Adventures living as expats.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Fun in Wufeng

Wanting to make the most of Jeff's last week of paternity leave, we headed out on a day trip to Wufeng.  It was so nice to forget about the laundry and chores list and enjoy a day with the family.  Our first stop was the Taiwan Provincial Memorial Park where we walked around and had a picnic lunch while Oolong rooted around in the park and returned with several ants stuck in her fur biting her.
Family photo at the Memorial Park
View from the pagoda
Behind this were several nice walking paths leading up the hill
Next stop was the "Flying Goblet Drunken Moon Pavilion" which according to our guide was built during the Japanese colonial era.

We also visited the beautiful and well maintained Lin Family Mansion but opted not to stay for the tour as we prefer to wander around on our own.
Lin Family Mansion From the outside
Detailed painting inside a courtyard
Hux and Dad exploring a back alley
Yes we're new parents and looks like we haven't slept in days
Another view from outside the mansion
Our final stop of the day was at the 921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan which is dedicated to the 7.3 magnitude earthquake that struck on Sep 21, 1999.  We had to rush through most of the displays because Oolong was waiting for us outside the museum and not happy about being left by herself.   The museum stands where a high school used to be and they brilliantly left the collapsed buildings as is and built large tent structures over the top to protect them from the elements.  
The remains of the school track
High school main building where entire floors collapsed
What used to be the school restrooms

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