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June 26, 2005

Yang Ming Shan Park

Today we went to Yangmingshan National Park. It was named after Wang Yang-Ming, a Ming dynasty philosopher. It bacame a protected park in 1981. We took Bus #685 and Bus #5 to get to the park. Bus #260 and Bus #685 got us back.
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Well I got my photo of a butterfly. There were many others but they wouldn't hold still for me.
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There is a picture of a beautiful waterfall with a ham.
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The Yang Ming Mountains rise out of the far northern tip of Taiwan, the highest peak being Chi Hsing Shan, at 1120 meters elevation. We left that hike for another day.

Given a pond and kids and you get wet kids trying to see what they can catch.
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Posted by Dan at June 26, 2005 05:46 AM