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Raohe Main Entrance

Travel in Taiwan | Raohe Night Market

THE best place to visit in the Songshan district is the Raohe Night Market. The Raohe Night Market is one of the oldest night markets in Taipei (and Taiwan) and my personal favorite. Video linked at the bottom! Raohe has your typical night market finds, Michelin-starred stalls, and unique eats.… Read More »Travel in Taiwan | Raohe Night Market

THE best place to visit in the Songshan district is the Raohe Night Market. The Raohe Night Market is one of the oldest night markets in Taipei (and Taiwan) and my personal favorite. Video linked at the bottom! Raohe has your typical night market finds, Michelin-starred stalls, and unique eats.… Read More »Travel in Taiwan | Raohe Night Market

Close-up of Elephant Trunk

Travel in Taiwan | Shenao Elephant Trunk

If you’re based around Taipei or Northern Taiwan, or even if you’re just passing through, Shenao Elephant Trunk is a cool place to visit! Shenao is a fishing harbor located in Ruifang, New Taipei. The Elephant Trunk is a geologic formation and you can visit it from the port. Before… Read More »Travel in Taiwan | Shenao Elephant Trunk

If you’re based around Taipei or Northern Taiwan, or even if you’re just passing through, Shenao Elephant Trunk is a cool place to visit! Shenao is a fishing harbor located in Ruifang, New Taipei. The Elephant Trunk is a geologic formation and you can visit it from the port. Before… Read More »Travel in Taiwan | Shenao Elephant Trunk

Taipei 101 and Skyline

Taipei Hidden Gem | Zhong Pu Shan

If you’re in Taipei and want a chance to view the Taipei skyline and Taipei 101, where do you go? Most people, both locals, and tourists, will probably answer Elephant Mountain (Xiangshan). Admittedly, the views of Taipei 101 ARE spectacular and the hike up is relatively easy. What’s not spectacular,… Read More »Taipei Hidden Gem | Zhong Pu Shan

If you’re in Taipei and want a chance to view the Taipei skyline and Taipei 101, where do you go? Most people, both locals, and tourists, will probably answer Elephant Mountain (Xiangshan). Admittedly, the views of Taipei 101 ARE spectacular and the hike up is relatively easy. What’s not spectacular,… Read More »Taipei Hidden Gem | Zhong Pu Shan

Entrance to Ningxia Night Market

Travel in Taiwan | Ningxia Night Market

Located in the Datong District 大同區 of Taipei, Ningxia Night Market 寧夏夜市 is considered a “smaller-scale” market when compared to Raohe or Shilin. But don’t be mistaken, what it lacks in the clothing/souvenir department it makes up for in the food it offers. Of course, Ningxia has all the regular… Read More »Travel in Taiwan | Ningxia Night Market

Located in the Datong District 大同區 of Taipei, Ningxia Night Market 寧夏夜市 is considered a “smaller-scale” market when compared to Raohe or Shilin. But don’t be mistaken, what it lacks in the clothing/souvenir department it makes up for in the food it offers. Of course, Ningxia has all the regular… Read More »Travel in Taiwan | Ningxia Night Market

View of Wuliaojian peak from the ridge

N. Taiwan Hike | Wu Liao Jian 五寮尖

WuLiaoJian in SanXia, along with Huangdidian in ShiDing and LiZiShan in PingXi, is known as one of the three great northern climbs spots or 北臺三大岩場.  Wu Liao Jian is not for novice climbers as it is relatively intense and requires climbing up and down steep cliffs, climbing ropes, and climbing… Read More »N. Taiwan Hike | Wu Liao Jian 五寮尖

WuLiaoJian in SanXia, along with Huangdidian in ShiDing and LiZiShan in PingXi, is known as one of the three great northern climbs spots or 北臺三大岩場.  Wu Liao Jian is not for novice climbers as it is relatively intense and requires climbing up and down steep cliffs, climbing ropes, and climbing… Read More »N. Taiwan Hike | Wu Liao Jian 五寮尖

Kings of Siam Residence | Grand Palace

The grand palace sits right along the Chao Phraya River in Phra Nakon, Bangkok. The palace complex, rather than a single structure, is an assortment of buildings, temples, halls, etc. That is owed to the complex’s additions and rebuilding over its almost 300-year history. King Rama I ordered the start… Read More »Kings of Siam Residence | Grand Palace

The grand palace sits right along the Chao Phraya River in Phra Nakon, Bangkok. The palace complex, rather than a single structure, is an assortment of buildings, temples, halls, etc. That is owed to the complex’s additions and rebuilding over its almost 300-year history. King Rama I ordered the start… Read More »Kings of Siam Residence | Grand Palace

Central Prang - Wat Arun

Hindu God Aruna | Wat Arun

The Wat Arun is one of Thailand’s most recognized and visited landmarks. Known for its distinct spirals, or “prangs,” the Wat Arun has existed since the 17th century. However, the temple has undergone several changes since its creation. The temple where the Wat Arun now lies was called the Wat… Read More »Hindu God Aruna | Wat Arun

The Wat Arun is one of Thailand’s most recognized and visited landmarks. Known for its distinct spirals, or “prangs,” the Wat Arun has existed since the 17th century. However, the temple has undergone several changes since its creation. The temple where the Wat Arun now lies was called the Wat… Read More »Hindu God Aruna | Wat Arun

Standing Buddha at a Distance

Travel in Thailand | Wat Indharaviharn

Originally called Wat Rai Phrik, the Wat Indharaviharn is a class-three temple (class-three is the lowest of the four classes) constructed at the beginning of the Ayutthaya Kingdom. The temple’s main attraction is the Luang Pho To or “Phra Si Ariyamettrai”, a 32-meter high statue covered in gold leaf. People… Read More »Travel in Thailand | Wat Indharaviharn

Originally called Wat Rai Phrik, the Wat Indharaviharn is a class-three temple (class-three is the lowest of the four classes) constructed at the beginning of the Ayutthaya Kingdom. The temple’s main attraction is the Luang Pho To or “Phra Si Ariyamettrai”, a 32-meter high statue covered in gold leaf. People… Read More »Travel in Thailand | Wat Indharaviharn

Dyeing the Cloth

A Weaving Culture | Lao Textile Museum

In Vientiane’s Traditional Cultural Education Center lies the Lao Textile Museum, where Laos’s textile tradition is being kept alive. The museum offers displays of various weaving and dyeing techniques. There is also a small gift shop where you can purchase hand-made fabric and other items made on-site. As a part… Read More »A Weaving Culture | Lao Textile Museum

In Vientiane’s Traditional Cultural Education Center lies the Lao Textile Museum, where Laos’s textile tradition is being kept alive. The museum offers displays of various weaving and dyeing techniques. There is also a small gift shop where you can purchase hand-made fabric and other items made on-site. As a part… Read More »A Weaving Culture | Lao Textile Museum