Many international students came to Taiwan for the first time as they started their CTBC(中信金融管理學院) journey. With the help from our part-time TAs, the Office of International Affairs had arranged a cultural tour of Tainan.. Since Chinese New Year was just around the corner before the end of 110-1 semester, the TAs decided to go to the the seasonal market for the new yaer together. Tasting delicious food together offered the perfect start of this trip and definitely the best way to connect with friends from different countries.
Visit the street leading up to the Lunar New Year festivities
At the end of the trip, Taiwanese TAs took their new friends to visit the Luermen Mazu Temple and introduced the custom of the Orientals worship incense which is a simple ceremony of Taoism praying for peace. Although a few international students have their own religions but chose to be open mind and had tried different religious rituals during the temple visit, and this serves to the purpose of OIA by bring in everyone together and gain new experiences.
The first time for them to worship by incense
Group photo at the front of the temple courtyard stands a memorial gateway with three archways