Monthly Archives: January 2013

Chinese New Year Lanterns

With Chinese New Year approaching stores sell New Year decorations. This store offers lanterns, firecrackers, posters and other designs. See more Chinese New Year’s images at my Editorial Images Gallery at Photogenic Asia. This is one of the largest stores … Continue reading

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Orchids for Valentine’s Day

Beautiful Valentine Card with Orchids by asiastockimages Taiwan is one of the world’s largest exporters’s of orchid flowers. Every year in early spring an international orchid exhibition takes place in Tainan in southern Taiwan. These particular orchids are called butterfly … Continue reading

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For Whom The Bell Tolls

This large ceremonial bronze bell is housed in the Confucius temple of Qishan in southern Taiwan. It weighs several hundred kilos and is only used on special days for certain temple ceremonies. You can find this image and lots more … Continue reading

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Welcome the Year of the Snake!

Chinese New Year is fast approaching. New Year’s Eve will be on February 9th of this year, and New Year’s Day will be February 10. Here is a large supersized good luck coin with a New Year couplet wishing you … Continue reading

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Ceramic Tiger Temple Decoration

This bold ceramic sculpture of a tiger decorates the eaves of a traditional temple in Taiwan. Taiwan’s colorful religious life is often a combination of Taoism, Buddhism and a healthy dose of Chinese folk religion and practices thrown in. You … Continue reading

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Entrance Hall to Confucius Temple

The entrance hall to the Confucius Temple in the town of Qishan in southern Taiwan. Confucius (Kong Ze or Kong Tse) is still highly honored and respected in Taiwan and most bigger town have a dedicated temple for him. The … Continue reading

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Shuili Snake Kiln

The famous Shuili Snake Kiln in central Taiwan is a traditional pottery kiln, that was destroyed during the 1999 earthquake but has been rebuilt in subsequent years. Today it again produces magnificent pottery products. Buy this image in full size … Continue reading

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Tiger and Dragon Pagodas

These two pagodas at Kaohsiung’s Lotus Lake are called the Tiger and Dragon Pagodas, because you enter one pagoda through a large dragon mouth sculpture and exit the second pagoda from a tiger’s jaw. It is supposed to bring you … Continue reading

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Traditional Chinese Farmer’s Straw Hats

How would you like to wear one of those straw hats covered with colorful cloth? Well, come to Taiwan, and you will see many farmers sporting one of these. This image was taken at a farmer’s market in Yujin, in … Continue reading

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Chinese Rooftops

Here is a local neighborhood in Kaohsiung seen from above. Many Taiwanese prefer to live in narrow town houses and often add a variety of structures to their buildings. Those shiny, round things are water tanks. See my whole portfolio … Continue reading

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