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Taiwan Free and Easy Trip Day 7

Taiwan (Yeh Liu, Yang Ming Shan & Bei Tou) Free and Easy Trip Day 7

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Day 7 Itinerary:

Day 7 Itinerary: Taipei Lung Shan Temple, Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, Yehliu Geological Park and Wu Fen Pu Commercial Zone

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Day 7 Itinerary

Day 7 Itinerary: Yang Ming Shan, Bei Tou Hell Valley, Dan Shui Old Street and Taipei 101

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We have combined the last 2 days itinerary in the blog.  Actually, this can be done if you have driver and is taking mid night flight.  We are re-visit all these places after 4 years time.

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Lung Shan Temple 龙山寺

Ticket: Free Entrance

Open: 7 am – 10 pm daily

Long Shan Si is a popular temple, it’s consists of 3 halls: the fore hall is used as the entrance and the space for the people to worship.

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Temple 1

Long Shan Temple Main Entrance. Opposite is the Musical Foutain

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The main hall is in the center of the whole complex with a statue of Kuan-In as the main God of the temple.  Kuan-In is enshrined in the center accompanied by another 2 bodhisattvas, Manjusri at the left and Samantabhadra at the right.  The 18 Arhans are also present on both sides as attendants.

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Temple 2

Temple is Giving Out Joss Stick for Free

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The temple was founded in 1738 and dedicated to the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy (Kuan-in in Chinese, or Avalokitesvara in Sanskrit).  It was rebuilt in 1919 and completed in 1924.  The Government, assigned Lungshan Temple a historical site of second grade on 19 Aug 1985, so that it will be preserved for future generations.

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Temple 3

Temple with Chinese New Year Declaration

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Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall 蒋介石记念堂

Ticket: Free Entrance

Open: 9am to 6.30pm daily

The Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall enormous marble edifice towers with blue roof tiles and white walls, over landscaped garden, graceful pavilions and placid ponds.

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Large Bronze Statue of Chiang Kai-shek. Every hour there will be changing of Guards Ceremony Performances.

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Chiang Kai-Shek Museum

Ticket: Free Entrance

Open: 9am to 6.30pm daily

There’s a museum at the ground level documenting Chiang Kai-shek’s life and career and exhibits related to Taiwan’s history and development.

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Chiang Kai-Sek Office

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Chiang Kai-Shek Car

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This Car Had Saved Chiang Kai-Shek’s Life by Blocking a Gun Shot. The bullet hole is still there but you will need to find it.

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The National Theater and National Concert Hall are located to either side of the main gate.  World-class concerts and performances are held in these two venues, and open-air performances are often put on in the plaza.

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View from Memorial Hall to 自由广场

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自由广场. We Love Freedom

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YehLiu Geological Park 野柳地质公园

Ticket: NT80 for adults and NT40 for children

Open: 7.30am to 5pm daily

The Yehliu Geological Park is famous for it’s natural rocks formation, are an amazing array of artistic shapes created by erosion and other natural forces.  It dates back about 10-25 million years ago.

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Yeh Liu Geopark Entrance and Tourist Service centre

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Yeh Liu Geopark street view. Yeliu Marine Park (blue color building), is opposite the Yeliu GeoPark

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Ocean-Eroded Trench

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With some assistance from erosion, weathering and earth movement, the limestone and calcium carbonate surfaces have become fractured with giant rocks, pot holes and fossils.

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Mushroom Roak

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This rock is such a treasured symbol of Taiwan that you cannot get near the rock itself.  Between cameras and eagle-eyed security guards stationed on either side, no one lays a finger on the Queen.

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The most well-known is the Queen’s Head rock – an iconic image of Taiwan that resembles the profile of an Egyptian queen.

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Continued erosion has reduced the circumference of her neck and it is believed that another five to ten years could cause the neck to naturally break off so they are quick to ensure no human forces speed that timeline up.

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Left photo took in Apr Yr2010. Right was Feb Yr2014.

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Sea-Eroded Rocks.  The aforementioned are parts of the layers featuring special shapes as a result of being corroded by sea water.

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You may see the Merlion’s Head Rock, Elephant Rock, Fairy’s Shoe, Earth Rock and Peanut Rock.

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The total distance measured from the entrance of the Yehliu Geopark to the end of the cape is about 1.7 km

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Seafood Lunch

We having “Expensive” Seafood Lunch near Yehliu Geopark.

This Lunch cost us NT6,500.

This Lunch cost us NT6,500. Wah Wah Wah!!!

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We spot this at one of the shop

We spot this areca 槟榔 at one of the shop

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Yang Ming Shan National Park 陽明山國家公園

If the weather is clear, consider walking up to Mount Cising, which at 3,674 feet is the highest summit in the greater Taipei basin.  The wind-swept high meadows are covered in waves of silver grass.

