Taiwan – Day1 Pics: Leofoo Village & Taichung


A small island off the east coast of China, Taiwan made a mark as a growing Asian Tiger economy in the late 1990s. The output of a determined government, educated public and the progressive thinking is amply evident in the amazing infrastructure and technology that is around. At the same time, Taiwan continues to maintain its culture and heritage.

Here are pics of Day 1 from week long trip to Taiwan. Landing in Taipei, we left for Leofoo village, less than an hours drive, on the way to Taichung. Leofoo Village is an amusement park (theme rides and water rides), along with a mini-zoo.

Leofoo Village near Taipei, Taiwan

Leofoo Village near Taipei, Taiwan

Zoo at Leofoo Village near Taipei, Taiwan

Zoo at Leofoo Village near Taipei, Taiwan

Waiting for her train.

Train ride to view animals at Leofoo Village, Taiwan

Train ride to view animals at Leofoo Village, Taiwan

Commuting on the train was fun, as a giraffe reached into the window to check on us.

A giraffe at Leofoo Village, Taiwan

A giraffe at Leofoo Village, Taiwan

The next batch gets ready for the train ride at Leofoo Village, Taiwan

The next batch gets ready for the train ride at Leofoo Village, Taiwan

The ring of fire ride, so amazing, I did it thrice.

Ring of fire ride at Leofoo Village, Taiwan

Ring of fire ride at Leofoo Village, Taiwan

Water rides at Leofoo Village, Taiwan

Water rides at Leofoo Village, Taiwan

Getting a splash at Leofoo Village, Taiwan

Getting a splash at Leofoo Village, Taiwan

Gearing up for the water ride at Leofoo Village, Taiwan

Gearing up for the water ride at Leofoo Village, Taiwan

Saw these signs, guess where, ofcourse in the men’s room. The text in English is probably a direct translation of what they meant to say in Chinese. There was no way I could not click them:) Enjoy.

Preparation for a stage show infront of the City Arts centre at Taichung, an amazingly modern and neat city.

Arts centre at Taichung, Taiwan

Arts centre at Taichung, Taiwan

Piece of Art at the Taichung Arts centre, Taiwan

Piece of Art at the Taichung Arts centre, Taiwan

Ingredients & utensils for making Tea – Its not just science, its an art too.

Making tea under the guidance of a master, Taichung, Taiwan

Making tea under the guidance of a master, Taichung, Taiwan

Heating a tea pot on an earthenware

Heating a tea pot on an earthenware

A student tries out his hand at tea making, Taichung, Taiwan

A student tries out his hand at tea making, Taichung, Taiwan

And then a trip to the Fengjia night market in Taichung. A combination of Linking Road & Chor Bazaar (minus the Chor part of it:), very safe, fairly high prices and open to bargaining)

Fengjia night market, Taichung, Taiwan

Fengjia night market, Taichung, Taiwan

Fengjia night market, Taichung, Taiwan

Fengjia night market, Taichung, Taiwan

Fengjia night market, Taichung, Taiwan

Fengjia night market, Taichung, Taiwan

Fengjia night market, Taichung, Taiwan

Fengjia night market, Taichung, Taiwan

A bossini store at Fengjia night market, Taichung, Taiwan

A bossini store at Fengjia night market, Taichung, Taiwan

A lady sells spices at the Fengjia night market, Taichung, Taiwan

A lady sells spices at the Fengjia night market, Taichung, Taiwan

We stayed on the 31st floor of Hotel One, bang in the middle of the city.

Hotel One at Taichung, Taiwan

Hotel One at Taichung, Taiwan

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