|Lion Dance in Keelung Port, Taiwan|
Zongzheng Park is a combination Buddhist temple and mini amusement park. The entrance is marked by a large Happy Buddha. I was told the small figures on the Buddha represent the priests who serve him.
Above and behind the Buddha is the temple. On the other side of the temple is a white 25 meter high statue of the Goddess of Mercy. Buddhists call her Guanyin. This goddess is found protecting every waterway in Asia. She is the one who looks out for fishermen.
|Buddhist Lady of Mercy, Keelung Harbor|
The odd thing about this park was that there were children driving kiddy-cars around the Lady's statue. It appeared that they rented them there. There were also several "statues" that appeared to be cartoon characters catering to children.
After leaving the temple we drove to Yeliu Park. This is a wonderful cape on Taiwan Island that has been transformed by wind and water into fantastic rock formations. The whole cape is about 1,700 meters long, but we did not walk the entire distance. We had an hour and a half to walk around the nearest formations.
|Ray & I next to the "Queen's Head"|
|Fairy Slipper formation|