Holiday Inn Express Taichung Park
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After consulting the guide book and internet, we concluded that there was really nothing that we want to do in the city.
Following breakfast the next morning, we decided to go out of town to see mushroom growing. We rushed to the bus stop only to wait for the bus that was 30 minutes late. The locals waiting with us informed us that it was nothing ...
... traveled to Tibet during the Tang dynasty in 700 A.D. to bring back and translated Buddhist sacred texts. Even with the first boat, the hoard was already there. We continued to walk uphill to the main temple and left the crowd behind after 2 minutes. The next temple has a far better view, only about 10 people on the whole grounds and we got to ring the giant bell.
After some ...
... continues, including the burning of paper money, the setting off of fireworks, the walking round a 'bridge' many times with family members dropping money into a bowl each time they pass this - supposedly to assist their grandmother in the afterlife but in reality being payment to the master of ceremonies who jokingly encourages them to put more in.
Finally everyone moves to the back garden where a large area has been fenced off. The paper house is carried by the ...
... lake must be very different when they first named it. Now even if you had much stronger imagination than I do, you'd have a hard time seeing moon and sun anywhere in the shape of the lake.
Today we toured miscellaneous places around. Aside from stopping at a few spots by the lake, we took a quick tour of the XiangShan place, which was like a museum of some sort. It was designed (and built?) by a Japanese. The shape was rather unique. We also stopped at an old tea factory, ...
... After lunch, we continued towards our hotel which was about 20 minutes away. Nice hotel! We got rooms on the 9th floor, facing the lake. Views were very beautiful! Talking about the lake, the Sun Moon Lake consisted of 2 lakes - the sun lake and the moon lake. The lake we're facing was the moon lake. But aside from the beautiful lake/mountain scenes, I could not see any "moon" about this lake. Maybe tomorrow our guide would be able to tell us more.