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  1. 1. Travel English<br />
  2. 2. One-day Cultural Tour of Taipei <br /> Taipei is rich in cultural heritage. Although the formerly well-known "three-town street" constituted of Manka, Dadaocheng and inner town almost lost their original features in the shifts and changes of time, these historical heritage stands majestically somewhere in the municipality, awaiting people to adventure and discover its mystery.<br />.<br />
  3. 3. Manka, now Wanhua District, is the most valuable and important area with its old temples, old streets, academies, narrow gates and traditional industries that offer a diversity and variety of historical archives for research and study. In this district, a number of traditional industries such as Chinese Medicine stores, papery stores (selling paper products for the deceased, it is a rite for Chinese people to buy properties for the deceased.) Besides, you may also adventure in person the production of Buddhist sculptures and embroidery in various Buddhist products stores and embroidery pavilions on "Xindiantou Street", which boomed according to the set-up of various temples, a representation of thriving tourist industry of Longshan Temple.<br />
  4. 4. Longshan Temple is a famous old temple in Taiwan. It is for worshiping GuanshiyinBudda and other divine spirits. Longshan Temple is facing the South. Its architecture is a three-section design in shape. There are the front hall, the rear hall and the right/left dragons protecting the middle hall. The layout is square and serene. The temple was built in Qianlong 5th year in Qing Dynasty. Due to natural disaster and damages caused by men, the temple was restored for several times. The doors, beams, and poles are beautifully decorated. There are a pair of bronze dragon poles in the front hall, four pairs of dragon poles in the middle hall. The sculptures are delicate. There are also exquisite wood sculptures. Among them, the well and Budda setting in the main hall are highly appreciated. The temple has many Chinese poems, verses and lyrics on signs. These add a touch of literature in addition to the religious and sightseeing value<br />
  5. 5. Taste of taiwan<br /> The culinary culture of the Chinese people goes back a very long time; and while Chinese food can be enjoyed in every large city in the world today, true gourmets know that only in Taiwan is it possible to enjoy fine authentic cuisine from all the different regions of China.<br /> In Taiwan, where it seems the people live to eat, it is said that there is a snack shop every three steps and a restaurant every five. These establishments serve all kinds of Chinese food, from the roast duck, smoked chicken, lamb hotpot, fish in wine sauce, beef with green peppers, and scallop and turnip balls of the north to the camphor-tea duck, salty fried chicken with spices, honey ham, stir-fried shrimp, dry-fried eggplant, and spicy bean curd of the south. As the island's economy has developed rapidly in recent years, its culinary culture has expanded<br />
  6. 6. beyond the traditional Chinese foods to Chinese-style fast-food chains, thus bringing greater complexity than ever before to the art of Chinese dining. Foreign foods from all over the world have also made their appearance in Taiwan, and the island is now filled with eateries serving American hamburgers, Italian pizza, Japanese sashimi, German pig's knuckles, Swiss fondue, and just about everything else. All of this makes Taiwan a veritable paradise for gourmands. Taiwan's own native cuisine has also become known around the world, and if you try it just once you will remember it forever.<br />