My mother was visiting Taiwan for 3 weeks and that was a good opportunity for me to revisit some of my favorite spots and rediscover new ones.
Joining up with my Taiwanese friend we set out to explore Anping. Among the stops – Anping’s Eternal Golden Castle. Actually, I’ve been to Eternal Golden Castle twice before, but it’s still a lovely spot to visit (and free for Tainanese ARC holders). The one thing I got to see this time which I didn’t get to see before was the canon firing ceremony (Ta-dam!) which was pretty cool and made the whole visit alot more, hmmm, lively.
(Jump to 7:56 for the actual firing)
The castle itself is beautiful and tranquil. Here are some selected shots :
My mother and friend at the entrance.
Cannons lined up for tourist inspection
There’s a water canal surrounding the castle
As well as some old trees that are taking over the relics
We wrapped things up in the nearby coffee shop. Notice how quickly I’ve trained my mom to play stupid camera poses (when in Rome…).