Photo Story : Taiwan – Part 1

If I remember correctly, a beautiful picture of Taroko Gorge was the reason to add Taipei in dream bucket list. Never thought the dream would come true so soon. Taiwan visit was a memorable treat to soul and will always be nearer to my heart..

Taiwan is a small island nation 180km east of China with modern cities, traditional Chinese temples, hot springs resorts and dramatic mountainous terrain. Taiwan is the most populous state that is not a member of the United Nations and the largest economy outside the UN.

When the itinerary read temple with famous Sun Moon lake in Taiwan, I was almost sure that I would not be interested in visiting that temple rather would spend time around lake. But being proved wrong always feels good. That bright, serene and picturesque temple is still fresh in my mind and therefore we will start Photo Story of Taiwan with Wan Wu Temple.

I will allow you to enjoy the visual treat rather than me inking words here….

The Wen Wu Temple (日月潭文武廟) is located on the perimeter of Sun Moon Lake in Yuchi Township, Nantou County, Taiwan

Previously, two temples were located on the coast of Sun Moon Lake. After the Japanese handed over Taiwan to the Republic of China in 1945, the government invested in developing tourism around the lake. Wen Wu temple was rebuilt again in 1969, increasing its size and constructing it in the Chinese palace style.

The temple consists of three halls. The first hall, located on the second floor of the front hall, is a shrine devoted to the First Ancestor Kaiji and the God of Literature. The central hall is devoted to Guan Gong, the God of War, and the warrior-God Yue Fei. The rear hall is dedicated to Confucius.

 

 

This layered and intricate temple is major attraction for the tourists.  As soon as you have passed through one temple, you enter another and you do not want to stop.

 

 

 

Every wall and colorful carvings on them are mind blowing proof of art. You will not be able to take off your eyes.

 

 

 

The Wall in the very back of the Temple is like a gate to another palace. I was in awe. Could not stop myself for picture.

 

Want to watch the whole story in couple of minutes? Here it is….

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(picture source : Google and my phone)

 

 

Project 365 : Sun – The king – Day 60 to day 91

March is almost ending and I was wondering what theme I would present for the month. Although after lookin at my treasure of photographs, I did not have any doubt about selecting the theme……….

Presenting here the king – The Sun and his movements, which always leaves me mesmerized…

Day 60 :

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Day 61 :

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Day 62 :

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Day 63 :

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Day 69 :

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Day 70 :

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Day 71 :

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Day 72 :

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Day 76 :

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Day 78 :

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Day 79 :

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Day 82 :

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Day 87 :

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Dday 88 :

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Day 89 :

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Day 90 :

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Day 91 and bonus of the theme :

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Love : Three Perfect Shots

The post is in response to the daily prompt – Three Perfect Shots.

Take a subject you’re familiar with and imagine it as three photos in a sequence. Tackle the subject by describing those three shots.

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The subject could not have been better than this and I think the photos could not have been best than these. Description? Do I need to describe it?