Bai Bai is a very commonly seen custom in the street of Taiwan, especially in the south. The owners of stores or businesses would set out a table in front of their stores with food and fruit on as well as burning incense and a few cups of wine. They are for the wandering "spirits" to feast on. They believe helping those poor souls can accumulate good merits (Taoism) and somewhat do good about their businesses. So don't bother them when they are "eating" by not passing too close to the front of the table. It's kind of courtesy.
Chuhuo is another area where there are several of these areas. Chuhuo is part of the Kenting shale. You are advised to go during the dry months as during the wet season, the fissures often block up with mud.
One of the many immortals of the Chinese Pantheon is Kuan Kung, the God of war (or Knight saint) and is probably considered the most powerful.
He was also a General, (General Kuan Ti, Kuan Yu, or Wu Ti). Born in Shanzi China in 162AD towards the end of the Han Dynasty, he was a great warrior. He died at 58 in 220, when he was beheaded for not joining forces with the enemy who had captured him. His story is told in the Chinese classic The Romance of the Three Kingdoms
Fancy a nice hot bath together?
Fancy in having a nice hot mudbath together? Sounds queer to somehow swim in murky water yet therapeutic to our skin!
Mudbath is famous in Taiwan. There were quite a few mudbath resorts at the area I was at.
Consisted of 3 pools. Our first dip was into hot water! We had to slowly ascend so that our body would be able to adapt the the temperature. I must say, I felt like I was in a large cooking pot! The next pool was cool, with the essence. Don't know what it was but it sure did smell nice. And lastly, it was the mudbath!
This was nice, as it was just nice and warm. It wasn't as murky as I would have imagined. But it was a real invigorating experience!
This is actually the outdoor pool - both sexes can gather together.
They do have an indoor mudbath facility, but alas...it's just for the ladies - fancy a strip?
aahh...bliss...after a nice hot bath, followed by a nice cuppa chinese tea.
That's just a few of us from the two bus load! Don't we just look so refreshed? Well, some of my friends felt tired... after a day's tour. But I sure did feel so good after the bath :)