A slice of tranquility away from the roar of traffic

Shilin was the nicest district in Taipei I visited. Perhaps it was because Chaing Kai-Shek’s once lived in  the area. I wandered the vibrant streets from the MRT station and arrived at Shuangxi Park that offered a retreat from the traffic that pounded the main thoroughfare.

Nine Curves Bridge, Shuangxi Park, Shilin, Taipei
Nine Curves Bridge, Shuangxi Park, Shilin

I crossed Nine Curves Bridge in the centre of the park and spotted a great white heron stalking prey.

Great white heron, Shuangxi Park, Shilin, Taipei
Great white heron, Shuangxi Park, Shilin

In Shilin, parks lined the river and forest covered mountains lay behind the district. What a pity I discovered this area on my last day in Taipei.