Taiwan (2007-2012)

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Between 2007 and 2012, I made several short trips to Taiwan for my work. Below are some photos that I took during these trips.

 

Colors of Taiwan.

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In Taipei:

- A surprising ad in the Taipei Railway Station.

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- Taipei 101.

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- The 660-tonne steel pendulum protecting Taipei 101 against earthquake and a view from the top.

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- The Grand Hotel.

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- Night market and some of its delicacies.

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- Tasting tea in a small shop of Wenshan District (southern Taipei)...

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- ... and in a teahouse of Maokong, on the hills overlooking the National Chengchi University.

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In Taichung:

- View over central Taichung.

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- Laughing Buddha at Paochuen Temple (30m-high statue).

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- Lotus flower in a park.

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- An unusual display of decorated cows.

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In Tainan and Anping:

- Temple of the God of War.

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- Matsu Temple in Anping.

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- Prayer cards posted in a temple, asking for good luck on exams.

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- Temple lights.

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- Various temples.

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- Zheng Chenggong (Koxinga) Shrine.

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- Stone tortoises at Chihkan Towers (Fort Proventia).

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- Small restaurant and its courtyard in Anping.

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- Small restaurant serving soup with a sausage.

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- Chinese pharmacy.

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Sitou Forest (Central Taiwan, east of Taichung):

- Arriving at Sitou Forest in a nicely decorated taxi.

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- Views of Sitou Forest.

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- Tea plantation above Sitou Forest.

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In Yangmingshan National Park (north of Taipei) and at its tallest peak.

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Taroko Gorge (eastern central Taiwan):

- Narrow sections.

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- Interesting sign posted at the entry of the Shakadang Trail (actually an easy side hike from the Taroko gorge) and a view of the clear water along this trail.

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- Hsiang-te Temple in the Taroko gorge.
(First photo: Statue of Ksitigarbha, a Bodhisattva. Second photo: Statue of Guanyin.)

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Sculpture garden at Juming Museum.

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North coast.

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