Linkou Xiang Yun Temple

Linkou is the home of the Zhulin Temple which is one of my favorites and there are a number of other old but smaller temples.  I was wondering how many … Continue Reading →


Temple Ruin Night Hike

Two years ago I made a blog post titled “Temple Ruin”.  You may want to read that post and look at the photos as they were taken during the day. … Continue Reading →


Bishan Temple Area

The Bishan Temple is located walking distance from the Neihu MRT Station.  It is also possible to take a bus.  The Bishan Temple offers spectacular views of Taipei City and … Continue Reading →



My wife and I like Lion Head Mountain.  Last year we went there twice and this year we went back again and spent 3 nights at the Chuanhuatang Temple.  I … Continue Reading →


Silver Stream Cave

This trip one of my goals was to find the Silver Stream Cave.  My last trip I was exploring the area around Maokong and saw signs to the Silver Stream … Continue Reading →


Chengtian Zen Buddhist Temple

Taiwan has more than 15,000 Temples. About 10,000 of them are registered as Taoist. The majority of Temples here seem to be a mix of Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism. The … Continue Reading →


Yuanguang Temple

Yuanguang Temple is over 100 years old and is the oldest Temple on Lion’s Head Mountain. Part of it is in a cave which you may miss unless you are … Continue Reading →


Chuanhuatang Temple

The Chuanhuatang Temple is the biggest and one of the oldest temples on Lion’s Head Mountain which is located on the Hshinchu & Miaoli county line borders.  My wife and … Continue Reading →



I just visited Shuangxi for the first time.  Shuangxi is a rural district in the eastern part of New Taipei City.  It has the appeal of towns like Pingxi and … Continue Reading →


Gongbei Temple in Xizhi

I’m adding Gongbei Temple to my favorites list because of the grounds on the Temple and the views from the Temple.  I was there on a rainy overcast day but … Continue Reading →