Yilan

Our friends took us to Yilan (宜蘭) on the Taiwan’s north-east coast. En-route we visited Gold Waterfall, so-called because the minerals in the water gleamed in the sunlight. We stopped at Nanya Peculiar Stones, so named because wind and water eroded the sandstone to peculiar shapes of rich color. Next we passed by Nanyang Museum, then visited National Center for Traditional Arts, which was quite interesting with shops and displays of the old way of life, plus music performance. The day ended with a sumptuous 9-course Japanese fusion meal for about C$35/person, taxes and tips included. Beautiful scenery, enjoyable company, nice weather, good food – what more can one ask for? Thank God for His goodness!

Gold Waterfall near Gold Ecological Park

Nanya Peculiar Stones

Nanya Peculiar Stones

Without our friends as guides we would have missed a very scenic place.

Without our friends as guides we would have missed a very scenic place.

Rocks with rich color along the coast

Rocks with rich color along the coast

The golden hue is due to the iron within the rock oxidizing - fool's gold, not real gold.

The golden hue is due to the iron within the rock oxidizing – fool’s gold, not real gold.

Nanyang Museum exhibits Yilan's history

Nanyang Museum exhibits Yilan’s history

National Center for Traditional Arts

National Center for Traditional Arts

Sweet tooth? (NT$100=C$4)

Sweet tooth? (NT$100=C$4)

Making dragon whiskers candy

Making dragon whiskers candy

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