Taiwan : BeiTou Thermal Valley

Mar 9, 2012 Fri, 4:45 PM Just a short metro ride and you can access BeiTou Thermal Valley for some shot springs. Rent a room and take a dip using water supplied from the geothermal valley. The hot water relaxes and soothes the body.     Advertisements

Taiwan : Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall

Mar 9, 2012 Fri, 11:02 AM Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall. Engraved on the wall behind are Chiang’s words, the central ideas of The Three Principles of the People— “ethics, democracy and science”; and on the marble pillars on both sides of the statue—“The purpose of living is to improve the living of whole human beings;…

Taiwan : Dr. Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall

Mar 9, 2012 Fri, 9:52 AM Our last day in Taiwan and we spent it visiting the memorial halls. One was for Dr. Sun Yat Sen, Father of Independent Taiwan. Be sure to catch the changing of the guards every hour. It is done in a very respectful manor. Perfection timed.        …

Taiwan : Lungshan Temple, Taipei

Mar 9, 2012 Fri, 8:53 AM UTC +8 GPS : 25.0370628,121.4998639 Take the metro to Longshan Temple Station and walk across the road to head into LungShan temple. Just cross the road and head into the temple. It was a rainy day in Taipei but that did not stop people from coming to pray. Lungshan temple…

Taiwan : Raohe Night Market, Taipei

03/08/12, 10:44 PM UTC+8 Camera : 7D Raohe Night Market is the oldest night market in Taipei. But gettting here was not an easy task. It was a long walk from the MRT station. We arrived at Roahe later in the evening. Most stalls consist of food stalls. You can walk the streets and get…

Taipei : Taipei 101

03/08/12, 8:49 PM UTC+8 The rainy weather continued but as I learnt in my 2 weeks in Seattle, I will not complain and I will keep going. Welcome to Taipei 101. Once the tallest tower in the world from 2004 to 2010, this was a must go up one our tours around the world. The…

Taiwan : National Palace Museum, Taipei

If you want to view the Jadeite cabbage sculpture that is ever so popular in Taiwan, you have to head to The National Palace Museum. Of course, there are many other items on view. I would schedule about 2-3 hours of time minimum for this place. No photography allowed means very few photos on display…