Taiwan And Southeast Asia Travel Talk at Kaohsiung’s 2017 Lantern Festival

I’m always asked when is the best time of year to visit Taiwan. Almost anytime of the year can be interesting but one of my favorite times to recommend is during the Chinese New Year,(Lunar New Year) festivities.

The first day itself is always inspiring and full of good spirit as many Taiwanese visit temples to start the year off with prayers of good fortune, luck, and health.

Then of course there are the many festivals that are centered around the New Year including the Beehive Fireworks Festival, if you’re daring and looking for extreme adventure. See the podcast featured on this channel.

For a more serene experience the Lantern Festivals of Taiwan are wonderfully beautiful and completely safe, but you will have to endure huge crowds. Most major cities on the island host a lantern festival.  

As Kaohsiung is the largest port city of Taiwan there are many marine themes. Artistically I noticed there were many interesting variations of the rooster theme compared with the Taipei Lantern Festival and the Love River setting is absolutely magical.

Join me for part one of this two part series on the 2017 Kaohsiung Lantern Festival on Far East Adventure Travel. This is from a previous live stream broadcast my Periscope channel. If you would like to receive live notications of my broadcasts please follow me on Twitter and Periscope: @FarEastAdvTravl

About the Author John Saboe

I am a broadcaster, photographer, writer and videographer with a passion for travel throughout Asia. I love making connections and engaging with people. I am spiritual and seek adventure wherever I go.

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