Fo Guang Shan: A Spiritual Tour In Kaohsiung 高雄洗涤心灵之旅:佛光山半日游

Founded in 1967, Fo Guang Shan Monastery, more commonly known as Fo Guang Shan (F.G.S.) is the largest Buddhist monastery in Taiwan. Venerable Master Hsing Yun is the founder of the F.G.S. International Buddhist Order, which is headquartered in Taiwan & supports more than 3,500 temples worldwide. The order is known for its efforts in modernizing Chinese…

The Offbeat Way To Spend My First 24 Hours In Kaohsiung 高雄怎么玩:不走市区大众景点的另类一日游

Located on the southern tip of Taiwan, Kaohsiung is home to the island’s busiest port. Despite it being the second largest city after Taipei, I have never really thought of visiting this industrial city. Perhaps it’s because of Kaohsiung’s reputation as a highly polluted city, or maybe it’s due to the fact that there are…

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Gyeongju National Museum (국립경주박물관), Oreung Royal Tombs (오릉) & Poseokjeong Pavilion (포석정지)

It started to rain as we headed back to the city centre’s Gyeongju National Museum (국립경주박물관). Not sure if it’s because of the rain, the indoor admission-free museum was very crowded with visitors. There are 3 indoor exhibition halls in the museum: Archeology Hall, Art Hall & Wolji Hall, as well as an outdoor museum…