Taiwan Holiday: Taitung to Kaoshiung – 3rd Day

The Fo Guang Shan Monastery a serene place to visit.

Fo Guang Shan literally means “Buddha’s Light Mountain”, it is an internationally Chinese Mahayana Buddhist monastic order and one of the largest Buddhist monastery in Taiwan, the headquarters of , is located in Kaohsiung.

It is founded in 1967 by Venerable Master Hsing Yun, the order promotes Humanistic Buddhism, a modern Chinese Buddhist thought developed through the 20th Century and made popular by this and other modern Chinese Buddhist orders.

After the serene visit to the Fo Guang Shan monastery we head to the Mei Non Hakka Village, is a famous Hakka district which located at Kaohsiung to have Hakka food for lunch.

The Mei Non Hakka Village, is a traditional village were you can find and see traditional Hakka handicrafts, from hand-made umbrella, bamboo handicrafts and Hakka delicacy.

Mei Non Hakka Village

In Taiwan, Hakka people comprise about 15% – 20% of the population and are descendents from the Guangdong immigrants, they form the 2nd largest ethnic group on the island.

Approximately half of the population of Hakka in Taiwan also speaks Taiwanese Hokkien.

After lunch at the Mei Non Hakka Village we stopped at the Dragon & Tiger Pagodos situated at Lotus Lake n Zuoying District, Kaohsiung City. The temple was built in 1976.

The Dragon’s mouth is the entrance and the Tiger’s mouth is the exit. Entering a Dragon’s throat and coming out of the Tiger’s mouth symbolizes turning bad luck to good fortune.

Liouhe Night Market

Enjoy Taiwan delicacy, at the Liouhe Night Market, a wide variety of Taiwan snack to be savored and also clothes and souvenir can be found too.

Yummy Snacks!