Photos by MJ Klein – most photos are geotagged
July 20th found us in Nantou again (for a followup dentist appointment for my TMD problem). The paper-mache pandas were nearby so we decided to brave the crowds and take a look.
As you can see, literally thousands of people had the same idea.
Poor Phoenix got a stone in her sandal. She can’t talk well enough to tell us yet, but we could tell because she was walking very slowly and looking at her shoe.
We passed through this corridor of signs for a local politician….
and made our way to the pandas. As you can see, they are pretty well hidden behind spectators.
It was hard to find a spot to see them.
Walking around to the side and rear of the display, we found less people and an opening.
Check out Todd’s article here.
Alongside the pandas, were 200 Formosan Black Bears, far more endangered than the panda. These black bears were featured only in the Taiwan leg of the panda tour.
These things are made of paper-mache, and I have no idea how they held up in the rain that fell in the morning.
For more interesting to me personally, was this display of Taiwan postage stamps, on the wall of the post office across the street.
Overall, Phoenix had a good time and that’s good enough for us!