1 shot, 2 stabbed at temple festival in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- One man was shot and two men were stabbed during the tail end of a temple festival early this morning in the heart of old Taipei, reported TVBS. A miaohui (廟會) or temple fes...

16-year-old teen shoots two men at 7-Eleven in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A 16-year-old teen allegedly shot and wounded two men outside a 7-Eleven, while his 17-year-old accomplice helped them flee the scene by scooter in Zhushan Township in central ...

Exhibition spotlighting Taiwan folk religion to kick off in Los Angeles

An exhibition exploring folk religious customs will kick off July 21 at the Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles as part of government efforts to foster international awareness of the nation’s cultural...

The sorry lives of India's captive elephants

Roughly 10,000 temple festivals and processions take place in Kerala annually, and many of them involve elephants. Decked in heavy ornaments and colorful decorations the elephants are made to carry he...

Photo of the Day: Mini 'Eight Generals' march in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Children dressed as Ba Jia Jiang (The Eight Generals, 八家將) are seen in this photo on the streets of Taipei on May 6. The Ba Jia Jiang were part of a Matsu pilgrimage process...

Bullets fly as cops bust Buddha robbers at Bombing Handan festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Police fired shots in the air at a Bombing Handan Festival yesterday to apprehend two teens who had stolen a Buddha statue worth NT$640,000 (US$21,353) in a smash and grab from...

Photos of Taipei's Qingshan Temple festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The three-day miaohui (廟會) or temple festival held by the Bangka Qingshan Temple (艋舺青山宮) in which Qingshan Wang (青山靈安尊王, King of Green Mountain) toured Taipei's Wanhua Dist...

Temple festival in Taipei with hundred years of history draws the pious and curious

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The three-day miaohui (廟會) or temple festival held by the Bangka Qingshan Temple (艋舺青山宮) began on Thursday with crowds joining the procession led by the King of Qingshan (...

Taipei’s largest ‘miaohui’ temple festival kicks off

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – From Thursday to Saturday (December 7-9), one of the three biggest miaohui (廟會) or temple festivals in Taipei takes place in the city's Wanhua District where the proce...

Photo of the Day: Rare Taoist temple ritual kicks off in Zhushan Township

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- For the first time in 300 hundred years, a Taoist Chien Chiao (建醮) ritual is being jointly organized by 9 temples in Zhushan Township in Nantou County for five days from Oct. 2...

100-year temple festival coming to Nantou's Zhushan township next week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- For the first time in 100 hundred years, a Taoist Chien Chiao (建醮) ritual will be held in Zhushan Township in Nantou County for five days from Oct. 23-27, and during this sacre...

Hell to pay: Taoist gods take to Taipei streets to protest curbs on burning offerings

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Over 10,000 members of 100 temples from across Taiwan converged on the streets of Taipei yesterday to protest against measures taken by the government to reduce the burning of ...

Da-Guan Dance Theater troupe to perform in 3 S Asian countries

NEW DELHI (Taiwan News) -- The Da-Guan Dance Theater troupe from the Department of Dance at the National Taiwan University of Arts (NTUA) will perform "Splendor of Taiwan" at the Indian Coun...

Enjoy Japanese Authentic Summer at Hakone Hotel Kowaki-en with Hot Springs

HAKONE, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 6, 2015--Hakone Hotel Kowaki-en will host "Nature of Hakone, Hospitality of Japan - Experience Cool Amid Japan's Summer" until August 31, 2015. This event, speciall...

Enjoy Japanese Authentic Summer at Hakone Hotel Kowaki-en with Hot Springs

HAKONE, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 6, 2015--Hakone Hotel Kowaki-en will host "Nature of Hakone, Hospitality of Japan - Experience Cool Amid Japan's Summer" until August 31, 2015. This event, speciall...