Saturday, October 9, 2010

Culturally Taiwan

Yo readers, apologies for the unannounced hiatus. Frankly it took me a little less than 2 days to book an air ticket and fly to Bangkok - to look for Ms Rehau, my friend, who's posted in Bangkok (and will be coming back soon). So I haven't been posting because I've been living it up for a week in Bangkok! ;)

So here I am now, let me get back to posting about Taiwan, just a couple more posts to wrap up this trip.

In my previous post on our first day back in Taipei, I forgot to mention an important destination we visited that day - the National Palace Museum ("Gu Gong"). Gu Gong in Taipei housed a small portion of the collection of rare books and artefacts that originated from the Palace Museum in the Forbidden City in Beijing. Read more about its roots here.

As no photography was allowed, I am unable to show you pictures of the artefacts we've seen. However, the most notable and famous works can be easily found in wikipedia. Some examples:

The Jadeite Cabbage


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