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Taiwan roaming Guide: different customs of human culture

2018-06-11 01:36:00

Taiwan's landform is complex, located in the oceanic volcanic and seismic zone, and there are karst landforms and Marine erosion landforms, so there are many mountains and rivers, volcanic groups and groups. Taiwan is something to be savoured, and its charm is often found in casual details. Its mood is in a cup of silk stockings milk tea; Its heritage is in the book bar in the corner of the fashion building; Its extraordinary splendor lies in the evening drum and morning bell of the monastery; Its style is in the roadside betel nut beauty exposed "career line"; Taiwan is gentle, modest, courteous, clean and tidy; Taiwan is secular, full of fireworks, those night market snacks, those fashion, those sweet greetings... Wandering in the ecological green treasure island feeling how much.


Taipei Palace Museum: It would take 30 years to see it all


The National Palace Museum in Taipei is the "golden sign" of Taiwan.


Taipei Palace Museum is extremely beautiful and elegant, light blue glazed tile houses, beige walls, white stone balustrades surrounded by bluestone abutments, there are more than 20 exhibition rooms. Before we knew it, we spent three hours admiring these rare national treasures up close. These cultural relics experienced war migration, handed down are the essence of the collection.


There are about 600,000 pieces of exquisite cultural relics here, and there are about 5,000 paintings and paintings and cultural relics on display, and various special exhibitions are held regularly or irregularly, and the others are replaced every 3 months to 6 months. It is said that it would take nearly 30 years for one person to read all of them.


We see calligraphy, ancient paintings, steles, bronzes, jades, ceramics, carved lacquer, enamels, carvings


Jade cabbage, flesh-shaped stone and maogong tripod are the three main treasures of the Taipei Palace Museum. Now jade cabbage, meat shaped stone, has been crafts to do vulgar. Vulgar fakes can be seen everywhere, but this time to see the jade cabbage in the National Palace Museum in Taipei is shocking. The green part is carved into a vegetable leaf, the white part is carved into a vegetable blade, and the leaves are naturally reversed, with distinct muscles, and two small red katydids climbing on them. This cabbage is as big as the real cabbage, as if it would come out of the water when you pinch it with your fingernails, which adds vitality and makes people admire.


The Western Zhou Dynasty bronze Maogong Tripod brings more shock to people, a kind of power to inherit historical characters, but more tourists will be interested in the sculpture art, the skills of those miniatures, let people marvel. Under the magnifying glass, the branches and leaves of the trees and the men's whiskers are extremely fine, especially the ivory carvings, which are magnificent and exquisite. In the porcelain exhibition, we are familiar with the warm bowl of Ru kiln and the child pillow of Ding kiln. Linger in the meantime, by an invisible cultural magnetic field dizzy. Many of the visitors are foreign students, and more of the commentators are older scholars, who introduce these national treasures in different languages, gentle and profound, and many of the commentators are like university tutors giving lessons to students, answering some questions in the cultural relics.


Taiwan attaches great importance to "cultivating" education, so that every citizen has the self-cultivation of a humble gentleman, cherish the surrounding environment, and respect the labor of others. I also noticed that the Taiwanese not only speak soft and pleasant, but also behave and treat people in public places with great humility and courtesy. This is a kind of cultural nourishment, standing in the Taipei Palace Museum, you can feel the nourishment from the cultural flow, a city with cultural relics is lucky and full of power.


Building 101: A building scene of urban prosperity


The Taipei 101 building is a landmark. It is also the most fashionable and luxurious area in Taipei. 101 is a building, but it is also a scene to open the curtain of urban prosperity, standing on the highest point, you can enjoy the bright night view of Taipei. To be honest, the night scene is actually the same, the lights flow color, gorgeous like a dream, I prefer the interior furnishings of the 101 building.


Here is the life show, in addition to personality fashion merchants, there are food blocks from all over the world. The world's most popular fashion brands can be found here, whether it is clothing, accessories, or makeup care; From the 2nd floor Fashion Avenue to the 3rd floor Celebrity Avenue, all the flagship brands, the shopping environment allows you to directly touch the world's most cutting-edge fashion elements. We took the elevator from Metro Plaza on the 4th floor to the indoor observation deck on the 89th floor. With a height of 40 meters, Metro Square is a favorite place for Taipei's hipsters to hang out. This is an indoor art full of entertainment and leisure space, open-air cafe, fine dim sum, lazy atmosphere, a variety of restaurants, and a cloud of beautiful women advertisement.


We experienced the world's highest speed elevator: from the 5th floor to the 89th floor of the indoor observation deck in 37 seconds. A little ear pain, on the observation platform, can not carry a backpack, because once extreme sports players, while the security personnel do not pay attention to the fence, skydiving success. Apparently the 101 discourages such risk-taking, but is there a parachute in the backpack? So no backpacks for any tourists.


I don't know if this is a conservative, but the 101 building on the other hand shows a rare openness, the building faces the breeze impact, there is a feeling of shaking. So the giant ball dampers are designed to reduce rocking. The Taipei 101 Damper, a giant steel ball weighing 660 tons suspended from the top of the building, can be viewed by visitors. According to the Taipei 101 sign, this is the only giant damper in the world open to tourists, and it is currently the largest damper in the world.


Zhongtai Zen Temple: an extraordinary Zen monastery


Within the scope of my own knowledge, I did not think that the temple can also exist in such a face. Different from the palace, there is no arch cornice, the appearance of Zhongtai Zen Temple is more like a museum or performance hall, it is a combination of Chinese and Western way to build the temple, the scale, the atmosphere is natural, standing in the distance can see the temple top golden, towering clouds. The tour guide said the temple took ten years to build and was designed by the designers of Taiwan 101 Building.


