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Shisanhang Museum of Archaeology, Bali and Danshui

Because of a little brochure I picked up in the Chengpin bookstore across from NTU, I made a day trip to Bali and Danshui today, both townships outside of Taipei. My cousin and I took the MTR Danshui line to Guandu MRT Station stop to meet the Red 13 bus to the Shisanhang Museum of Archaeology (十三行博物館). On the way out of the station, we saw sign for the tittot Glass Art Museum and so hike over before continuing on to Shisanhang.

A very poorly stitched image of the Shisanhang Museum of Archaeology.

A very poorly stitched image of the Shisanhang Museum of Archaeology.

So the back story of the museum is that some air force unit (#13 of course!) was patrolling the area and discovered the remnants of one of Taiwan’s earliest human settlements. This was a very neatly packaged museum…with lots of information on the science of archaeology and a special exhibit on one of Taiwan’s indigenous peoples: the Yami (Tao).

Afterward, my cousin and I biked to the dock and took the ferry over to Danshui where we pretty much pigged out on the xiaochi on the waterfront. Check it out!:

Old street food shops.

Old street food shops.

So tasty!

Sour plum tea! So tasty!

Lunchtime small easts! That's two bowls of Ah-Gei and a bowl of fishball soup.

Lunchtime small easts! That's two bowls of Ah-Gei and a bowl of fishball soup.

Tasty tasty ah gei!

Tasty tasty ah gei!

Potato chips on a stick!

Potato chips on a stick!

New addiction: Fried mushrooms!!!

New addiction: Fried mushrooms!!!

Of course…there was even more we could get around to eating:

Didn't eat this, but it's good too!

Didn't eat this, but it's good too!

Apparently white sugar scallions (there aren't actually scallions involved) are an old-fashion sweet from way back when...

Apparently white sugar scallions (there aren't actually scallions involved) are an old-fashion sweet from way back when...

Turkish Ice Cream! The owner is such a riot!

Turkish Ice Cream! The owner is such a riot!

That's one big pig!

That's one big pig!

There was also a lone singer out in the street, getting his music out in the masses:

He had such a lovely voice!

He had such a lovely voice!

Hmm…when will I be able to go back for another visit?! I still haven’t gone to see Fort San Domingo! Next time, I guess!

Back-posted 02.07.2010

Museum of World Religions

I spent the afternoon perusing the exhibits at the Museum of World Religions in Yonghe.

The hallway entrance into the museum...nice effect!

The hallway entrance into the museum...nice effect!

I don’t have many pictures to show for the place, but I thought it was a well thought-out and well presented place with a good message. Founded by a Buddhist sect, the museum reminded me in many ways of the Unitarian Universalist expression of faith…

There were many exquisitely designed models of various world religion sites that were pretty amazing and lifelike–and I totally wish my camera batteries hadn’t decided to die on me!