Monthly Archives: July 2017

Name Of The Place : Taroko National Park East Entrance Arch Gate

Name Of The Place (Post#30) : Taroko National Park East Entrance Arch Gate Or simply called as Taroko East Gate. The name in simplified, traditional and pinyin romanization are 東西橫貫公路牌坊 , 东西横贯公路牌坊 , Dōngxī Héngguàn Gōnglù Páifāng respectively. The arch gate was the entrance we used to enter Taroko National Park. We stopped here a bit to get our chance to

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Taipei (Muzha) Zoo – One of the Largest Zoos in Asia

It was Sunday, my second day in Taiwan. I attended a personal activity in the morning before I started my adventure in Taipei. Because I only had half day left, instead of walking somewhere in the city like what I did in my first day, I planned to visit Taipei Zoo and Maokong for the rest of the day. But

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Life Of Others : Taipei Zoo – Red Panda

Life Of Others (Post#9) : Taipei Zoo – Red Panda Another interesting animals that I found in Taipei Zoo was Red Panda which came from Hino, Japan. Red Panda which also known as Lesser Panda are nocturnal and crepuscular animals living on trees. These photos are part of Taiwan Experimental Travel Adventure Photo Collection January 2017. Please follow and like us:20

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Discovery : Taipei Zoo – Spotted Hyena

Discovery (Post#23) : Taipei Zoo – Spotted Hyena While I was exploring Taipei Zoo, one of the animals that I saw was Spotted Hyena. This animal is said to be a great hunter on land and a great swimmer. They can control their buoyancy and discontinue their breathing to walk under water. Looks like they are better than me in

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Life Of Others : Taipei Zoo – Giant Panda (Is it Tuan Tuan or Yuan Yuan?)

Life Of Others (Post#8) : Taipei Zoo – Giant Panda (Is it Tuan Tuan or Yuan Yuan?) When I visited Taipei Zoo during my second day adventure in the city, one of the interesting animals that I got a chance to see was the giant panda came from China as a gift to Taiwan last 2008. But during my visit, there

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People : Who Wants to be Entertained?

People (Post#3) : Who Wants to be Entertained? While walking along at Vie Show Square Taipei Hsin Yi, I passed a street entertainment portraying a character. It’s familiar to me and it looks like an anime villain but I can’t remember the name of it, or probably I was wrong in my thoughts. Anyone out there can freely identify who

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Taipei (Day 1 – Part 3) A Bit of Xinyi and Daan District

From Longshan Temple Station, I took Bannan Line to reach Taipei Main Station and from there I change to Tamsui-Xinyi Line train to reach Taipei 101 / World Trade Center Station. I get off the station and saw a different kind of world compared to Wanhua District. Taipei 101 First thing that I saw was Taipei 101 Tower which famous

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In The Middle Of Somewhere : Shin Kong Mitsukoshi (Xinyi Place)

In The Middle Of Somewhere (Post#8) : Shin Kong Mitsukoshi (Xinyi Place) I think market place will be always part of tourist destination. I am not used to shopping activity when I am traveling because I believed that I can do the shopping back home and I am trying to avoid to bring so much when my trip ended. After

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Chromatic Outlook : Taipei 101

Chromatic Outlook (Post#35) : Taipei 101 The first thing that I saw after I got-off from Taipei 101 / World Trade Center Station was Taipei 101. Even myself admires the tower after I saw it. From the ground where I stand, it is indeed truly a magnificent tower. This tower is now symbolize Taiwan as it is uniquely distinguishable even

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Taipei (Day 1 – Part 2) [Bangka] Wanhua District

My next destination after a worthy walk in Ximending was Central part of Wanhua District where more historical sites are located such as Longshan Temple, Bopiliao Historical Block, Qingshan Temple and Taipei Jen Chi Hospital. Below are the continuation of my adventures as I travel in Taipei continues. While looking at the map, another temple caught my interest to see, and

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Reflections, Inspirations and Perceptions : Live, Love, Laugh, and Learn

Reflections, Inspirations and Perceptions (Post#3) : Live, Love, Laugh, and Learn While walking inside the Creative Boutique store located at the crucifix shape structure of Red House Theater building, this quote caught my attention. After reading it, I just thought, it’s a new way of belief to live life. The words are simple to understand buts inspiring and it amuse

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Discovery : Huaxi Street Night Market (Snake Alley) – Taiwan’s First Tourist Night Market

Discovery (Post#22) : Huaxi Street Night Market (Snake Alley) – Taiwan’s First Tourist Night Market Huaxi Street Night Market is one of the 3 night markets that lights-up Bangka and make it a culinary paradise. It said to serve delicacies including snake blood and meat, turtle blood and meat and deer penis wine, which are not normally found anywhere else. These photos

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Top 12 Places Visited in Tasmania

I definitely enjoyed my visit in Tasmania, Australia. And if I will have another opportunity to visit the country, I will visit again the island for the other parts that I haven’t seen yet. Since I finished featuring Tasmania, here’s my top list itinerary that I had when I traveled the island. TOP 1 – CRADLE MOUNTAIN For me, it

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Taipei (Day 1 – Part 1) [Bangka] Wanhua District

My travel to Taiwan is the first experimental travel that I did because, it’s the first time that I traveled in a country that I will be using a visa exemption policy. Usually, I only traveled in a country with visa or visa-free. I just followed the instructions that I found in Taiwan’s website regarding the visa exemption where I

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Name Of The Place : Bo-Pi-Liao (Bopiliao) – A Century Old City Block in Taiwan

Name Of The Place (Post#29) : Bo-Pi-Liao (Bopiliao) – A Century Old City Block in Taiwan) After visiting Longshan Temple, I checked my map if there are still other things to see in the area. The map shows that another historical site is nearby. From the temple I walked along Guangzhou Street. After passing an alley and two main roads,

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Structure : Longshan Temple – Taiwan’s Famous Old Temple

Structure (Post#13) : Longshan Temple – Taiwan’s Famous Old Temple Longshan Temple is visible in my tourist map that I was holding on while walking in Ximending. Not realizing how famous the temple, I decided to visit the structure after finishing my walk in Ximending. When I reached the temple, just discovered the crowd that visits the temple, proven that

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Featuring Our World : Ximending – First Pedestrian Area in Taipei and Largest in Taiwan

Featuring Our World (Post#5) : Ximending The first place that I explored when I arrived in Taipei was Ximending because it is walk-able from the accommodation that I stayed in the city and to immerse myself immediately that I was in Taiwan as market is one of the signature tourism of the country. At first, I was not really sure

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Something To Look At : Red House Theater – Japanese Occupation

Something To Look At (Post#6) : Red House Theater – Japanese Occupation There is a historical site that I visited while I was in Ximending and that is Red House Theater. At the time of the visit, the octagonal portion of the building is closed and currently being renovated. The cruciform shape of the building is open and that was

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Discovery : Qingshui (or Chingshui) Temple

Discovery (Post#21) : Qingshui (or Chingshui) Temple Also known as Tsushih Temple or the “Divine Progenitors Temple” is a temple in dedicated to the god Qingshui Zushi, a Northern Song Dynasty Buddhist monk who is said to have saved a town from a drought. The temple is located in the Wanhua District of Taipei City, Taiwan. The temple is often called “the most characteristic example of mid-Qing temple architecture.” The temple

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