Friday, July 16, 2010

· Go Green ·

Mother earth is dying!! Guys, please save her and Go GREEN now!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

· Taipei Hot Spots ·

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//Fireworks at Taipei 101//


Taipei City
Taipei is Taiwan's largest city as well as its economic, political, and cultural center. The city's comprehensive rapid transit system takes you quickly to go in the metropolitan area.


[Yangmingshan National Park]
Yangmingshan National Park is a perfect summer resort, which is located in the north of Beitou. Yangmingshan National Park is the only park in Taiwan that has volcanic geography and hot springs. It is designed in traditional Chinese style. The natural beauty of the part has won it the reputation as urban forest and the Taipei garden.

The park is characterized by a large clock made of flowers with a diameter of 22 feet. Water runs around the flower clock and music is played every hour. The clock is the characteristic of Yangming Park. Opposite the clock is a statute of late president Chiang Kai Shek; on both sides of the statue are the cypresses planted by president Chiang himself. The Xinhai Guangfu Building was completed in 1971, right in the center of the park. In addition, there is a statue of Wang Yang Ming, the famous Chinese scholar in the 17th century.








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[Guandu Nature Park]
"Guandu Nature Park" is a low-lying land area located southwest of the Guandu Plain in Taipei Basin, where the Keelung River joins the Danshui River. The main environments of the park are freshwater ponds, brackish ponds, swamps, rice paddies and mounds. Because of the diverse ecological environment, the area is home to numerous varieties of animals and plants. The Guandu Park was established to help preserve the precious natural resources of this land.
The various aquatic plants and water-tolerant plants along the shallow Queitzekeng River form the typical riverside landscape of a wetland. Birds also feed and rest along the riverside.



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[Tapei Botanical Garden]
The Botanical Garden was established in 1921. Many people come here to appreciate the lotus in summer and falling leaves in winter. It is serving greatly to academic research and natural science. Currently, the garden is well maintained and has over 100 species of plants.

There are 17 districts in the garden, exhibiting various plants. The 9 ponds are also designed to grow different plants. As green land is far and scarce in urban area, the garden has become a popular leisure space for Taipei citizens. The garden is next to National History Museum, Science Museum and Art Museum.




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[Taipei Zoo]
The Taipei Zoo is the largest city zoo in Asia, where tourist can see the rare Formosan black bear, cuddly koalas, and stately king penguins. Upon entering the grounds, you will find an extremely popular panda facility on your left. Visitors can enjoy bird sanctuary, the Amphibians and Reptile House, the Penguin House and other areas such as the Tropical, African, Australian, Desert Animal Areas. In the Insect House, it is possible to come in contact with insects up close.
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[Taipei 101 Observatory]
Taipei 101, with a mass of shops on the lower floors, incorporating many top brands under the LVMH group. The fourth floor houses the Page One bookstore from Singapore, with the highest-roofed coffee house in Taipei and many fine restaurants.




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[Miramar Entertainment Park Ferris Wheel]
The Miramar Entertainment Park is a new-age shopping and entertainment complex built with the idea of offering enough consumption and entertainment options to keep visitors occupied for a full-day stay. The most striking feature of this park is a 95-meter-high, 70-meter-in-diameter Ferris wheel that light up at night to add a strong touch of romance to the Taipei skyline.

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[National Palace Museum]
The National Palace Museum houses the world's largest collection of priceless Chinese art treasures, one which spans China's nearly 5,000-year history. Most of the museum's 620,000 art objects were part of the Chinese imperial collection, which began over 1,000 years ago in the early Song dynasty.







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[Longshan Temple]
Longshan Temple is a famous old temple in Taiwan. It is for worshiping Guanshiyin Budda and other divine spirits. Longshan Temple is facing the South. Its architecture is a three-section design in shape. There are the front hall, the rear hall and the right/left dragons protecting the middle hall. Longshan Temple is not only a temple, a sightseeing attraction, but also a second-degree historical site. There are traditional streets/shops, antique shops, Buddhists article shops, and Chinese medicine shops surrounding the temple. These places are great to visit due to their richness in folk art.





[Dalongdong Bao-an Temple]
Located at the confluence of the Danshui and Keelung rivers, Dalongdong developed very early. This is a large temple, and its construction was different; in addition, all of the wood and stone materials--and even the artisans--had to be brought over from mainland China. This temple features the usual dragon pillars, and also a pair of stone lion that are not so usual. It is an appeal to respect the law and carry out good government.



· Other Hot Spots ·

【Kaohsiung Country】

~ Lotus Lake / Spring and Autumn Pavilions / Dragon and Tiger Pagodas ~





~ Love River Sightseeing Boat ~







~ Qijin ~






~ Xizi Bay(Xiziwan)~




~ Kaohsiung Harbor ~





~ Kaohsiung Confucius Temple ~






~ Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts ~






~ Kaohsiung History Museum ~


~ YuanHeng Temple ~


~ Dome of Light ~



【Pingtung Country】

~ Kenting National Park ~









~ Kenting National Forest Recreation Area ~



~ Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area ~






~ Jiupeng Desert(Gangzai Desert)~


~ Kenting Ranch ~





~ Taiwan Indigenous Cultural Park ~





~ Little Liuqiu ~





~ Maolin National Scenic Area ~




~ Ever Spring Eco-Farm ~




~ National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium ~





【Yilan Country】

~ Northeast and Yilan Coast National Scenic Area ~






~ Beiguan Tidal Park ~





~ Taipingshan National Forest Recreation Area ~






~ Mingchi Forest Recreation Area ~




~ Luodong Sports Park ~







~ Erlong River Dragon Boat Race ~





~ Wufengqi Scenic Area ~





~ Qilan Forest Recreation Area ~






~ Dongshan River Water Park ~





~ Guishan Island(Turtle Island) ~





~ Nanfang-ao ~





~ Daxi Honeymoon Bay ~






【Penghu Country】

~ Penghu National Scenic Area ~







~ Qimei Island ~






~ Qimei Island ~






~ Jishan Island ~




~ Yuanbei Island ~


~ Xianjiao Island ~



~ Whale Cave ~



~ Niaoyu (Bird Island) ~


~ Tongpan Island ~




~ Mudou Island ~





~ Wang-an Island ~






~ Xiyu Western Fort ~




~ Dinggou Island ~





【Taitung Country】

~ Wulu Gorge and Wulu Hot Springs ~




~ Liji Badlands and Little Huangshan ~






~ East Coast National Scenic Area ~







~ East Rift Valley National Scenic Area ~






~ Dapo Pond ~






~ Guanshan Water Park ~






~ Zhiben National Forest Recreation Area ~






~ Liyu (Carp) Mountain Park ~



~ Beinan Cultural Park ~





~ Green Island Zhaori Saltwater Hot Springs~






~ Xiaoyeliu ~





~ Sanxiantai (Terrace of the Three Immortals) ~






~ Baxian Cave (Baxiandong) ~




~ Orchid Island (Lanyu) ~






~ Shanyuan Beach ~






~ Green Island ~




~ Stone Umbrella (Shiyusan) ~







【Tainan Country】

~ Taijiang National Park ~





~ Siraya National Scenic Area ~






~ Baihe Lotus ~






~ Nanhua Reservoir ~


~ Caoshan Moon World ~




~ Nankunshen Daitian Temple ~






~ Yanshui Wu Temple (Yanshui Beehive Rockets Festival) ~