Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Taiwan - Cultural Attractions

Ilan Cultural Village:

Fo Guang Shan near Kaoshiung:

At the foot of Alishan:

The Sao people making use of tourism and aggressively selling their Ling Zhi products:

Temple at Sun Moon Lake:

Aboriginal Cultural Village just off Sun Moon Lake, which is a discordant combination of an amusement parks (with roller coasters) and displays of how the indigenous people used to live:

They had a number of amusement park rides, including the UFO drop - a freefall ride. 2 water flumes too, and a blatant copy of Disney's Space Mountain which was a disappointment.

The park includes an European Garden, which has no relevance to indigenous Taiwan people at all.

Back in Taipei, and the National Palace Museum was a collection of Chinese antiques. The place was teeming with Chinamen, which was really frustrating.

The Grand Hotel in Taipei:

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