Sunday, May 6, 2012

A Neighborhood Buddhist Temple in Taipei

Colorful displays greet visitors at the entrance
by Pa Rock
World Traveler

A huge brass Buddhist bell
Valerie and I had been separated from Murphy all day due to wanting to see different things in Taiwan.  We had spent the day at Taiwan National University, riding the High Speed Rail, and walking the streets and shopping while he went off to do his own thing.  That evening she headed out for still more shopping, and I did some wandering on my own.  I eventually wound up at a beautiful Buddhist temple that was located just a few blocks from our hotel.  It was a very colorful, yet serene, setting replete with tourists and worshipers mingling freely.

The shrine definitely had an animal theme

The dragon is watching over a fish pond

A model village above the waterfall and fish pond
Candle offerings

Vegas lighting on a small scale!
The Buddhist faithful

Looking out toward the street

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