top10: Taiwan

The ten best photos I took during my time in Taiwan. Chosen because I think they show something particularly interesting, characteristic of the country, encapsulating a vivid memory I hold of the place, or just for being pretty.

Anyway, here we go. Number ten…

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#10 – Sunset
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#9 – The remains of Shaolin
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 Bridge supports, knocked aside

This was a bridge support, knocked away as a landslide removed the village of Shaolin from the face of the Earth.

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#8 – Monkeys
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Hooting at me from the other side of a gorge

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#7 – Sun Moon Lake
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A beautiful, and huge, mountain lake

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#6 – Around Sun Moon Lake
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A sunken boat, still moored to the shore. And BONUS: A giant spider.

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#5 – The East Coast
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A stormy shore on the East coast of the island. BONUS: looking to the South from the same spot gives you a view of the Tropic of Cancer, marked by a white monolith.

The white pillar marks the Tropic of Cancer

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#4 – Mountains
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Taken when my bus stopped at the top of a rise.

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#3 – Taroko Gorge
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#2 – Temple roof detail
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#1 – The Eternal Spring Shrine
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Found within Taroko Gorge, I hired a scooter and drove out here in the rain. It was well worth it, especially as the weather cleared when I arrived. A really beautiful part of the world.

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One Response to top10: Taiwan

  1. Tim says:

    Very nice photos. I especially like the angle on the Taroko Gorge shot. That is really a beautiful place..one of my favorite spots on the island.

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