? Is it like Halloween? If you read the article below from Focus Taiwan, or this one from Taiwan News, you might find some cause for alarm. There’s a long list of things you shouldn’t do during Ghost Month, lest you bring bad luck on yourself or your family, or you get tricked...