The Magic of Taiwan
An insider’s look exploring the culture, cuisine and landscape of this fascinating island nation. Taiwan is a leader in technological advancement but the fertile green mountain range, marble gorges, and numerous hot springs slow the pace. The temples and shrines reveal the deep-rooted beliefs and beauty of this resilient populace.
The Magic of Taiwan features edible replicas of the nation’s most prized possessions such as the famed Jade Cabbage. A hot cup of traditional Oolong tea made the Taiwanese way with leaves freshly hand picked in the Alishan Mountains. In sharp contrast there is the modern skyscraper resembling a bamboo shoot, called ‘101’, in the capital city of Taipei.
We visit a magical marriage ceremony with the aboriginals of Taiwan, sail on a scenic boat ride to Bird Island and witness the traditionally wild firecracker festival.