Year of the Snake: Lunar New Year 2013 in Taiwan

With a vacation to Korea, an apartment move, and a visiting family member, I didn’t go out to document this year’s Lunar New Year as much as in the past.

With that said, it was a great time of relaxation for me even if it was a bit busy. This time of year always sorts of reignites the spark and excitement of living in Taiwan for me and this was no exception.

Above: Mazu, goddess of the sea, at Cixian Temple, Taipei.

Above: Cherry blossoms on a (very) foggy day at Lion’s Head Mountain (獅頭山).

Above: Temples on the same foggy day at 獅頭山.

  

Above left: worshippers walk under a lantern for blessings at Longshan Temple, Taipei. Above right: temple lanterns hang at Cixian Temple, Taipei.

Above: temple worshipers gather at Longshan Temple, Taipei.

Above: lanterns hang at Longshan Temple, Taipei.

Above: an incense burner at a temple on Lion’s Head Mountain.

Above: fried noodles being prepared at Shilin Night Market, Taipei.

Above: the calm before the crowds at Liuhe Night Market, Kaohsiung.

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15 responses to “Year of the Snake: Lunar New Year 2013 in Taiwan

  1. Great photos!. Would love the chance to photograph this one day.

  2. Love the temple roof photograph!

  3. Mike Graziano

    Love the photos. The roof is great!!

  4. All are such amazing images… You are so lucky to be there and capture it all.

  5. Reblogged this on dario redondo and commented:
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  6. Really beautiful these pictures!

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  8. KaZ

    You make me wanna re-visit Taiwan! Lovely photos. :)

  9. Rebecca Sands

    Wow – these pics are amazing, and really give a feel for being there – particularly the night market preparations.

  10. Beautiful photos!! Love the one of the incense burner, it so reminds me of my temple visits in Asia!

  11. Interesting photos. I have been to Taipei many times but not yet to Kaohsiung. Maybe I’ll plan to go there next time.

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