A Short Ride Around Western Taoyuan

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A river running through the Taoyuan countryside somewhere on the outskirts of Xinwu.

Last October, while living in Zhongli, I ventured out into the countryside for a random bicycle ride on Halloween. Like most of my rides I didn’t have a route planned or anything, only a general intention of checking out the obscure Fugang Old Street 富岡老街 about 15 kilometers west of the city. Along the way I followed my intuition (with a little help from Google Maps) and captured photographs of anything interesting and unusual I came across. Featured here are more than two dozens pictures from this ride through parts of , , , and in western .

Fanjiang Ancestral Hall 范姜祖堂

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In front of the main building at Fanjiang Ancestral Hall.

I chanced upon Fanjiang Ancestral Hall 范姜祖堂 while out for a bicycle ride around in late October 2015. That morning I set out from my place in to see more of the countryside and eventually pay a visit to Fugang Old Street 富岡老街 in western . Along the way I made a brief diversion into to see whatever might be found there—and this cluster of historic homes were my reward.