Taoist Temple in Taipei
Taipei is such a pleasant place. It is already creeping up my heart and becoming one of my favourite cities in Asia.
The food is delicious, the metro system excellent, the people super friendly and the sights a lot of fun. Here is our find while strolling along the streets.
We got off at Yuanshan Station to find an ATM machine, that would accept our credit card but as we passed Dehui Street, we stumbled upon this fascinating temple. The ATM was forgotten.
I have to smile when I see those modern bright digital displays, contrasting with traditional, old architecture.
Walking into the front yard of the temple. The broad curving roofs are adorned with divine figures and traditional symbols of luck.
Dragons and carps are motives of good luck.
There were so many deities and details. The shrine is overwhelming.
Taoist temples are incredibly detailed and colourful.
The red faced Kuankung is a deified version of a famed warrior who lived in the 3rd century.
I liked the stone carvings.
There is so much to see, I was wandering and wondering.
The deeper you look, the more you see.
Watch a bit of the temple with us.
After we walked out, it seemed like we had travelled back in time.
Old folks playing board games in the streets.
I love Taipei!