So much in Asia depends on the calendar. In February in Beijing, more than 20 million people all set off fireworks to celebrate Chinese New Year. In Nagaland in India, tribes from all over the region meet to compete, dance, and celebrate. In Thailand, spectators look on as celebrants perform bizarre rituals at the Nine Emperor Gods Festival.   With an intimate and unique knowledge of Asian culture, Remote Lands knows the importance of experiencing culture the right way. Whether you want an up-close view of the Sing-Sing festival in the Asaro Valley of Papua New Guinea or a quiet walk through the Sapporo Snow Festival in Japan, Remote Lands can give travelers the best possible experience on their celebrations throughout Asia.
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Purple Butterfly Viewing


From December to March, visitors to the Maolin National Scenic Area can see migrating purple Euploea butterflies. Millions them make a stop-off here in the south of Taiwan, and thousands of tourists from across the world are drawn in by their beauty.

Location Maolin National Scenic Area, Taiwan

Lantern Festival


The Taiwan Lantern Festival is celebrated around the first full moon of the lunar year, and is considered one of the most romantic dates in the festive calendar. Locals and visitors make handheld candles, set off firecrackers and release lanterns into the sky. A can’t-miss favorite is tangyuan (sticky rice dumplings) - the festival food.

Location Countrywide, Taiwan

Song-Jiang Battle Array


The Kaohsiung Neimen Songjiang Battle Array Competition invites teams from across Taiwan to converge on the Zizhu Temple in Neimen for 12 days of martial arts demonstrations and contests. This 10-year-old event, held in March and April, also aims to promote this ancient art of battle whilst preserving its role in reflecting Taiwanese identity.

Location Kaohsiung, Taiwan

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