Photos by MJ Klein
The next place that we went on our trip to East Taiwan was the Sansiantai or the “three immortals” as they are called in Chinese. The most striking feature is the beautiful 8-arch bridge and of course, the natural beauty surrounding it.
The incredible beauty of the water and rock formations defies attempts to capture it. You have to see this place in person to really appreciate how beautiful it really is.
It was hard for me to frame photos with no people in them, but it’s possible if you are patient and wait for people to move.
The sand is dark and volcanic, and….
There are blue pebbles! Notice all the junk in this photo. Pollution is a big problem in Taiwan.
Another problem is Chinese tourists. These were the rudest tourists I have yet seen. I wanted to yell “SHUT UP!” so badly, but I resisted. All they do is bicker and argue among themselves. Every word has to be shouted at each other because no one is listening – they are too busy telling each other what to do, where to stand, what to look at, etc.. Another annoying thing they do is stand directly in front of other people taking photos. It seems that Chinese people don’t have any photographs of anything. They just have photographs of themselves standing in front of places but taking photos of the places themselves isn’t important. This is the government’s plan for Taiwan? More rude Chinese tourists?
Finally, the 2 women moved out of the way and I could take some photos of the famous bridge.
This shot makes a fine desktop wall paper. Feel free to download the full sized version and use it on your computer.
Hui-chen and I recommend visiting the Sansiantai and the 8-arch bridge. We apologize in advance for the rude tourists you may encounter, and we ask that you do not hold this against Taiwan!
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