Take a Train to Qidu: Railway Cultural Festival

posted in: Culture 2

Take a train to the north of Taipei, and you will find some interesting names of railway stations. They are arranged in order from Wudu, Qidu until Badu. “Du” in Mandarin means settlement; in the early days during the time of building settlements, Han Chinese immigrants resisted aboriginal Ketagalans’ attack along the bent terrain of Keelung River, so the naming … Read More

Zhongshan Bridge: The Blue Corridor in the Image of Dr. Hou Hsiao-Hsien

posted in: Day Trips, Culture 8

  Whether it’s day or night, the “winding blue corridor” is filled with variation. You can see the actress Shu Qi on a midnight stroll and dance on the dreamy Zhongshan Bridge, enjoying a moment of freedom in the opening of the film “Millennium Mambo.” In this movie, Lin Qiang’s song, “A Pure Person,” paints a vivid picture for movie … Read More