Since it seemed pretty dry today I headed to MRT station (Taipei Metro) for Longshan temple. When I stepped out the station I was greeted by dozens of elderly people. But it doesn't stop there, it seems the whole area is occupied by the elderly. Everywhere I walked there was not a single youth in sight. You could probably guess I stuck out like a sore thumb.
Longshan Temple was first constructed in 1738 but unfortunately has gone through many reconstructions from events like World War II bombings. Very little of the original temple remains but it is still considered one of the most important temples in the city. The host deity is Guanyin, the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy.
" hello? ancestors can you hear me now?"
The smell of incense was quite strong. Once you step into the courtyard you're surrounded by a cloud of incense smoke.
After visiting Longshan temple I decided to explore the streets around the temple. They were not the cleanest streets
night market during the day
He came out of nowhere...
This guy saved me from nearly getting run over by a speeding motocyclist.
Lunchtime! Mápó Tòfu 麻婆豆腐
After lunch and a little shopping in the Eslite department store I decided to take a "quick" hike up Elephant mountain. I was told the climb would take 10-15 min.
oh how I was so wrong
The stairs were soaked and very slippy + my roshe runs = no grip
so close but still not there
Yay! We made it!
Now time to head down...
Thanks for climbing with me! Let's see what's store for tomorrow.
Gear Used: Canon 6D + 24-105mm + 14mm