Over the past few years, we have worked really hard in starting our web and graphic design business, and making it grow. The CryoDragon Team finally took some time off of our usual busy schedules from April 19th – 29th to go on our first overseas trip to Taipei, Taiwan!
We have broken up our adventure into day-by-day posts.
Day 2 Morning: Temples and Landmarks
Our first official “full day” in Taiwan, and we were ready to sightsee! Our first stop was Lungshan Temple, in the oldest Wanhua District of Taipei, built in 1738. Throughout history, this temple has been destroyed and rebuilt by earthquakes, fires, and wars. However, Taipei residents have always retaliated by rebuilding and renovating the temple to its former glory. We were very lucky to have visited the temple and admire the architecture, artwork, and artifacts that spanned the giant landmark.
After a walk around Lungshan Temple, we had our first beef noodle soup, a staple of Taiwan cuisine.
After lunch, we headed to the National Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, a national monument and landmark commemorating the former President of Taiwan: Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek. Although there is a large monument with a statue of Chiang Kai-Shek inside the Memorial Hall, the entire place is surrounded by a stunning park with amphitheatres on both sides and an entrance gateway.