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Lungshan Temple

It was the quickest temple to tour

You would think that I took these pictures of Lungshan Temple carefully and deliberately. You would think that Theresa would have given me all day to carefully compose each picture in order to capture the essence of this intimate and colorful temple. Nope. For many years now I know that Theresa has no patience and mercy when it's time for me to take travel photos. For me it's "see, point, shoot" and then run after Theresa! We went through this temple in exactly 15 minutes flat. I was able press the shutter 40 times. Fortunately I get to slowly enjoy these photos now. No bad for 15 minutes :-)

It's easy to go to Lungshan Temple by taking the MRT. Lungshan, which means dragon mountain, temple was originally built in 1738. The temple has survived an earthquake, typhoon, and U.S. bombs during World Word II. Kuanyin Goddess is one of the most revered goddess in Taiwan in general and at this temple in particular. We also walked thru Huahsi Street Night Market, but that was during the daytime so we missed all the fun and excitement at night.

Of course the most disappointment aspect of coming to Taipei was that I was not courageous enough to drink the freshly pressed sugarcane juice. I just did not want to get sick on this trip! I really missed the cool and refreshing drink. 

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