With Ate Melba and Ate Joy.
Mini train going up
The monument, surrounded by a park, stands at the east end of Liberty Square. The structure is framed on the north and south by the National Theater and National Concert Hall. The entire plaza is located within sight of the Presidential Office Building. (source from Wikepedia)
The famous entrance wall. What a coincedence, when we came it was in the middle of the program. Chiang Kai-Shek 124th birthday.
Destination: Botanical Garden
Where: Nan Hai Road, Taipei City
When: October 31,2010 The Botanical Gardens are home to a beautiful lotus pond and large gardens lined with a wide variety of plants and trees. The walkways are dotted with signs explaining the classification of different flora, making a visit here quite an educational experience. Sitting on a bench under the covering of the tall trees is a great way to relax. The gardens are so vast that it is easy to forget that you are actually in a large city.
The garden was established in 1921 and has always been the landmark of Taipei citizens. Due to the large number of species of plants, Botanical Garden has always been a great place for academic research or artists’ photographing and painting place. This eight hectare garden contains 17 districts with various plants. It has over 1500 species of plants that includes trees, succulent herbs, robust flowering plants, elegant gymnosperms, ferns, and medicinal plants among other species. The highlight of the garden is the lotus pond.
The Bridge. When you’re walking ing the wooden bride you will feel the nature, like your in the forest. The humming of birds, the sounds of leaves, and the wind, perfect escape from the busy city and loaded work.
The atmosphere could have been very nice but they have nothing in bloom. There is a large pond and walkways. It was a huge disappointment. The very famous pond in which home of lotus and other plants were off season. Not a single flower float, no such luck. 🙁
The entrance of Museum. The very friendly tourist from Australia voluntered for us to take a picture. Thank you. 🙂