Just before we visited Jian Chinxiu Temple, we took a small backside road which also goes to Qixington for stopping at public cemetery area for my sister-in-law. She likes to visit cemeteries when she travels. Our driver was surprised that we asked to stop at the cemetery.
There is a cultural difference. Most Taiwanese avoid passing by any cemetery and don't even ask to visit one. Cemetaries are much different in the United States. But for our American's friends, they were not afraid at all and enjoyed the visited. They asked all kind of questions like if it was a family tomb or what the characters on the grave mean, etc.
I whispered to the rested spirits, " Sorry, we bother your peace. My friends are just interested in looking at your houses and taking some pictures. I hope you don't mind." I was told to respect human beings and all the spirits when I grew up.
There is a bicycle trail next to the beach. The bike trail is connected to the city and also there are some bikes for renting along the trail. It is an enjoyable ride if you have time and love outdoor activities.
|Next to the bay is Hualien Air Force Base. This C-130 just took off from the base and flew over us .|
|Pacific Wave: I don't see surfers surfing in this area. It may not be a good place for them.|
|People from Wisconsin enjoyed listening to the sound of the ocean|
|The outfit of the vendor|