December 30, 2000
The Pishan (Green Mountain) temple falls into the first category. Perched on a side of the mountain with breathtaking view of Taipei, on a loop road through the mountains, the temple gets fewer than expected visitors, and therefore manage to maintain some sense of serenity and calm. The scenery is grand, and you can hike the many trails that lace through it, and imagine yourself, if you are a kung fu buff, in the confine of the Shaolin Temple. Maybe it does take a lot of imagination, for with Taipei in the distance, well, maybe not the Shaolin Temple.
From journal Taipei - the center of Taiwan