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lungshan & lotus

i mentioned in my last blog post how much i loved lungshan temple and the lotus pond we discovered afterwards. interestingly, i found both deeply peaceful and meaningful, but in very different ways. lungshan was busy, bright and bustling with activity – and full of brilliant colors and artful inspiration. it’s a place where people go to make a deep connection with the divine. the lotus pond at the botanical garden was quiet, tranquil and very still – and the flowers burst with color and natural inspiration everywhere you turned. i imagine it’s also a place where people go to make a deep connection with the divine. take your pick. if you visit taipei, visit these 2 places – it’s worth it.

by the way, the images of the waterfall and koi pond are part of the temple grounds – part of what make it so spectacular.

lungshan temple waterfall

lungshan temple - koi fish

lungshan temple

lungshan temple

lungshan temple

lungshan temple

lungshan temple

lungshan temple

lungshan temple

lungshan temple

taipei botanical garden - lotus pond

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taipei botanical garden: pink lotus

2009-06-06 at 01-34-09

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This entry was published on July 15, 2009 at 11:49 am. It’s filed under photo entries, travel and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

4 thoughts on “lungshan & lotus

  1. That looks very familiar. Nice photos Jen!

  2. Jen, these photos are stunning. Especially love the detail on the lotus pond.

  3. Thank you! Such special places..

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