Zhong Tai Shan （中台山）
Tuesday we made our way to Puli to see the Zhong Tai Shan （中台山）. It was an impressively tall Buddhist temple made by the same architect who designed the 101. We had to wait an hour for the guided tour, but it was worth it. There was a monk there who gave us an English tour. It was interesting to hear the meaning behind the many statues and emblems in the building. We got to go to the upper levels where people normally don’t get to go, probably because we are white. There was an impressive white room as well as a full size wooden pagoda behind a glass curtain. Toward the end of the tour, another monk took us aside and told us the tour was over. We didn’t know if it was because they promised the tour would only be an hour or we were being too disrespectful or because we weren’t Buddhist. We will never know, and we will forever be wierded out.
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