Taiwan Trip ’09 -=Day 27=-

Alright, today Wing and I got up late, say like.. 12? 😛

Let’s say it’s catching up on sleep!

Alright so what was instore for today..

Went to 故宮 (National Palace Museum) – antiques from 8,000 years ago!!

 

Entrance sign~

Entrance sign~

 

Map of the whole area..

Map of the whole area..

The entrance steps..

The entrance steps..

 

Wing at the entrance..

Wing at the entrance..

Some display thing outside the museum..

Some display thing outside the museum..

 

Near the entrance of the museum was of course.. cow displays..

Near the entrance of the museum was of course.. cow displays..

Alright so.. the thing is that despite how nice and big the place is and how old the treasures are.. there was absolutely no photo taking allowed inside.

People will hold signs saying so..

But the displays ranged from waaaaaaaaaaaaay back, through all the dynasties (mainly Ming and Qing) through to modern times!

But.. all those national treasures of China, it’s definitely something to see because it’s so well preserved, things ranging from like the furniture of the Qing Dynasty to the jade carvings and literature.. painting.. caligraphy.. over 15 displays!

Also it’s like 80NT if you’re a student! Or 160NT if you’re an adult, that’s like roughly less than $4AUD and $8AUD!!!

If you’re a pensioner/disabled (+one accompanying person) you get to go in for FREE.

So if any of you go to Taiwan/Taipei, you DEFINITELY have to go to this place – it’s a big part of history, not just Chinese, but the world too!

So afterwards..

 

After we finished walking and seeing everything went to have some tea upstairs!

After we finished walking and seeing everything went to have some tea upstairs!

 

My Alishan tea and wings Oolong tea.

My Alishan tea and wing's Oolong tea.

 

Wings mochi-like peanut thing..

Wing's mochi-like peanut thing..

My er.. green bean and red bean thing.. very very nice with tea :P

My er.. green bean and red bean thing.. very very nice with tea 😛

 

 

 

 

Outside afterwards~

Outside afterwards~

Outside.. me now~

Outside.. wing now~

 

Wing and the cow hmm..

Wing and the cow hmm..

So we headed to the garden afterwards because it’s free if you bought a ticket to the museum..

 

On the way..

On the way..

Just very quickly:

 

Every big exhibition had one of these, so all up 15. :P

Every big exhibition had one of these, so all up 15. 😛

So after we got into the garden..

 

As we first walk in..

As we first walk in..

 

There were about 3 huge fish/duck ponds!

There were about 3 huge fish/duck ponds!

 

Soon after wing just HAD to buy fish food..

Soon after wing just HAD to buy fish food..

This.. wooden house thing..

This.. wooden house thing..

Wing feeding some swans?!

Wing feeding some swans?!

 

Yet another house thing :P

Yet another house thing 😛

A stalk! Very lazy! Didnt move!

A stalk! Very lazy! Didn't move!

 

Wing said: Yes! Free university degree!

Wing said: "Yes! Free university degree!"

Dragon fountain thing.. duck island if you want :P

Dragon fountain thing.. duck island if you want 😛

 

Wing feeding some huge ass Koi.

Wing feeding some huge ass Koi.

Afterwards we went to Shilin Night Market.

 

After that went to Shilin Night Market.

Shilin Night Market Entrance~ all the games and stuff removed because it wasn't new years anymore~.

 

 

The line for fried chicken! 50NT for a HUGE piece..

The line for fried chicken! 50NT for a HUGE piece..

 

Mmmmmmmmmmm gooooooooooood!

Mmmmmmmmmmm gooooooooooood!

To me it was worth the wait, not to WING though 😛

 

 

Afterwards we went back to ShiLin and went to the arcade for a bit.. watched Wing play DDR and get “FAILED” LOL!

Lucky he said NO to video-ing and youtubing it.

After that we went bowling for 1 round, just very quickly (like $5AUD)

 

Wing was THAT fast

Wing was THAT fast

For more Wing+Garden goodness: http://s18.photobucket.com/albums/b140/Sukari/TaiwanTrip09/Day27

Password: welcome

 

Have a good day :).

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