Fo Guang Shan Nantai Temple
Lastly, we were lucky enough to stay at the Fo Guang Shan Monastery, just outside Kaoshiung. Here, we followed around literally hundreds of uniform monks and nuns, who had all made their home at the monastery. In the evening, we joined in their prayers and meditation, whilst in the morning we rose at dawn for t’ai chi outside the main Buddhist temple, followed by breakfast in silence and classes in calligraphy – not as easy as it may look!
The Pier-2 Art Centre
When visiting the area, you must visit the Pier 2 Art Centre. An abandoned warehouse, it is now a famous art hub. Interested art lovers can also buy art and art inspired wares to carry back. For the other shoppers, there is the Shinkuchan shopping area which offers great bargains. But then this is only a start.