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Tag: zhonghe

Concert and CD release for Burma

The Taiwan Free Burma Network held a concert in Zhonghe last night to mark the birthday of Burmese democracy movement leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The concert called for the release of Aung San Suu Kyi and all political prisoners in Burma. A Free Burma CD featuring music by Taiwanese artists was also released at [...]

Adoration of Shepherds exhibition opening

This afternoon I attended the opening of a new special exhibition at the Museum of World Religions (世界宗教博物館) in Yonghe. The exhibition is titled "A painting, A Story: Adoration of Shepherds" (聖誕圖 ~一幅畫的故事). 
The centrepiece of the exhibition is the original painting Adoration of the Shepherds by Luca Giordano. It also features prints of many paintings [...]

Hongludi trail in Zhonghe

If you take the MRT all the way to Nanshijiao and then venture further south under the freeway to the edge of Zhonghe you will arrive at the start of the Hongludi hiking trail (烘爐地步道). Along the trail there are a number of interesting temples and stunning views across Taipei. 

The first temple on the trail [...]

Hiking from Tucheng to Zhonghe

A couple of weeks ago I posted about hiking in Tucheng. I noted that from the summit of Tianshang Shan there appeared to be a path leading all the way to Yuantong Chan Temple in Zhonghe (via another path I had earlier hiked). This morning I set out to see if I could find the [...]

Travels in Zhonghe and Yonghe

View of Zhonghe from Yuantong Temple (Guanyin Shan in the background)
One of the best things about living in Taipei is that there are so many places to visit in and around the city. You could easily visit a different place every weekend for a whole year.
This morning I got [...]

The dragon lion team

I came across this amazing performance by chance. It was at a small local temple in a narrow street in Zhonghe. The occassion was something to do with promoting a candidate in the local elections. The performers had 龍獅團 (dragon lion team) written on their shirts so I have used this as the [...]