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Taiwan bans food on public transport, limits religious activities during LNY

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid a rapid expansion of local COVID-19 infections, the government announced Saturday (Jan. 22) it was banning eating on public transportation and limiting religious even...

Photo of the Day: Even Taiwan's gods wear masks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A troupe of temple deities drew attention online after photos surfaced Monday (Dec. 28) showing the spiritual guardians wearing face masks as a precaution amid concern ove...

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...

Pole dancer goes flying after jeep crashes into beverage truck in SW Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A pole dancer along with two others were injured this morning when the jeep she was performing on suddenly crashed into a beverage truck and scooter, reported UDN. Early th...

Hundred-year temple parade draws locals and foreigners alike to Taiwan's Daxi Old Street

TAOYUAN (Taiwan News) — The two-day celebration of the birthday of the Taoist deity Lord Guan (關聖帝君) in Daxi District, Taoyuan City, kicked off Saturday with around-the-town parades that drew lo...

When traditional temple parade meets contemporary designs — Daxi Daxi Festival kicks off in Taiwan’s Taoyuan

TAOYUAN (Taiwan News) — The Daxi Daxi Festival, a series of cultural activities celebrating traditional folk beliefs with contemporary design and art kicked off Saturday at Taoyuan City’s ...

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...

Photo of the Day: Guardian demons greet City God parade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A local Taoist temple parade took place today in Da'an District of Taipei, featuring minion pole dancers, flaming hello kitty cars, and young female musicians in skimpy qipa...