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Graveyards in the Woods

Graveyards

Hiking is special in Taiwan and around Taipei. You commonly and conveniently walk on pavedways with built stairs.

But if you leave these artificial paths, you end up in some very interesting places.

Graveyards 🪦 take up a lot of space. In Europe, they are placed in city centers around churches ⛪. In Taiwan, they are in the woods…

Designed as little temples and arranged very chaotic, they give a quick glimpse, of how Asian people are handling their loved ones.

One thing, that is very different: They can send required stuff to their deceased people by burning whatever they need as a paper sculpture. Hence, you can buy mobile phones, cars, sweets, and especially paper money to burn in a dedicated chimney at the temple.