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Lichuan Aquafarm Hualien, Taiwan, Day 5 (III)

Hualien Taiwan

Lichuan Aquafarm (立川漁場) is the only place in Taiwan that produces the golden clams (黃金蜆).   These fresh-water clams are considered a national treasure of Taiwan because they are high in nutritional value, and in particular, extremely beneficial for the liver.  The golden clams are results of advance technology whereby water quality, algae breeding and soil types are thoroughly researched. Continue reading

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Ching Xiu Temple, Hualien, Taiwan, Day 5 (I)

Hualien Taiwan

We reached Hualien at 11.30am via Taroko express.  After checking in at City Corner, we went on a half day tour by cab.  The cab service was recommended by City Corner.

We went along the east rift valley, going to 5 different places.  Ching Xiu Temple, Liyu Lake, Lichuan Fishery,  Lu-Fung Jade Workshop and Lintian Mountain.  That’s me again being too greedy wanting to see too many places all in one go!

In front of Ching Xiu Temple at Jian Township.
During the Japanese colonial period (1895 – 1945), the Japanese

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Nanmen Market, Taipei, Taiwan, Day 4 (II)

We went to Nanmen Market (南門市場) that’s just across the road from Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall. Nanmen Market is a great place to go to experience Taiwanese culture in a different way.   By  looking at the raw ingredients that the Taiwanese use to cook, the kind of snacks they eat, you get a glimpse into their daily lives through food!

Dried sausages, dried scallops, mullet roe and XO sauce.

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Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan, Day 4 (I)

Taipei Taiwan

We had a late start as we were quite tired from our pre-wedding photography on the previous day.

We went to Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall (中正纪念堂).   The hall is designed to resemble the Taiwanese flag, using only blue  and white as its color combination.  The blue tiles represent the blue sky, the white walls represent the white sun, and with a flower bed of red flowers, the three colors of blue, white and red echoes the flag.


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Pre Wedding Photography With Ivy Bridal, Taipei, Taiwan, Day 3

Pre Wedding Photography Taipei Taiwan

We reached Ivy Bridal at 8am in the morning.   We needed an early start as we had 6 locations to go, each with dresses and hair styles to change in between.  There are so many beautiful places in Taiwan I want to go for the photo shoot but I could only limit myself to 6 locations.

The first location we went for the shoot was Bopiliao Old Street (剝皮寮老街) in Wanhua District.
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