Taiwan Travel Photo Journal – Freakin’ Peacocks

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Wowzers.  This brings new meaning to, “Proud as a peacock”.  I would be too, with a spread this big. 

I love peacocks.  Who doesn’t?  Lucky for me, and countless others, when you visit Sun Moon Lake you can also go and visit the Peacock Gardens.  Better yet, you can do it free of charge!  There are over 200 peacocks and other precious birds in this peacock zoo, which also houses a butterfly exhibit.  Chiang Kai-Shek ordered this mini-zoo built in 1968 to help make the area more beautiful for tourists.  I enjoyed every minute of our time here and gleefully chased the peacocks around until, finally, one of them decided to put on a show for us.

 Albino Peacock

Havin’ a snooze.  Ahhh, such a simple life.

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Post Author: Carrie Kellenberger

I'm a chronically ill Canadian expat who has been living abroad in Asia since 2003. I moved from China to Taiwan in 2006. My husband and I have owned our own business in Taiwan since 2012. In addition to my own work, I've been writing professionally about Asia, travel and health advocacy since 2007, providing regular content to several publishing companies and travel publications in Asia and North America. Follow Carrie on on Twitter @globetrotteri or on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/carriekellenberger/.

4 thoughts on “Taiwan Travel Photo Journal – Freakin’ Peacocks

    Arem

    (February 27, 2007 - 12:30 pm)

    Wow! Impressive. Thanks for sharing.

    -Arem

    ggwfung

    (February 28, 2007 - 11:03 am)

    nature has a curious sense of humour to engineer such creatures. Fascinating!

    The albino one’s been getting a lot of attention (and deservedly so!)

    ah, for the life of a globetrotter.

    ggw

    Lisa Belovely

    (March 28, 2007 - 4:23 pm)

    wowzers it spot on! couldn’t think of a better way to describe that crazy bird. can’t keep your eyes off them. i think i have a peacock picture taken at Beacon Hill Park in Victoria, BC. when i find it i’ll have to post it in your honour.

    Lisa Belovely

    (March 28, 2007 - 4:24 pm)

    wowzers IS spot on. erg. i hate when i don’t catch typos until i’ve already posted the comment.

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