We arrived this afternoon to Alishan national forest; the place is beautiful and a well-loved holiday destination of mainland Chinese. Thankfully, big tourist buses are prohibited in the park which provides some respite from the masses.
Our lodgings are lovely; see pics of suite…I am pretty sure that my room is nicer than Butch’s!!!
After we checked in we went for a walk in the forest to see the big trees. Although they look like redwoods they are actually cypress trees.
We saw a Buddist monastery (nunnery) in the forest and a prayer ceremony was in progress. Note the picture of the women; one of them does not have a shaved head and this is because she has not been fully ordained yet.
We have really been surprised and delighted by the beauty of Taiwan. Prior to visiting all that came to mind was electronics, big cities, and bike frame manufacturing. Now we know there’s so much more!!
PS: The bar at our luxurious hotel, the Alishan House, is closed for renovation!! We are barely making it!!!