Taiwan (Western Part) – 9 days Free n Easy Journey; Day 2 (4)

Hi all!! I would like to take the opportunity to wish all those who are celebrating the Eid al-Fitr;  an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan and Happy Holidays to the rest who are on holidays. Yup, it is a 2 days holidays for me here. =)

Ok.. back to my e-travel in Taiwan. Still in Shennong Street in Tainan.

This was a long street with nice old building to look and take pictures.

  

Lovely old building structure.

Shennong Street…..

Time to stop by for some food. Mmm can’t remember what this. Anyone can help here?

Walking further away from Shennong Street, we bump into some shop lots selling food. This is the spring roll.

This is the steam rice cake (Wagui) served in a bowl. Very nice. Had it at a stall near Chikan Tower.

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This is the stall. You can have it right in front the stall. Eat while you look at the person preparing it.

Small steam dumplings. Yummy. Hot and juicy.

The wall of the State Temple of the Martial God along Yongfu Road.

Another temple in fron of Yongfu Road. In fact, in Tainan, there are lots of temples everywhere.

Like my e-travel? Well…. there are more to come. Keep following me on my e-travel and hope you have a good travel time with me. If you have not follow me yet, then press ‘follow me’ so that you do miss out on my e-travel.

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Taiwan – Tainan; 2 Days Trip on History (4)

Great!! You are still with me. So, let keep moving.

Before moving out from Chikan Tower, below is a snap short of brief history of Chikan Tower at the entrance to Chikan Tower ground.

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Anyway moving on, walking nearby, I cant help stopping at the nearest shop for a like meal. Well… this shop looks interesting.

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Had Lu Rou Fan (braised pork rice) for my late lunch

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mmmmm.. and this, I cant quite remember. Anyone?

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After my meal, I took a walk behind one of the allies near Chikan Tower.

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One of the temple behind the lanes; Grand Mazu Temple.

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Wow… looks at those giant winter melons!!! Guess they must be in season in Tainan.

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Entrance to the Grand Mazu Temple.

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Ok.. time to walk out from the ally and keep on exploring Tainan. Remember… stay close with me so that you dun miss out the fun. =)

Taiwan – Tainan; 2 Days Trip on History (3)

Thanks for staying with me on my trip to Tainan City, Taiwan.

Still in Chikan Tower. Below is the ‘Statue of Compromise between Zheng Chenggong and the Dutch’

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This is the Sea God Temple  and the entrance is the slabs which is the Turtle Monuments.

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Side entrance to the Sea God Temple which I had to climb the steps up.

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This is the Wunchang (God of Literature) Pavilion which is right behind the Sea God Temple.

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Entrance to Wunchang Pavilion.

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Beautiful wooden handcrafted architecture.

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Side entrance to the hall in the the Wunchang Pavilion. Nice shape right?

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Some of the literature books on display. All these were handwriting and the Chinese writing are so small. Yes, used by Chinese brush.

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Well, there’s more to come on my walk in Tainan city. Want to know what’s coming up next? If, then stick around and you will find out. =)

Taiwan – Tainan; 2 Days Trip on History (2)

Hi there!! If you have followed me on my previous posting. I am posting my trip to Tainan City, Southern Taiwan which is the oldest city in the country. It has left behind a very complex history but I will not dwell into that as I will not bore my reader with history lesson. =P

Back to the train.This is shot in the train… a long4 1/2 hr journey from Hsinchu by the normal train. If I recall correctly, there were  about 25 stops before reaching Tainan.

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Yup.. you could see that I was getting bored here. Taking weird shots. HAHA!!

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The view. The railway tracks is near the coast. So you could see lot of wind turbine along the way.

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… lots of open fields where farmers plating their crops. So, if you like to see the view of the country side, you could take this normal train and enjoy the slow ride.

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One of the stops along the way before arriving in Tainan.

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Ok… let’s skip and head to Tainan.

My first stop was to Chikan Tower or also known as Fort Provintia. It is among the most important historic sites in Tainan City as well as all of Taiwan and not to mention, also one of the prettiest.

Below is the map of the Chikan tower and it’s compound. Yup… it is right in the heart of Tainan city surrounded by the newer buildings.

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View from the entrance to the tower. You can see the stone slabs which is the turtle monument.

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Old quarters which is turn into souvenir shops.

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Like what you read and see? Well, dun stop. Follow me on my next posting to see more of Tainan through my  ‘íphone 4s’ lense. =)