The bhikkhuni here explained to us that there had been architectural comments that this was the ugliest building, a monster, but then the Zhongtai Zen Temple won the 23rd Taiwan Architecture Award and the 20th International Lighting Design Excellence Award in 2002.


Inside the temple, there are elevators, high-tech audio equipment, artistic lighting, and a seven-stupa with handmade wooden structure on the 16th floor standing in the Hall of Ten Thousand Buddhas. Both sides of the hall are transparent walls made of glass, "the world's largest and most advanced glass walls of the same kind of glass walls". Bhikshuni's eyes are clear and his steps are like flying. Enumerate all kinds of new ideas, scientific ideas and high technology in the Zen temple. This is really an extraordinary monastery.


There are no places designed to burn incense, unlike in traditional monasteries, which are filled with smoke. Instead, sandalwood is placed under glass in front of each shrine. In Taiwan, Buddhism is quite influential, there are about 4,000 temples, there are many people know the Buddhist temple founded by Master Xing Yun. Among them, Zhongtai Zen Temple leads the Buddhism "academic, educational, artistic, scientific and life".


There are many different places in Zhongtai Zen Temple, generally speaking, Maitreya puts the cloth bag on the shoulder, but here Maitreya is sitting the cloth bag under the PP, so that people have the feeling of "how comfortable to put down the cloth bag". Yes, maybe we are too attached to live so tired, why not learn to "put down" it?


The 16th floor is the Ten Thousand Buddha Hall, which is surrounded by ten thousand hand-carved medicine Buddha. Standing in the center of the hall of Ten Thousand Buddhas is the Medicine seven stupa, which is made of traditional large wood, without iron nails, tenon, showing the architectural characteristics of traditional cornices and brackets, made of Myanmar teak, bronze, slightly light pomelo fragrance. Usually, the pilgrims need to follow the ladder to the Buddha, first to the Hall of Guanyin, and then to the Hall of Ten Thousand Buddhas, symbolizing the gradual cultivation of the Dharma door "because of the successive steps."


The temple is surrounded by a garden, these trees are all Taiwan municipal construction to cut down trees, all transplanted to the temple. In the shade, in the distant mountains, in the fine rain, we see the primary and secondary school buildings funded by the temple.


Nine servings: A touch of nostalgia


The most down-to-earth, the most can feel the mood of Taiwan's folk life is Jiufen.


Jiufen, once because there is a gold mine and scenery, later withered, but its nostalgic taste, by artists to explore more and more enduring, shining. Jiufen is now listed as one of Taipei's 12 most potential World Heritage sites.


There is a feeling of nostalgia when you walk into Jiufen. When the old streets, the adjacent houses and the local mining village scene become the material of the filmmaker's camera, the foggy background in the advertisement clip, the traveler walks up the stairs as if in a dream.


Jiufang houses conform to the mountain, row upon row of cover together, narrow streets and steep stone steps, high and low, winding, is the most distinctive scenery of Jiufang, walking during, you feel like walking on the roof of someone's home. The winding and narrow lane is full of traffic and people.


Kishan Street is the most lively street, most of the businesses are gathered here, a lot of flavor snacks.


The elegance of Taiwan businessmen is also reflected here, there is no Shouting, some is just sweet 招徕声, both sides of the stone-paved streets are full of shops, people on the street, but there is no noisy music, walk carefully, slowly look, there are a lot of people, but not very noisy noisy.


Jiufen's snacks are well known. Fish balls are a must eat every time you come, and the mouth bounces, which is very chewy.


Stone steps, tea fragrance, Japanese old house, outline a nostalgic beauty, is also this kind of atmosphere attracts many tourists to visit here. There are many cafes and tea houses on the vertical Road, each with its own characteristics, and the terraces look out to the sea in the distance, as well as the remains of gold mines in the mountains. It is said that there is no hotel here, but the most is a B&B, choose a room facing the sea, the night is fading, leaning against the window to see the sea, enjoy the lights and quiet, will be how comfortable things.


Therefore, many Taiwanese people will also come here to travel by car and realize the beauty of the world.


Look at the sea, look at the mountains, look at the old street, then we went to the gold mine ruins. The golden years came to an end in 1971 with a total moratorium. The Lonely mining area retains the most common street scene in Taiwan in the 1950s, as well as the original style of the mining area.


The Gold Museum Park records a piece of mining history. When we arrived at the mine, it was getting late and the museum had closed, so if we had been earlier, we could have gone deep into the mine at that time and experienced the taste of gold panning.


Tip: Night market: There are many special snacks in Taiwan, and you can taste all kinds of fresh fruits and seafood in the night market. Reminder: Indoor workplaces in Taiwan are completely smoke-free, and smokers in public places such as hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, museums, high-speed trains, taxis and stations are subject to a maximum fine of NT $10,000 according to the Tobacco Control Law. Language: Mandarin is the main language, generally speaking, there should be no barriers in language communication. Currency: Travel to Taiwan, you can bring 20,000 yuan and the market value of no more than 5,000 US dollars of foreign currency, the main currency in Taiwan New Taiwan dollar, international credit cards can also be used. 1 RMB is approximately NT $4.5 (the exchange rate fluctuates daily, please refer to the day). Traffic: Taiwan and mainland vehicles drive on the right, Taiwan taxi 70 NT. Admission: Taipei National Palace Museum ordinary ticket NT $160; 2, group ticket (10 people or more) NT $120; Indoor observation deck in Building 101, ticket price is NT $400. Reservations are required several days in advance.