2011 Taiwan Puli Taiwan

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(1) Sun Moon Lake

Sun Moon Lake is a major tourist attraction in Taiwan (domestically). It was a nice place but over-developed for tourism. The lake water was reasonably clean and clear but no comparison to Lake Tahoe (Lake Tahoe can maintain phenomenal clarity thanks to its lower water temperature, which is not possible in Taiwan).
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(2) Aboriginal tribes in Taiwan

The area around the Sun Moon Lake is home to the Thao tribe, one of the aboriginal tribes in Taiwan. Aboriginal tribes were the original inhabitants of the island. But they were gradually forced to either abandon their traditional life and assimilated with new comers from the mainland or live in very remote areas.
Their original way of living was mostly destroyed and gone so what you could see was something arranged for tourism. Yet, it was still quite intriguing.
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(3) 「中台禪寺」Chung Tai Chan Monastery

"… until 2006 it was the world's tallest Buddhist building and has been the world's tallest Buddhist temple since 2001." (Wikipedia) The three words placed on top of each door entry were 解脱 (enlightenment), 法身 (supreme truth reveled by Buddha), 般若 (wisdom). The building was very modern but it followed Chinese Buddhism traditions.
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(4) Butchers

They seemed specialized. A store that sells chicken, only sells chicken. Similarly, a store that sells pork, only sells pork.
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A store for fruits and vegetables
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