On the way, we stopped at a fruit stall for some fruit tasting and shopping.
|Fruit stall crowded with tourists|
The fruits were really sweet, especially mangoes, guava and Rose Apples (Jambu air). We bought some to munched in the bus. A small packet selling at around RM5. We tried the mango smoothie selling besides the fruit stall at around RM12 a bowl.
|Mango smoothie topped with fresh mixed fruits + a scoop of ice cream|
|Deep fried fishballs ~ Really delicious with crispy on the outside and bouncy in the inside.|
|Deep fried fish ~ Served with some sour lime sauce. Appetizing|
|Cold fish's skins ~ I gave this a skip as tasted so fishy. haha|
|Salted pepper fried fish ~ The batter are the same as the famous Taiwanese fried chicken sold in the night market.|
After lunch, our next destination was to visit the famous Fo Guang Shan temple which is the largest Buddhist monastery in Taiwan. Fo Guang Shan literally means Buddha's Light Mountain. Click here for more information of this temple.
We took a slow walk up to the building where the Buddha was.
|Foh Guang Shan|
|Thousands of Buddha|
|Red Bean cakes @ 3 for RM10|
By the time we left the temple, it started to drizzle. Our group of people were so well prepared as they brought umbrella all the way from home. Those umbrellas were so useful during such a rainy day.
|The entrance of the temple|
|Giant bowl of ice|
Customers are allowed to write their 'love notes' on the wall of the premises.
|Love notes written by customers around the walls|
|Notes on the tables|
|Even on the ceilings|
|Ice kacang in the making|
|Loaded with fruits on top and in between of the ice|
Little XJ can't wait to dig into this giant bowl. Well, 17 of us couldn't managed to finish up this bowl. We only cleared the fruits and other ingredient and left the ice there.
|XJ waiting patiently to taste the ice|
We then continued with our tour. Initially, we were supposed to visit the Dream Mall shopping center as per our Itinerary but one of our tour group suggested another place of interest, which is the Pier 2 Art District.
|Murals on the walls|
|A huge luggage made with unwanted steels|
|Same materials were being used to make this Ball|
|A closer look of the ball|
|Little pebbles on the road|
|Little bells hanging on the tree|
|Unique rubbish bins|
Dinner that night was not provided according to our Itinerary. The tour guide brought us to visit the Taiwanese Night Market, Liu He.
|Liu He Night Market just across the road|
|Braised pork legs|
|Noodle soup to eat together with the pork legs|
|XJ enjoying the deep fried chicken|
|White bitter gourd mixed with honey makes a perfect juice !|
|Types of fruit juice available|
|My favourite papaya milk and some pictures of VIPs visiting this stall.|
|Oyster + egg wrapped in wanton skin for deep frying|
|The ready fried balls|