Faokuangshan is Buddahsim saint place.
The most famous is hundert thousands golden statues.
Faokuangshan is not only for monks, but also for normal people who would like to touch Buddahism, for example there is college for Buddahsim knowledge and camps for children.
Chiji district is big beach. There is tunnel underground from Koahsiung port to it.
Chiji is popular trip destination for elementary schools. The big sheet beach is water playing paradise for childred.
Kaohsiung is big harbour and has individul fishing and business ports.
Fishing port stays all kinds of boats and what can catch your eyes may be big ones.
To catch big & high-valued fish fishermen work on ocean for several months. They use big net to transport fish from boat to land. Fish hills on ground are picked up quick by labors into big bags. Bags in truck go directly to fish can factory.
Love-River flows through Koahsiung's heart into sea. Because of industry pollution, once it was Koahsiung people's plain. However, now it's their pride.
Its face in day and at night are very different. At night the river belongs to lovers. If you are so lucky and that don't need to stand in line, please just take boat for short sightseeing. The amazing landscape with breeze can melt your heart.
Favorite thing: Visit the Dragon and Lion Pagodas. The dragon's throat is the entrance and the lion's mouth is the exit. This symbolizes turning bad luck to good fortune. Inside there are paintings of heaven and hell and of China's most obedient sons.
Favorite thing: Two massive pavilions, dedicated to Kuan Kung, the God of War, the Apring and Autumn Pavilions were completed in 1951. In front of the Pavilions is a statue of Kuanyin, the Goddess of Mercy. She is riding a dragon.
One of my fondest memories was wandering around the city night markets. There were 3 of us on the first part of our tour. A Japanese gentleman who lived in Brazil and didn't speak much English (not that that mattered, we got around it) and a lovely Professor from Iowa University (who has remained a good friend of mine). We had no idea where we were going but we just left the hotel, first stopped for some dinner, then continued walking. We ended up wandering around night markets. The city at night was brightly lit with neons everywhere, some fairly suggestive ones at that :-).
In ZUOYING DISTRICT KAO-HSIUNG CITY
ARRIVE TO ZUOYING RAILWAY STATION GO STRAIGHT DOWN THE ROAD AND THEN TURN THE LEFT...
THIS TEMPLE WAS LOCATED NEAR THE Spring and Autumn Pavillons
This time i go to Tainan (south of Taiwan) - Kao Shiung and Kenting.
Kao Shiung looks more or less like Taipei city, just that Taipei city has more people. Kao Shiung is one of the busy cities in Taiwan where transportations never stops.
Once you leave Kao Shiung and spend 2 hours to Kenting. You will totally the difference. Kenting is a nice place to tourist, it is one of the tourism spots where you can relax and have fun for your holidays.
Fondest memory: Sun Shines and sea breeze. Stalls on the street at night, what a nice place to be.
The arimillary Sphere os an ancient instrument for astronomical observation,developed from the Huen-Tien astronomical theory.
The armillary sphere,in early eras,had a simpler structure.It was composed of a fixed equator ring and a movable Syh-Yo ring turning on its polar axis.After generations of modification,the armillary sphere became an accurate instrument by the Tang and Sung Dynastics.The armillary sphere an exhibit is in imitation of the style in the Ming Dynasty Built to a ratio of two to one.It¡¦s composed of three levels of rings designed to represent the positions of important circles of the celestial sphere.
Fondest memory: Kaoshiung is definitely a nice place because of the people there. Yafang is a real friendly gal we met in Kaoshiung. After our hotel check-in, we went hunting for food. We walked past an internet cafe and decided to go in and check our emails. It was there where Yafang started chatting with us. But what we did not expect was she said she was going to knock off from work soon and offered to bring us around the city! And so she became our guide, all the way till night. She definitely played a good host. TBC......
Taiwan has 4 races: Taiwanese, Chinese, Hakka and Aboriginal people.
In Hakka Mei-No culture village you can see part of Hakka's life.
There shows mainly handcraft, food and souvenior.
Favorite thing: This 43 meter tall pagoda at Cheng Ching Lake near Kaohsung is said to have been Chian Kai Shek's favorite pagoda.
Visit the Buddhist Temple up at Lotus Lake
Fondest memory: When we were there we saw an orangutang sitting in a rocking chair eyeing us up and down. He left when I tried to take a picture of him.
The egret just flying over the lake where was located withing the Spring and Autumn Pavillons ...!
He was so free,was't he?