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10491, Taiwan, Taipei City, Zhongshan District, 台北市中山區
We snagged this shot while on a trip we called "Taipei for a Day" (because we were only on the ground for 24 hours). It is from inside a temple looking out the window to the street. I loved the lanterns.
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Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall is one of my favorite places to wander around or hang out to read/people watch. This particular day was beautiful, and only enhanced by the perfect soundtrack.
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No. 211, Guangzhou Street, Wanhua District, Taipei City, Taiwan 10853
An evening at Longshan Temple in Taipei. Incense smell in the air, light rain, people praying. Quite a magical moment on my first day in Taiwan.
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No. 21, Zhongshan South Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100
I landed in Taipei thinking that I had an hour and a half layover... only to discover that my ticket actually said "PM" instead of "AM" and my 1.5 hours had suddenly become 13.5. With seven bucks on me, a backpack with my laptop, and two rice...
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No. 211, Guangzhou Street, Wanhua District, Taipei City, Taiwan 10853
One of the aspects of temple life I found most interesting in Taipei was the Taiwanese obsession with luck and wishes. At almost every temple, one can find areas where the faithful leave their fondest wishes in the hopes that they will be granted....
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Pingxi District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 226
If you’re logical, you might not make the trek to the Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival. Depending upon where you live, this is a long way to go for just a few hours of visual splendor in the sky. The fact is that the highlight lasts no more than about...
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No. 167-1, Gangdong Road, Wanli District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 207
Day trip to Yehliu, one-hour bus drive north from Taipei. It was rainy, however, I was very impressed by the strange rock formations. I have never seen anything like this before!
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Sun Moon Lake National Scenic Area, Nantou County, Taiwan
Sun Moon Lake is Taiwan's largest fresh water lake. When I lived in Nantou County, central Taiwan, I would often ride my scooter to Sun Moon Lake for a bit of fresh air and reflection. One day I drove to the lake and traveled up a hill to the...
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103, Taiwan, 台北市大同區朝陽里
Tucked in a narrow alleyway lined with dimly lit offices and industrial workshops, Ri Xing Type Foundry houses one of the world’s last sets of traditional character molds for lead-type printing. Arrange a tour to watch owner Chang Chieh-kuan...
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Cingshuei Cliff, Taiwan
There is an area of Taiwan, that, in my mind, will always be one of the most beautiful places on Earth. The Cingshui Cliffs, located along the Su-Hua Highway in Hualien – a county in eastern Taiwan – are soul-stirring and breathtaking to behold....
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Sun Moon Lake, Yuchi Township, Nantou County, Taiwan 555
In 2012 CNN News named Sun Moon Lake on the world’s “10 Breathing Cycling Rides.” The lake is Taiwan’s largest alpine lake, and visitors have the opportunity to cycle around the 29-kilometer perimeter of the shimmering turquoise waters. You can...