Adventures living as expats.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Day Trips around Taichung

Although I'm still taking my Chinese classes every day, I've decided to take a few days off here and there to do some more exploring around Taiwan.  This post covers a few trip highlights with the girls over the last few weeks.   

On our first adventure we headed first to Changhua to see a very large temple on the highest hill in the city.  We really enjoyed how peaceful the area was and the lack of other tourists there while we visited.  
Great Buddha of Baguashan
View looking out towards Buddha from the temple
We also really enjoyed our time in Lukang, a historical city with many well preserved buildings and temples.   I'll definitely remember this as a great location to take visitors.

Lukang Mazu Temple
Lanterns at Lukang Mazu Temple

Grilled squid in the market in Lukang
Snacks in Lukang
Molu Lane - aka Breast Touching Lane, not so narrow in this shot but it definitely narrows down in the middle

Without a doubt our strangest stop of the day was to the Glass Temple and Glass Gallery.  The highlight of this destination is a glass maze  filled with LED lights where visitors are required to wear gloves and slippers in order to keep the glass pristine.

Glass Gallery maze



On our next trip we headed to Nantou and hiked to the sky ladder which offers some scenic views and a bit of adrenaline for those with a fear of heights.  



After our hike we zipped through the curvy mountains to a tea farm that Sarah's teacher had recommended.   The views were gorgeous, but we weren't able to try any tea as the boss seemed to be off for the day.

We timed our trip well and got to see some beautiful cherry blossoms 

Carolyn is a pro with the selfie stick








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