Kaohsiung Local Customs

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    The tourist-info will meet you at your ship

    by globetrott Updated Aug 4, 2014

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    When you arrive by cruisehip in Kaohsiung there will be a lot of stands of the Tourist-Information right there at your ship, so you get an idea what to do and where to go.
    All of them spoke good english, but no german and maybe also no other language but they were very friendly, helpfull and all of their services were free of charge except for the tours they had organized in Taxis.

    I also enjoyed a lot the funny decoration with Ballons that was obviously made just for our ship

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    walk to the Pagodas

    by globetrott Written Jul 20, 2014

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    Take a walk to the pagodas of Lotos Pond, because all of them have beautifull ornaments and decorations inside and in almost all of them you will also be able to step up some stairs in order to have a great view of the surrounding area, just take a look at my extra-Pictures here as well !
    There will be souvenir-Shops and even toilets there as well sometimes.

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    walk through the Dragon and Tiger

    by globetrott Updated Jul 20, 2014

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    Here in my main picture you will see the large Dragon and Tiger pagodas of Lotos Pond and you will be able to walk through them !
    The path for visitors starts in the mouth of the Dragon that has a lot of paintings inside, showing to good and the bad things in Life and trying to persuade the people to follow the right path in Life. At the end of the path you will get out through the mouth of the tiger.
    Inside you will also find a small place, where people can pray and light some candles (my last Picture)
    The walk is easy, BUT will also include a lot of places with steps up and down, so this is no place for elderly or handicaped People !

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    the monks of Fogwangshan Temple

    by globetrott Written Jul 20, 2014

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    The Fogwangshan Temple is run by monks and nuns and there was even a monk from Bavaria who we spoke to and who showed us a bit around.Monks from all parts of the world come here to Fogwangshan Temple in order to spend some time and medidate.
    The food by the way that they serve in the temple is only vegetarian.
    It was hard to take Pictures of Monks and so my extra pics here are just some other impressions from that temple.

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    How about the language ?

    by globetrott Written Jul 19, 2014

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    In Taiwan Mandarin is the official language, but most people who are working in the touristbusiness will also speak or understand some english.
    We did not have any problem with english in the places we have visited.
    In my last Picture: the Keyboard in a computercafe close to the port with an interesting combination of chineese and our Digits.

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    How about the local money ?

    by globetrott Written Jul 19, 2014

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    The official currency in Taiwan is the NT$, the New Taiwan Dollar.
    Taxidrivers who are coming to the port in order to take passangers for daytrips at prefixed rates might accept US Dollars as well, but in most of the other cases you need to change some local currency.Always keep the receipts when you change, so you will be able to change the rest of your money back at the end of your trip.
    Creditcards are accepted as well in bigger shops.

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    Money

    by keeweechic Updated Aug 27, 2006

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    The currency in Taiwan is the New Taiwan dollar (NT$). Keep your receipts when you change foreign currency as this may be asked for when changing it back again. Major credit cards are accepted and traveller's cheques can be cashed at hotels and some tourist-oriented businesses.

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    Weather

    by keeweechic Updated Aug 27, 2006

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    The average minimum temperature for the coldest month, February, is 18.6C and maximum for the hottest month, July, is 28.7C. The most humid time is in August with an average of 81%. Typhoon season is usually around June to October.

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    Bai Bai

    by TravelerM Updated Dec 8, 2002

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    Bai Bai is a very commonly seen custom in the street of Taiwan, especially in the south. The owners of stores or businesses would set out a table in front of their stores with food and fruit on as well as burning incense and a few cups of wine. They are for the wandering "spirits" to feast on. They believe helping those poor souls can accumulate good merits (Taoism) and somewhat do good about their businesses. So don't bother them when they are "eating" by not passing too close to the front of the table. It's kind of courtesy.

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    One of the Taiwan¡¦s...

    by jackhsu Written Sep 2, 2002

    One of the Taiwan¡¦s aboriginal ,The Siraya, has a night .sacrificial rites in Tannan county. The people uses lambs and pigs for there ancestry. It seems a little bloody. Most people believes that it will bring us a good luck. They sing and dance from midnight.til morning.

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  • Here lives an original...

    by Coreina Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    Here lives an original tribe~If you want to take a picture with them~you must ask them~and can't touch their things without their admitting~
    Their houses are all made of some kind of flat stones~because of the unique terrain~it is cool ~
    and they really respect of lily~the lily and the snake are both the symbol of Lu-kai tribe~
    This picture is from http://home.pchome.com.tw/web/2220257/Vaivid_11.htm

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    Language

    by keeweechic Updated Sep 12, 2002

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    The official language of Taiwan is Mandarin. Not a great deal of English is spoken, especially by the older generation.
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