Nice Prince Hotel
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... that's 954m above sea level so top of pagoda is 1000m above sea level. Nice views of the lake and forest. Wanwu temple- Daoist. Unlike Buddhist which is simpler, less decorated and focusing on Indian elements like lotus leaves and elephants, Daoist is very Chinese. It's heavily decorated with dragons and tigers, as well and pictures of people. Buddhist temples have ...
We finally made it to the Alishan village only to find out that the hotel we booked was no where near the village. So, the only English speaking person at the tourist information took us to a hotel that we think later is ran by his friend. Anyway, the owner actually speaks Cantonese and was quite helpful. The hotel would charitably be described as rudimentary.
We took a ride on the historic narrow gauge ...
We took the fast train from Tainan to Chiayi, it took 40 min. The regular train would be 65 min and the high speed rail, 18 min. When we got there, some woman was offering a mini van ride to the B&B for NT$ 250 each. A bus ticket would be $170 and we would have to wait for another 4 hours. Luckily, we took the offer and the driver actually called the B&B to meet us ...
... 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, ...
... food for snakes which are then snacking on mice, bingo! The mushroom farm prepped and dried its mushrooms on site, there were large ovens with trays of drying 'shrooms on and the smell was fantastic.
Catherine and I walked up through town to a suspension bridge connecting to the other side of the valley. Got great views of the end of the Alishan mountain range, and view of the valley that our guesthouse sat in. In the late afternoon we relaxed at Old Five, the garden had a ...