This is one of the most famous power spot in Taiwan.
Mengjia Longshan Temple (Chinese: 艋舺龍山寺; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Báng-kah Liông-san-sī) is a temple in Wanhua District, Taipei, Taiwan. The temple was built in Taipei in 1738 by settlers from Fujian, China. It served as a place of worship and a gathering place for the Chinese settlers. The temple has been destroyed either in full or in part on numerous earthquakes and fires.
World War II, on 31 May 1945 it was hit by American bombers during the Raid on Taipei, who claimed the Japanese were hiding armaments inside. The main building and the left corridor were damaged and many precious artifacts and artworks were lost in the ensuing fire.
Second World War a few months later. Longshan is seen as an emblematic example of Taiwanese classical architecture, with southern Chinese influences commonly seen in older buildings.
Like most temples in Taiwan, the Temple worships a mixture of Buddhist, Taoist, and folk deities such as Matsu.
As a Japanese, I am familiar with the mixture of religions. It can be said that we worship Shinto and Buddhism.
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The station building of Taipei is huge and tiny. I remembered the station building of Shinjuku, Tokyo. It also has an atrium inside and the bullet trains start from this station to the south..
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Where do you think the delegation members were when this photo was taken ?
The tour to "The National Palace Museum" was arranged for us by Taiwanese Government.
The National Palace Museum (traditional Chinese: 國立故宮博物院; simplified Chinese: 国立故宫博物院; pinyin: Guólì Gùgōng Bówùyuàn) is an antique museum in Shilin, Taipei, Taiwan. It is one of the national museums of the Republic of China, and has a permanent collection of more than 696,000 pieces of ancient Chinese artifacts and artworks, making it one of the largest in the world. The collection encompasses over 8,000 years of Chinese history from the Neolithic age to the late Qing Dynasty. Most of the collection are high quality pieces collected by China's ancient emperors.
Back from the quotation, it is prohibited to take photos in the museum, please visit Taiwan or the special exhibition of the collection in Tokyo to be held this year.
The neighbors of the National Palace Museum is the high end residential area of Taipei and these condominiums are in front of the gate of the museum.
The National Palace Museum was swamped by Chinese People from the continent on the day. According to the curator of the museum, since about five years ago, the numbers of visitors from the continent increased so much.
We really appreciate his cooperation and hospitality.
It was 28 degrees in Celsius outside and everybody was so thirsty that the coldTaiwanese beer gave us comfy refresh and revitalized us.
They are the skin of the pork. First off the hair on the skin was shaved and grilled so nicely to the extent it turns to be crisp like "Beijing Duck". Actually the meat of duck is under the crisp pork skin on the dish.
I love this !
Have a great weekend and please be looking forward to the next post !