Kaohsiung Local Customs

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    Money

    by keeweechic Updated Aug 27, 2006

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    Local Currency

    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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    A nightview of Kaohsiung

    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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