Bill and Sue-On Hillman: A 50-Year Musical Odyssey
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1. Arrival 2. Taipei/Temple 3. CKS Memorial I 3a. CKS Memorial II 4. Martyr's Shrine 5. Palace Museum
6. 101 Skyscraper 6a. 101 Views 7. 101 Coral Gallery 7a. 101 Amethyst  7b.  To Hotel from 101 8. Sun Moon Lake
9. Wenwu Temple 10. Lake Temples 11. Temple II 11a. Temple III 12. Hotel/ Morning Stop 13. Jiji Temples
 14. Jiji Station  14a. Road South 15. Monastery I 16. Monastery II 16a. Monastery III 17. Love R. Cruise
18. Kaohsiung Market 19. To Kenting Park 19a. Nixon Rock 20. Eluanbi Lighthouse 21. Maobitou Coast 21a. Taitun Hotel
22. Coast I: Stone Steps 22a. 8 Arch Bridge 23. Marble Factory 24. Marble Gorge I  25. Marble Gorge II 25a. Marble Gorge III
26. Swallow Grotto I  26a Swallow Grotto II  27. Taroka Gateway 28. CKS Park I  28a. CKS Park II  28b. CKS Park III
28c. CKS Park IV 29. Flight To Korea Research/Itinerary Outtakes I Outtakes II Asia 2018 Contents

Taiwan Aerial Photo :: Taipei's 101 Skyscraper  :: Taiwan Maps: Political and Pictorial

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Following our visits to Japan, Hong Kong and Macao, we flew to Taiwan where we planned to explore Taipei. We then travelled down the west coast across the Tropic of Cancer to the tropical port city of Kaohsiung and back up the more mountainous east coast. For a bit of background information on the country we referred to Wikipedia.

    Taiwan, officially the Republic of China (ROC), is a state in East Asia. Neighbouring states include the People's Republic of China (PRC) to the west, Japan to the northeast, and the Philippines to the south. Taiwan is the most populous state and largest economy that is not a member of the United Nations.
    The island of Taiwan was inhabited by indigenous peoples for thousands of years before the 17th century, when Dutch colonialists, who named the island Formosa, opened the island to mass Han immigration. After a brief rule by the Kingdom of Tungning, the island was annexed in 1683 by the Qing dynasty of China, and ceded to Japan in 1895. Following the surrender of Japan in 1945, the Republic of China, which had overthrown and succeeded the Qing in 1911, took control of Taiwan. The resumption of the Chinese Civil War led to the loss of the mainland to the Communists and the flight of the ROC government to Taiwan in 1949. Although the ROC government continued to claim to be the legitimate representative of China, since 1950 its effective jurisdiction has been limited to Taiwan and several small islands. In the early 1960s, Taiwan entered a period of rapid economic growth and industrialisation. In the 1980s and early 1990s, it changed from a one-party military dictatorship to a multi-party democracy with a semi-presidential system.
    Taiwan is a high-income advanced economy with a highly skilled and educated workforce. It has the 22nd-largest economy in the world, and its high-tech industry plays a key role in the global economy. It is highly urbanised, and is one of the most densely populated countries in the world, with most of the population concentrated on the western coast. The state is ranked highly in terms of civil and political liberties, education, health care and human development.

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1. Arrival: Airport and Hotel

2. City Tour :: A Taiwanese Temple

3. Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall: Park and Entrance

3a. Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall Inside: Changing of the Guard

4. Martyrs' Shrine and Guards

5. National Palace Museum

6. Taipei 101 Skyscraper

6a. Taipei 101 Views of the City

7. Taipei 101 Coral Gallery

7a. 101 Amethyst Gallery

7b. To Hotel from 101

8. From Taipei to the Sun Moon Lake Area

9. Wenwu Temple and Sun Moon Lake

10. Sun Moon Lake Temples

11. Temple Visit Through Bill's Canon Lens

11a. Temple Visit Through Sue-On's Canon Lens

12. Hotel and Morning Stop

13. Jiji Wushang Temples: Destroyed and New

14.  Old Jiji Railway Station

14a. On the Road to Fo Guang Shan Monastery

15. Fo Guang Shan Monastery I: Through Bill's Canon Lens

16. Fo Guang Shan Monastery II: Through Sue-Ons Canon Lens

16a. Fo Guang Shan Monastery III: Through Sue-Ons Canon Lens

17. Kaohsiung City and Love River Cruise

18. Kaohsiung City: Night Market ~ Hotel ~ On the Road

19. On the Road to Kenting National Park

19a. Kenting National Park: Nixon Rock

20. Eluanbi Lighthouse

21. Kenting Park: Maobitou Coast and Longpan Park

21a. Hotel Royal Chihpen - Taitun

22. Along the East Coast I: Stone Steps

22a. Along the East Coast II: Eight Arch Bridge

23. Marble Factory and Showroom

24. Taroka National Park: Marble Gorge I

25. Marble Gorge II: Through Bill's Canon Lens

25a. Marble Gorge III: Through Sue-On's Canon Lens

26. Shakadang (Swallow Grotto) Trail I: Bill's Lens

26a. Shakadang (Swallow Grotto) Trail II: Sue-On's Lens

27. Road North to Taipei: Taroka Gateway

28. Chiang Kai-Shek Residence Park I: Bill's Lens

28a. Chiang Kai-Shek Residence Park II: Bill's Lens

28b. Chiang Kai-Shek Residence Park III: Sue-On's Lens

28c. Chiang Kai-Shek Residence Park IV: Sue-On's Lens

29. Leaving for Korea

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