Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Longshan Temple, Bo Pi Lia (old street) and Hello Kitty Heaven

Sunday is usually the day that Rich and I head out about around Taipei. A few weekends ago we decided to check out the Longshan temple. Which is a beautiful temple, near the Longshan temple station. I didn't take many photo's inside the temple as it was very busy inside with people praying and making offerings so it just didn't feel right to take photo's inside.

But as you can see from these photo's we took from the outside of the building it is a very incredible place - I especially love the artificial waterfall just inside the front gate.

After our visit to the temple, we decided to check out Bo Pi Lia or an "Old Street" these seem to be very popular in Taiwan. Some are still functioning streets and some are more like musuem's - Bo Pi Lia is the latter. It also seems to be a very popular place for wedding and weekend photographers. I really loved this place - despite all the photographers it actually felt relatively quiet and calm compared with many other places in Taipei.

After our visit to Bo Pi Lia Rich and I headed over to Zhongxiao Xinsheng to go to the Sogo Department store to have some lunch - unfortunatly the department store was so busy we had to go and eat elsewhere.

However, once we had finished eating Rich told me that he had a surprise for me, it turned out the surprise was Hello Kitty Sweets. A cake shop devoted to my favourite Kitty - a perfect end to a perfect day.

1 comment:

Julia said...

Looks like a stunning place, that buliding is amazing!
The hello kitty treats are so cute :)

And yep, that's the garden at home, small but packed with natives