Grand Hotel Cheng Ching Lake
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Went to Fo Guang Shan, largest Buddhist monastery. Very large, with 8 pagodas (each dedicated to something, with different topical exhibits) along the central lane leading to the main building that has various mini-museums and shrines. At each point we could interact with the monks and nuns who told us about the monastery. Behind the main building was a ...
We took the high speed rail to Tainan, going between stops at 280 Kph! Then it's a 40 min ride on a slow train to the city.
We took the walking tour by Lonely Planet to see some historic temples and one of the old forts. Managed to not get too lost. The map we have certainly was not to scale. The temples are all very elaborate and most of the ones we visited were ...
HSR - High Speed Rail from Taipei to Kaohsiung. Like Taiwan's bus and metro systems, this inter-city system is excellent.
And we are discovering there are some pluses to being grey-haired and obviously decrepit - folk offer us the priority seats on public transport! There is half-price for the over 65s, but in most cases this is just for the Taiwanese. They apologise, but we can see the point - they have paid the taxes. Also for museums and other entries.
We left the hotel at 9am to start our second day's tour of Tainan. Our agenda today was to first visit the salt mountain and museum, then later in the afternoon visit the National History Museum. I was glad that it would not be as agenda jammed and rushed day as yesterday.
The salt "mountain" and museum turned out to be an amusement park kind of place, built on the old salt producing place. Taiwan no longer produced salt now - it now imports salt from Australia. ...
... the others snapped away. It was an amusing sight to see and my suspicions of Taiwan's dog obsession were undoubtedly proved correct! Specific temples within the complex were and still are used for certain purposes. One temple is for wisdom, and whilst we were there a steady stream of teenagers were visiting it - no doubt in the midst of exams we assumed! We returned to our quirky guesthouse and tiny room to try and get as much sleep as possible before a very early start to reach ...