When visiting factories in the Taichung, Taiwan area earlier this week, we found ourselves with a little extra time as well as empty stomachs. Wanting to show me some historical Taiwan, we headed to the port city of Lugang. Or, should I say ex-port city of Lugang. According to the Wikipedia entry
, the city's heyday was from about 1785-1845, but then port silted over and the city didn't allow a railroad to pass through, meaning that the port itself died. Because of this, the village was able to escape urbanization and modernization and was preserved. It's now a tourist destination and has many temples...
...as well as many places to spend your money.
eat the whole shrimp, head, scales, tail and all
suck the critter out of the shell
fresh, fire-roasted peanuts were good
Sometimes no buildings:
Oh-so-cliché (but cool) doors to shoot...
...as well as narrow alleys:
Gift shops had plenty of wares:
it felt like stepping back in time traditional rain coat (no joke) trinkets toys
It's definitely an interesting place to visit. I am happy as well as fortunate that I was able to experience more traditional Taiwan as opposed to the bustling urban centers of Taichung and Taipei.
Very interesting.......but doesn't it make you appreciate Europe?
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