|The northern parking entrance|
|We began our hike here|
Before we knew it we were face to face with some friendly, and also not so friendly, mountain Macaques.
|This little guy was chilling waiting for |
some orange from a fellow hiker.
We were strangely fascinated to see some gym equipment occupying some shaded leaf littered areas of the trails.
|Jeff couldn't resist|
The board walks took us to numerous caves, view points and banyan trees. The vegetation changed from coarse and dry to soft and lush throughout the hike. We ended up walking the entire route that day. In part because we had lots of energy, and in part because we got a little lost. Regardless, the hike was enjoyable and entertaining.
|A view of the eastern side of the Kaohsiung|
|And the view of the east|
During the last 15 minutes of the descent to the temple, a few minutes north of where we began our hike and parked the car, we stumbled across a troop of monkeys making their way up the stairway. The numerous amount of placid monkeys at the bottom can be attributed to the temple and large amount of visitors feeding them. Definitely the place to go if you want the monkeys without the hike.
|Hanging out on a side trail|
|Can you see the monkey in the background?|