Monday, July 20, 2015

Taipei Day 2

Because of our awesome first day in Taipei, we got quite excited for Day 2. We went to Yehliu Geopark first, had lunch, and looked around at Jinguashi Gold Ecological Park. We then visited Grand Hotel Taipei, and had dinner at Tian Wai Tian.

Yehliu Geopark is famous for its rock formations, and what made the scenery even more attractive was its proximity to the sea.

You're probably wondering who this guy is. This is Henry, who we met through my college friend Fran. He offered to take us around for the entire day, and he was extra nice too! Thanks Henry!

The most popular rock formation in Yehliu is called the Queen's Head (below, second from right) because, well, it resembles a queen's head.

Next was Jinguashi, a gold and copper mining town which is now a popular tourist attraction.

We ordered the miners' lunch to have a taste of what it felt like to be a miner back in the day.

When we were just about to leave, the rain started pouring! We had to wait for the rain to stop before we could leave. We were supposed to go to Jiufen, but decided otherwise because of the bad weather, so we went back to Taipei and checked out the Grand Hotel.

After our short visit to the hotel, we went to Ximending for dinner at the popular hotpot restaurant Tian Wai Tian. Stay tuned for Day 3!

Topshop top
Greenhills skirt
Sam & Libby flats
Prada bag


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