Matsimitsu

Day Eleven

Gardens and hikes


The final day of this trip has arrived and I had no real plan for today. I jumped on the metro and exited at a random stop in an area I wanted to explore.

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The road lead to a market (what else :P) with lots of stalls that sold food and clothes.

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Walking through random alleys you encounter some odd tings here and there...

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Lin Family Mansion & Garden

Aparently I was close to an attraction called the "Lin Family Mansion & Garden" and after paying a 80TWD entry fee I explored this Mansion and Garden.

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It was nice and quiet, away from the busy streets surrounding it.

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Aparently this graden is Taiwan's most complete surviving example of traditional Chinese garden architecture.

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Once outside again I explored the area some more and headed to the metro to pick another random station and see what's around.

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Xianjiyan Trail

What's great about Taipei is that you can buy a delicious milk-tea, climb up some stairs and before you're done with the tea you have great views of the surrounding city while walking in a nicely shaded "forest".

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There were lots of people around exercising and enjoying the views of Taipei 101.

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