8 Feb, 2009 in Nantou
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Aside from the main attractions in Nantou County (Sun Moon Lake and around it, Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village) my mother and I also shortly visited two strange attractions  we saw on the way. The first one is the Charcoal Doctor, a small museum that leads you towards the souvenir shop at the end all built […]

6 Feb, 2009 in Nantou
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The weather was absolutely perfect so we decided to take the Sun Moon Lake 1 hour tour boat and relax a bit with some of the locals (200NT$). …

4 Feb, 2009 in Nantou
Sun Moon Lake Sunset Shuishe Village-16.JPG

After visiting Chung Tai Chan monastery and the Formosan Aboriginal Village we arrived at Sun Moon Lake just in time for a beautiful sunset over the gorgeous lake. Sun Moon Lake’s Shuishe Village has a nice pier where a wonderful 10 minutes boardwalk begins that was made especially for enjoying the sunset. …

29 Jan, 2009 in Nantou
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After visiting Fo Guang Shan I thought there is little left to surprise me in how Buddhism is practiced in Taiwan, but Chung Tai Chan Monastery near Pui in Nan Tou County succeeded in shocking both my mother and I. The little I’ve heard about Chung Tai Chan prior to that didn’t do enough to […]

25 Jan, 2009 in Nantou
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I’ve heard great things about the Aboriginal Culture Village in Ping-Tung County ran by the government but never quite got around to visiting. As plans changed with my mother to go to central Taiwan instead of east coast I was delighted to learn that there’s another Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village just nearby Sun Moon Lake. […]

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