Taiwan Videos

What Up, Kaohsiung? - Liouhe Night Market

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Night markets are a hallmark of Taiwanese culture, attracting throngs of locals and foreigners alike. I became curious about the history and significance of night markets in Taiwan so Elyse and I set out for the famous Liouhe Night Market (六合夜市) in Kaohsiung to ask around and try to answer some of my questions, such as why are they so popular and what is that awful smell. The Taiwan tourism board recently rated the Liouhe Night Market as the best in Taiwan based on an online poll. The Liouhe Night Market got the top votes in all six categories beating out both Shilin Night Market (士林夜市) in Taipei and Yilan County’s Luodong Night Market (羅東夜市). The categories were: most eco-friendly, most tourist-friendly, most charismatic, most organized, most popular and best food.

Teach English in TAIWAN: Janine

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Janine lives and works in Taiwan. She is one of five Hess teachers filmed last summer for this documentary.

The unparalleled beauty of Alishan (2 of 3)

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The greater Alishan area is in fact made up of 18 mountains. It is said that the reason it is called Alishan is that each time Abali, the chief of the Tsou people, went hunting on Alishan 250 years ago, he returned with a rich catch. He often led his tribes people to hunt on the mountain, and the abundant prey improved their lives. The Tsou people then called the area Alishan in memory of Chief Abali. What are the attractions that have made the Alishan Forest Recreation Area so famous?Five beautiful sights - the sunrise, the sea of clouds, its forests, the railway, and the cherry blossoms - have attracted countless numbers of visitors to Alishan. But there is more than that... 【The information from Forestry Bureau,C.O.A.】

Taiwan Explorer Part 8: Incredibly Bored in Gaoxiong

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Trip to Gaoxiong in South Taiwan. Typhoon. Bad weather. Bored. Don't watch this. Seriously.

[Ben-Ja Lin] WestMeetsDongFinalVideoHD

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West Meets 東 - Final Video HD

What Up, Kaohsiung? - Lion Dance

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Stunning acrobatics on the tops of uneven sticks!! The international lion dance competition held at the Kaohsiung arena on Oct 2nd was a fabulous display of world-class lion dancers. This video captures some of the highlights of this competition.

Pole dancers and Betel Nut Girls in Taiwan

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Misadventures in Taiwan - video showing pole dancers at a temple celebration in rural Taiwan, betel nut girls selling betel nuts on the roadside

Vision of Taiwan's Mountains #2

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At the border between heaven and earth, all you can hear is the wind. Looking down from a height of almost 4,000m, the blue sky, the white clouds, and the black rock are imbued with the beauty of heaven and of earth. Standing so close to heaven, a conversation with the earth seems in order. Be inspired by these mountains, and be dazzled by their fearsome crags, in which majesty combines with brute power. Whether you want to experience nature, find inspiration, or simply delight in life itselfwhatever your reasons, you are sure to find your answer in the high mountains of Taiwan.

Taiwan Explorer Part 5: A bit more of Kinmen

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Kinmen Island, Taiwans outpost right next to China. Some more roaming on the island and then a wonderful flight across most of the island back to Taipei.

Teach English in TAIWAN: Gary

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Gary's life in Taiwan.