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Yang Ming Shan Street view

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Yang Ming Shan, the gently sloping dormant Volcano that sits in a National Park on Taipei’s northern edge.

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Rising of steam.

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Menghuan Lake is a natural lake on the eastern slope of Mt. Qixing.  Rare Taiwan water scallion grows here and is one of the lake’s unique attractions.

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Our Sweet Sweet Memory.  The lake water still as green as 4 years ago.🙂

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Since the lake is a nature reserve, an observation deck and a trail have been built to prevent damage to the ecology.  The lake acquires a poetic beauty when winter winds shroud it in mist.

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Calla Lilly Farm.  Feeling great, we are here again with our precious.🙂

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Bei Tou Hell Valley 北投地狱谷

Ticket: Free Entrance

Open: 24 hours

Hot Spring at the park, covers an area of 3,500 square meters.  The spring water here is the hottest in the Datun Mountain area, can reach temperatures of 90°C and has an extremely high sulfur and mineral content.

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The Sulphur Smell are Strong

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Its Smell of Sulphur and Rising of Steam

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With the thick smoke and sulfurous gas, its like in Hell @ Hell’s Valley

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Bei Tou Public Library, Designed like a Ship. Bei Tou Hot Spring Museum is just beside the library.

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Hot Spring Bath 温泉浴

Traditional Public Hot Spring bath etiquette requires that bathers thoroughly wash and rinse off their bodies and to be naked upon entering hot spring.  This is the Japanese style public bath etiquette.

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Small room with double bed attached with Hot Spring Bathtub

Small room with double bed attached with Hot Spring Bathtub.  We try 40mins for NT250.  Good try.

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Millennium Hot Spring 千禧汤

Ticket: NT40 per person, swimsuits is required.

Millennium Hot Spring is an outdoor public hot spring located at Zhongshan Road, just after the Hot Spring Museum.  There have a number of rules, available on English and Chinese, please read before enter.

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President Ma Ying Jiu Attended the Grand Opening of the Hot Spring.

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If you have no time or don’t want to Pay for the Hot Spring bath, you can try this, it’s FREE! They soak their feet in the warm water on the stream.

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Ketagalan Culture Center

Ticket: Free Entrance

Open: 9am to 5pm, closed on Monday

Beitou was the area where Ketagalan People, one of Taiwanese Aborigines, lived in old times, and Ketagalan Culture Center was set up by the government to preserve the Taiwanese Aboriginal culture and art.

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Taiwanese Aborigines Center

There is a regular exhibition of Taiwanese Aboriginal historic relics on the first floor.  The second floor has a special area for Pepo Aborigines (Plain Aborigines) Culture displays, including TV walls, old pictures and models. The third floor is for the displays introducing Mountain Aboriginal history, cultural features, traditional life styles, and religions.

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Dan Shui Old Street 淡水老街

Danshui Old Street and waterfront is along the Danshui River, is located right outside the north side of the MRT Station and stretches north to the ferry docks.

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Our Dinner

Our Dinner, yummy yummy!!

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This pedestrian walking street offers a wide selection of restaurants, arcades and stores specializing in traditional handicrafts and foods.

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Wu Fen Pu Commercial Zone 五分埔商圈

When talking about buying the most fashionable and cheapest clothes in Taipei, Wu Fen Pu is the place which almost everybody who lives in Taipei city will recommend.  It provides clothes for both men, women, and even for dogs!  Not only for retail sale, Wu Fen Pu is also a place for bulk or wholesale.

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Wu Fen Pu Wholesale walking street.

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WFP 3

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Taipei 101

Taipei 101 Night view

Taipei 101 Night view

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Home Sweet Home

We took taxi from Hotel to Tao Yuan International Airport, NT1,000.

Bye Bye Taiwan

Bye Bye Taiwan.  We will be back again.  :)

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Link: Taiwan (Taipei) Free and Easy Trip Day 1

Link: Taiwan (Tao Yuan & Taichung) Free and Easy Trip Day 2

Link: Taiwan (Taichung & Qin Jing) Free and Easy Trip Day 3

Link: Taiwan (Qin Jing, Wu Ling & Taikoro) Free and Easy Trip Day 4

Link: Taiwan (Hua Lien) Free and Easy Trip Day 5

Link: Taiwan (Hua Lien, Jiu Fen & Shi Fen) Free and Easy trip day 6

Link: Taipei Free and Easy Trip Day 1

Link: Taipei Free and Easy Trip Day 2

Link: Taipei Free and Easy Trip Day 3

Link: Taipei Free and Easy Trip Day 4

Link: Taipei Free and Easy Trip Day 5

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