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Old Lin Department Store Tainan

Hayashi Hyakkaten, commonly called the Lin Department Store (林百貨), is a Japanese era department store that first opened in 1932. Taiwan’s second department store (the first was Kikumoto Department Store in Taipei), re-opened in June this...
by The Taiwan Photographer on Nov 14, 2014

Tainan’s Old Lin Department Store (林百貨)

I was fortunate to get a sneak preview of Hayashi Hyakkaten, commonly called Lin Department Store (林百貨), a Japanese era department store which, sadly, saw very little commerce since its heydey in the 1930′s. Shortly after opening in 1932,...
by The Taiwan Photographer on Jan 16, 2013

Neng Gao Historic Trail – 能高越嶺古道

The Neng Gao Historic Trail 能高越嶺古道, like so many of Taiwan’s Historic trails, was originally built by the Japanese to help control and subdue the aboriginal tribes that lived in that area.  After some time, the occupying Japanese b...
by Hiking Taiwan on Apr 7, 2010


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