Luce Memorial Chapel, Nanya Rock Formation, and More!

These are the 9 images selected for featuing on Explore Taiwan Community.

On Multiple-photos Post. Sequence of order from left to right and top to bottom. Grid1

  1. Luce Memorial Chapel at Tunghai University, Taichung. (東海路思義教堂)
  2. Nanya Rock Formation, New Taipei City, Ruifang District. (南雅奇岩)
  3. Shifen Waterfall, Pingxi District, New Taipei City. (新北, 瑞芳, 十分大瀑布)
  4. Suspension Bridge, Jiancing Historic Trail, TaipingShan (宜蘭, 太平山, 見晴懷古步道)
  5. Taiwan’s Court rules in favor of same-sex marriage (台灣同婚合法化, 2017 再戰立院)
  6. Green Island, Taitung County, Offshore Isle. (台灣, 綠島)
  7. JianlongLeng Ridgeline, Ruifang District, New Taipei City (新北, 瑞芳, 劍龍稜)
  8. Dragon and Tiger Pagodas, Lotus Pond, Zuoying District, Kaoshiung City (高雄, 龍虎塔, 蓮池潭)
  9. Wugayan Bamboo Trail, Tai’an Township, Miaoli County (烏嘎彥部落, 竹林, 苗栗縣, 泰安鄉.)


1. Luce Memorial Chapel at Tunghai University, Taichung. (東海路思義教堂)

    • Designed by framed architect I. M. Pei who had recently turned 100 y.o.
    • Some of his notable works have unique corners on buildings.
    • The Gateway, Singapore, Louvre Museum, Paris and John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Boston, USA


2. Nanya Rock Formation, New Taipei City, Ruifang District. (南雅奇岩)

  • Another location having similar rock formation is JialeShuei Scenic Area in Pingtung County, Southern Taiwan. (佳樂水風景區)
  • The latter-mentioned is less touristy. A bit of eco tour and exploring.
  • The coastal trail is about 1km. Anywhere beyond the creek (溪仔口) by the bay is prohibited.
  • There is a small guard house with coastal police on duty.


3. Shifen Waterfall, Pingxi District, New Taipei City. (新北, 瑞芳, 十分大瀑布)

  • Scenic view waterfall for any tourists far and near.


4. Suspension Bridge, Jiancing Historic Trail, TaipingShan (宜蘭, 太平山, 見晴懷古步道)

  • This is a mountainous region once a logging ground during the Japanese Era.
  • Along with many other trails in TaipingShan, Jiancing a popular one.
  • Terrain is almost flat on railway trail. It was originally 2.35km. A destructive typhoon in 2013 had damaged an extensive part.
  • Now left with 900 m.
  • More info from official website, here.


5. Taiwan’s Court rules in favor of same-sex marriage (台灣同婚合法化, 2017 再戰立院)

  • Taiwan’s top court rules in favour of same-sex marriage
  • Long decades of campaigning by Taiwan’s LGBT activists finally set to see a glimpse of everglow!
  • Date of good news issued: 24th May 2017.
  • Nothing had been legalized. Just to be clear no law yet to enact, legislate, debate, or having referendum.
  • Window period given to legislators on the amendment: 2 years, else same-sex marriage rules by default.


6. Green Island, (台灣, 綠島), Taitung County, Offshore Isle

  • This is an offshore isle located east of Taitung County, 33 km from the coast.
  • Not far on south of Green Island, 69 km away by sea-route, lies the beautiful Orchid Island.
  • On return, another sea voyage of 83 km westward, a dip to down under and slowly rises to Kenting Houbihu ferry point in Pingtung county.
  • That’s the southern corner of Taiwan island, not the most southern tip where that down under is.
  • Total distant traveled: thirty-three plus sixty-nine plus eighty-three equal to one hundred and eighty-five kilometers. What an amazing long haul!
  • All 4 ferry points in Chinese names: 富岡漁港, 綠島南寮漁港, 蘭嶼開元漁港, 後壁湖漁港.
  • More info from official website in English, here.

Green Island, Orcird Island


7. JianlongLeng Ridgeline (劍龍稜), Ruifang District, New Taipei City

  • An adventurous hike on the topmost edge of mountain.
  • Some foreign hikers named it ‘Stegosaurus’ Ridgeline because google’s search results “Jianlong” (劍龍) relating to that armored dinosaur.
  • The last word Leng (稜) refers to ridge line. At times, Ling (嶺) is also used as common descriptive chinese character.
  • There are in total 10 mountain ridges to hike in this region of Ruifang District and Keelung. Locally, there called it, “The Golden 10 Mountain Ridge Lines” (黃金十稜).


8. Dragon and Tiger Pagodas, Lotus Pond, Zuoying District, Kaoshiung City (高雄, 龍虎塔, 蓮池潭)

  • Probably the most popular destination in Kaohsiung.
  • Direct transport from Zuoying HSR Station.


9. Wugayan Bamboo Trail in Tai’an Township, Miaoli County (烏嘎彥部落, 竹林, 苗栗縣, 泰安鄉)

  • A replica of Tenryu-Ji Shrine’s Bamboo trail in Kyoto, Japan.

All the photos are briefly described and not meant to be detailed.

Casual writing prose and information are in bite-sized.

It aims to give readers a quick idea of the names, locations, its background, travel tips, suggestions, alternative places and the Chinese name for easy references.

To contiune next post for Instagram’s Multi-photos Post #2.

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