If you visit only one temple in Taiwan, go to Baoan Temple. It’s a beautiful one from 1760, the temple combines interesting elements from Taoism and Buddhism. An old man who worked as a volunteer, explained a lot of rites to me in broken English. And urged me to throw red bamboo blocks on the ground, stir in a container with long wooden sticks and burn paper! An unforgettable experience.
Taiwan is an island nation located off the coast of southwest of Okinawa, Japan and north of the Philippines that is governed by the Republic of China since 1945. Shaped roughly like a sweet potato, the island nation has more than 23 million people and is one of the most densely populated places in the world. Besides its crowded cities, Taiwan is also known for steep mountains and lush forests.