After 6++ hours of driving, we finally arrived into Kaohsiung. We visited 3 sights and only one was of particular interest of mine.
佛光山 Fo Guang Shan
Also known as "Light of Buddha Mountain". It is the centre of Buddhism in southern Taiwan. The entire mountain has been developed into a complex of temples, halls and gardens. There are also religious artefacts displayed in the exhibition halls.
春秋閣 Spring and Autumn Pavilions
It is basically a spot with a few spectacular statues and pagodas by the Lotus Lake.
First came into sight was two gigantic statues of dragon and tiger pagodas. The dragon's throat is the entrance and the tiger's mouth is the exit. Entering a dragon's throat and coming out a tiger's mouth symbolizes turning bad luck into good fortune.
Then, not very far from the pagodas stands a statue of Kuanyin (Goddess of Mercy) riding a dragon....
And, a huge statue of 玄天上帝 Hsuan Tien Shanti.
While we were there, we also took the opportunity to look see look see around that area….
夢時代購物中心 Dream Mall
Now, here comes my long awaited visit in Kaohsiung, Dream mall - the biggest shopping centre in Southeast Asia! I was so looking forward to it the whole day, and was extremely excited as these big building came to sight. Finally, it's shopping spree time but the stupid tour spoiled it all! Why? BECAUSE we were given only ONE HOUR. I repeat, 1 freaking hour!!! For goodness sake, any sane person will know that's not enough, miles from enough. 1 hour is not even enough to shop in Wellington bug size shopping malls, tell me how could I have made it in this Southeast Asia biggest shopping centre? Siao!
Some of us gals/women/ladies demanded more time, but to no avail. Pissed but what to do? Wasted no time, I zoomed in and headed right to the fashion floor. I ended up spending my whole 1 hour just in that one floor, in fact, I spent 45 minutes in ONE shop on that floor!! The rest of 15 mins whizzed around the floor like a headless chicken. Aiyo, I had never shopped like that before you know, and you would be amazed how quick I changed in the fitting room, probably even faster than when Clark changes to Superman I tell you! Poor Rick was so sweet to accompany me the whole time, waiting and helping me rummaging through the racks. *muakss*
And, I shall finish this entry with some food. Hehehe