Business Trip to Taiwan in August 2009
Taoyuen / Taipei
At work in Taiwan
This time our challenging job took my workmate and myself to the beautiful island of Taiwan, for a bigger installation and commissioning of a fully automated chocolate production line at Hunya Foods in Taoyuen county. Taiwan, former "Formosa" is also known as the "Republic of China".
Taoyuen city, which is a suburb of the capital city Taipei, was the busy town where I lived for 2 months while the installation and commissioning phase of my machinery. The all so friendly people around here made my stay really enjoyable. It's definately one of the places I like to remember!
Jin Fu Temple, Taoyuen
The "Jin Fu Temple" is located right in the heart of Taoyuen. The locals simply call it the "Big Temple". Its architecture dates back to the early days when the "Republic of China" was newly established. The temple is a third grade historic site and is one of the three major temples in Taipei.
Cihhu - Matzu Temple, Taoyuen
The "Cihhu Temple", namely the "Matzu Temple", is one of the major beliefs for the county people. It is dedicated to offer sacrifices to "Meichou Matzu" who saves all living creatures of the sea. During the chinese new year there are numbers of believers from various parts crowd into this temple.
On our first weekend in Taiwan, right after the destructive Taifun "Morakot", we had the chance to get to the world tallest building, the "Taipei 101" with its unique architecture in a shape of a bamboo stick. The top of the skyscraper offers every visitor a breathtaking view over Taipei city. Worth to see it!
Xintian Temple, Taipei
The "Xingtian Temple" is one of the most popular temples in Taiwan and it mainly advocates for the Confucian and Buddhist belief. Due to its popularity, it is always full of faithful worshippers. The unique feature of the temple is the abundance of fortune telling stands outside the temple.
National Chang Kai Shek Memorial Hall
The National Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall is a famous monument erected in memory of the former president of the "Republic of China". Two sets of white stairs, each with 89 steps, represent Chiang's age at the time of his death. The monument is framed by the National Theater and National Concert Hall.