Lukang 鹿港, literally "Deer Harbor", is one of Taiwan's oldest towns and one of the most popular destinations on Taiwan's West coast. My wife and I went there at the busiest time of the year: During Spring Festival a.k.a. Chinese New year. There were so many people coming to town at the same time, it was very hard to explore the city and enjoy all the beautiful remains of the old times it offers. We had to fight ourselves through endless crowds of visitors and felt a little moody. Since this is such an interesting town, we've decided to return in the future, at a time, where not a lot is going on. Lukang has so many interesting corners, that you have to take your time and bring a good lens. Nevertheless, here are some images from Lukang from January:
Zhongshan Street 中山路
New Mazu temple 新祖宮
Lukang Assembly Hall 鹿港公會堂
Nanching temple 南靖宮
Lukang Old Street 鹿港老街
The ugly side of Lukang 鹿港醜陋的一面
A-Zhen's meet baozi 阿振肉包
Lukang Folk Arts Museum 鹿港民俗文物館
This video sums up all the favorite spots in Lukang. Nicely done.
I didn't really enjoy the tour around Lukang, because there were just too many people and we didn't want to push ourselves to popular temples, so we just went on a small tour and returned to Changhua. I strongly recommend you to visit, when there is not a lot of visitors, if you can come during the week days, should be your best choice. I will definitely return on a less busy day.
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