I like to take this opportunity to wish all my readers a HaPPy New Year and that is will be better (hopefully) year in 2013.
2012 … has a been an exciting year with lots happenings around the globe; from politics turmoil; scandals to major victory, weather change – life loss and damages to property and crops to economy slowdown. Well.. need I say more. Guess not.
Anyway… it is the last day of 2012, so lets us all move on and accept the new day on a new year with open hands and a big smile. =)
When in Taipei, you can take the MRT to the last northern stop which is a small city called DanShui. It is actually a fishing village but now it is already a tourist area. You can also find lots of local going their with their family for outing such as kayaking or cycling.
Below is the my trip there … to DanShui.
Taking the MRT from Taipei Main
Yup… there is a Waiting Zone for Ladies.
Bicycles for rent…..
Hongmao Castle (Fort San Domingo)
DanShui Old Street
Lots of scooter as usual. =)
Scooters parked along the road.
Even a small narrow alley does not stop them going through.
I didn’t realize I had a draft blog on Xmas sitting in my post until I checked it out today. Anyway it is still within 12 days of Xmas. LOL!!!
It was a holiday that day and I dropped into another mall after doing some errants. It was unusual to see the street vendor in this mall on a weekday but it Xmas and everyone is on holiday and doing last minute shopping.
The stall setup with colour canopies.
This Xmas deco here is more to flower and colourful mushrooms.
Anyway.. Wishing everyone a Merry Xmas and A Happy New Year!!
Longshan Temple is located in Wanhua District and is Taipei’s the oldest temple. Built in 1738 by the settlers from Fujian, China. It serves as a place for worship and gathering place for the early settlers. It was destroyed by earthquake and also fire and was also part of the temple was destroyed during the Second World War. It was rebuilt again by the Taipei resident after the war.
I was able to get there (again reachable by MRT) and it is only a stone away from the MRT station.
This is the MRT station which I got off.
The temple entrance
Inside the temple.
I was lucky as on that, as they were having some offering to the God as you can see the food on the table.
An old lady clearing the candles…..
Side of the temple.
Next stop will be the Night market (haha..again); Huaxi Night Market which is a walk away. =)