THIS TOUR HAS BEEN CANCELLED. PLEASE SEE OUR SPRING CATALOG FOR A NEW DATE.
Dedicated to the Daoist deity Lü Dongbin, Zhinan temple is well-known for its more than 1000 steps starting at the bottom of the hill. Lucky for us, it's now only a 10-minute walk from one of the Maokong Gondola stops. Built in 1890, Zhinan is one of Taiwan's oldest and most important Daoist temples. Folklore says that unmarried couples will break-up after visiting the temple together. Like many temples in Taiwan, deities from Daoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism are all honored and revered within its different halls. We are fortunate to have a professor of religious studies from Taiwan's National Chengchi University as our temple guide. From the temple, we will take the gondola up to the top to visit a family owned tea farm with more than 100-years of experience in tea growing and production. We will meet with the current owner, a 5th generation family member, tour their tea processing area, and learn about the family’s unique history. We will sample different types of tea and learn how to distinguish between the varying qualities. From there we will retrace our steps and end our tour at the Maokong Gondola Taipei Zoo Station where our day began. This tour involves a good amount of walking (some up and down), along mostly paved and gravel paths, so sturdy and comfortable walking shoes are a must. Tea tasting, tea snacks and a one-way fare on the gondola are all included. Please bring water and a packed lunch; your EasyCard for the gondola ride down; and rain/sun/insect protection as needed.
Instructor: Helen Chen
Depending on the activity, online registration closes between 3-5 days before an activity begins. After this time, please contact the Center directly to see if spaces remain available.
No.8, Sec. 2, Xinguang Rd., Wenshan Dist.
|Culture & Tours in Taiwan||NT$ 1,400.00|