Saturday, 8 September 2012

Yong Ding Hakka Tulou

Yong Ding is famous with Hakka Tulou,  永定土楼, earthen building which constructing resident with earth... historical architect but just attract interest of world few years back..  is a new and hot tourist spot, which shall inspire tourism industry of this area for another 10 years... Earthen building was construct in rural area around the valley, by the hard working hakka and wanted to keep away from hustle at coastal... Using earth at that valley, they punch that into compact to build up thick and tall wall, to keep away from invasion, criminal... that why you can notice the window is located high....

Walk into the building, at the main concord... or living room....

Tour guide is introducing what display here... to educate their family and next generation....

I think is at least four level, internal wall of building is luxury and elegant, that time is celebrating Chinese new year...

External wall is really  (earth)... so don't judge the book from cover...

Resident at Hakka Tulou... gathering....

another part of tulou...

Another block inside tulou....

Activity, or welcoming tea from resident....

Filter for tea...

Vegetable for storage....


[This is part of China Tour]

Friday, 31 August 2012

Taipei Zoo and Taiwan Departure

This is my room at Red Cabin... now packing up to prepare for departure...

Luggage of our whole team... 9 person...

Another car is this 7 seats MPV... she always the one to go on board.

Our breakfast, pork bloods and bee hun...

 Flight is at noon, we still have some time... so we stop by Taipei Zoo... we can catch panda here...
This panda statue suppose restricted for riding... father just ignore, but no worry, mother is guarding beside...

I remember my parent brought to a small zoo near Alor Setar when i'm small... not sure if i'm excited that time...

As we have flight to catch, we just go for visit few of this "friends"... Panda, Polar Bear, Penguin.... Is early day of Monday, so not much people here, so don't have to entertain much on queuing....

We really in the mood to depart, do want to try any other new food, so just go to McDonald in Zoo... Although bit rush, still surprise with design of restroom...

 Mr Lee help us for group photo infront Taipei Zoo, really not much people here... like i book this whole place.

City council advising public on transport cautious for coming cheng beng....

Departure from Tao Yuan International Airport... another trip completion, not perfect so i have reason to come again....

[This is part of Taiwan Encounter]

Sunday at Taipei

This is the reason why last night some camp appears around the corridor, because Alan 罗志祥 will have stage show here to promote his new album... hence, so many fan is here Cinema Street at Xi Men... since yesterday... in order to meet their idol...

Pass by a small street, full will wall art... and i like this... maybe one day i will paint some wall....

Our breakfast today is lu rou fan.... again...

Today is Sunday at Taipei, let go to places where local visit during their weekend....



Monga 龙山寺, something new for me is not only monk, but a public reading sūtra, believing on their religion....

Studio at Monga, few movie is actually cast here, for background of old time Taiwan society....

This is an unique restaurant, with special building structure and decoration.... really some thing that i cant imagine it... but we didn't have our lunch here.... just a sign visit and go to hypermarket 大润发  for shopping... and have our lunch...

Taipei city National Dr Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, 国父纪念馆.

Today is sunny Sunday, very nice for outing at park and enjoy background view on Taipei 101. 

Inside the memorial hall, display some history toward independent on China, father is interested on the reading material and ask me snap some photo of those material....

 Jianguo Holiday Flower Market, 花市, city council make use of the space underneath highway to setup this flower market...

A lot people here... people who stay in this city come here to buy some flower for decoration, landscaping... and to enjoy their family time here... nice place...

Innovative way of water planting... but i didn't buy... i try to memorize concept... hehe... another credit to my future...

After flower market, we go to underground market, didn't take much photo... another typical place for market... and is a tiring day for us, hang around so many market and experience a lot on how people from this city busy for their weekend, and is a cold day... so we look for some steamboat...
Mr Lee recommended us this restaurant, located at Xi Men, 天外天自助餐, after we step in only realize that is buffet, asking the price, out of our expectation for dinner, but the supervisor say give us some discount, and we also thinking that should have a nice meal as our last dinner at Taiwan... so we stay here... hehe... is glad there we choose here, food is nice, and fresh... slice meat for shabu shabu... Haagen dazs as desert... wah.... nice... also good serve to my senior travel mate... i think they eat every meal like this during their previous trip which organized by travel agent....

[This is part of Taiwan Encounter]