Day 2 in Taiwan – Buddha Museum, Cultural Village, Sun Moon lake, Hot Spring experience, Taiwan Travel Blog
Morning started early and after having a quick buffet breakfast at the hotel, we set off for the Buddha Museum.
One of the top landmark of Taiwan, Buddha Museum is a must visit place if you are in Kaohsiung. The museum can be covered in 2-3 hours but you can also spend an entire day here. Museum has a lot of eateries and good new for vegetarians is that they serve only veg food inside the museum, although egg is considered veg here, so be careful and ask for the ingredients.
We spent around 2 and 1/2 hours at the museum and set out for the Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village. Mid way, we stopped for an oriental style lunch at one of the restaurants. The food was amazing but it was a little challenging for the vegetarians in the groups as it was quite difficult to explain the staff the requirements. Here are some of the pictures from the meal. I loved everything that came on the table, the flavours were subtle but very prominent and the ingredients used were very fresh. I don’t recall the name of dishes individually now but it was a good balance of all kind of meats and veggies.
After another 2 hours of drive, we reached the cultural village. It is one of the largest outdoor museum in taiwan and it displays traditional homes and architecture of Taiwanese 9 principal aborigin tribes. There are many attractions inside the museum including rides, music theatre and cherry blossom path. There is a rope way that takes you to a beautiful view of Sun Moon Lake.
After spending some time at the museum, we headed out for the hot spring experience at the Red Maple Resort and Spa. Taiwan is home to one of the world’s top 15 hot spring sites and this resort has tapped water from one of the springs and high temperature spring water comes in all the suits which have inbuilt spa in them. After a good 30 minutes soak in the hot spring water, I was totally relaxed and had a fabulous sleep. You can read more about the resort here.