In this Blog I document some of our experiences while traveling Taiwan.

Taipei, National Palace Museum *Part 2*

3 May 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Brickster

Jadeite cabbage and meat-shaped stone Long visitors' queues are waiting in front of the vitrines of two showpieces artfully carved from gemstones. Two well camouflaged locusts sit on a piece of jade carved in the shape of a cabbage head. The partly...

Taipei, National Palace Museum *Part 1*

29 Apr 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Brickster

Treasury of Chinese Culture The world's largest and most valuable collection of Chinese artworks can be found not in China, but in Taiwan. The National Palace Museum in the north of Taipei has around 700,000 finds and artifacts, only a fraction of wh...

Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei

23 Apr 2020 2 minute read 0 comments Brickster

A short historical review. After the Japanese invasion in Korea, which was allied with China, the Chinese-Japanese war began in 1894. China suffered a defeat and had to cede Taiwan to Japan. Until 1945, i.e. for 50 years, the Japanese flag blew over...

Colourful world of gods at Lotus Pond in Kaohsiung, Taiwan

20 Apr 2020 1 minute read 1 comment Brickster

The lake where the gods reside. It should bring luck if you enter the dragon tiger pagodas at the lotus lake through the mouth of the dragon and leave them again through the mouth of the tiger. Colourful pagodas, pavilions and richly decorated templ...