Last Sunday, my husband and I left home for a day of sightseeing and adventure. We really had no destination in mind. We just wanted to get out and enjoy the day. The weather was warm and the day was rather beautiful.
Little did we know, when we took the road less traveled, that we would stumble upon two massive dragons in the middle of nowhere (however, I am not really sure if ‘the middle of nowhere’ it even possible in Taiwan). But, we did. And I am very happy that we did.
The two dragon statues and the park surrounding them was recently built and completed (according to the sign, it was finished late last year if I remember correctly). It is located in Shoushui, just minutes from the Changhua exit of the #1 freeway.
The place was virtually deserted and quite understandably so – it is not like you would think that a small road like the one we took would ever lead you to anything special. However, we stopped and enjoyed the peace and quiet of the place. And of course, we took a lot of photos. Here is a collection of some of my favorites.
Have you ever stumbled onto something so massive or cool like this? Please leave me a message in the comment box below.
And thanks to all who read and left such nice comments on the post where I shared the first excerpt from my book. I really appreciate it!
My husband and I took the smaller roads but here is a map as well as directions following the major roads if you would like to visit this place:
~ Get off the #1 freeway at the Changhua intersection.
~ Continue on Chang Lu Rd.  and continue until you reach the 7-11, located between the 6.5 to 7 kilometer mark, and turn right.
~ Continue on Min Zuo St. until you reach the river (well, water – it is not hard to miss because it is about 10 meters wide) and turn left.
~ Continue on for about 500 meters. The dragons are located on the left.
[If you are taking public transportation, the best option is to take the bus and get off on Chang Lu Rd. around the 7-11. It is about a 2 kilometer walk from there.]