Li Yu Mountain is in the middle of Taitung City. I walked around up there last weekend, and these are the pictures I took.
This pagoda is for dead people. Tourists get their hopes up when they see it, but no, you can't go up to the top.
The green building is the new Gaya Hotel.
The building with the red roof is the old stadium. The green space around it is where Taitung University used to be. It's since moved south to Jer Ben 知本.
This mountain was a military base long ago. There are still many tunnels leading into the mountain, but the government has blocked them all up.
That's Dulan Mountain 都蘭山 in the background.
Nanjing Road 南京路. The smaller hill in the distance is Monkey Mountain 猴子山. It's still a military base, so civilians aren't allowed up there.
The pagoda from above. The Pacific Ocean in the distance.
Still higher up, but also looking toward Dulan Mountain.
On the other side of the mountain, looking southwest. The valley in the background to the left is where the Jer Ben Hot Springs are.
Still looking toward Jer Ben. The swath of green in the middle is the Tai Ping River 太平溪.
Looking north again, from the other side of the pagoda.
South. The bigger building with the red roof in the foreground is the school where I am now typing this.
Looking southeast, toward the Pacific. The big building in the middle is Mackay Hospital 馬偕醫院. You can see my school's athletic field next to it.
Looking toward the mouth of the Taiping River. The clouds were coming in fast and we had to go!
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