|Confucius Temple located two blocks from our apartment|
We lived here over a month before we discovered one of the largest "smiling Buddha's" in the world within a block of our apartment. We went for an early morning walk in a direction we had yet to walk. All of a sudden, as we turned a corner, across the street is this huge, 90 feet tall statue of the Buddha. Truly an imposing sight. I have provided several photos to give better perspective of how big this is.
When President Bishop was in Taichung as a young missionary he remembers the statue being in an open area, where now it is on the grounds of a temple.
Taiwan is truly a beautiful country with cultural experiences hard to fully comprehend.