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Tzu Chi University 慈濟大學: A Green and Grey Campus

Jing Si Hall is the most striking site at Tzu Chi University 慈濟大學 in Hualien.

Jing Si Hall is the most striking site at Tzu Chi University 慈濟大學 in Hualien.

I’ve been impressed by the diversity of Taiwan’s campuses.  While they may not be humongous, they are often uniquely designed and filled with interesting architecture or activities even if you aren’t a student.  Tzu Chi University 慈濟大學 in Hualien isn’t your typical campus, as it was founded by the Buddhist humanitarian organization Tzu Chi.  Ergo, you’ll see a lot of Buddhist imagery and a lack of meat.  Though small, it’s a beautiful campus to walk around in.  Check out some photos after the jump.

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Tunghai University 東海大學: Architectural Intrigue and Fresh Ice Cream

The Luce Chapel in Tunghai University 東海大學 is its most famous landmark.

The Luce Chapel in Tunghai University 東海大學 is its most famous landmark.

I always feel a bit strange walking around college campuses.  After being so accustomed to my own universities layout, secret spots, and hang outs, seeing an alternate take is always jarring.  It feels like I shouldn’t be there.  I mean, you can’t just walk around a random high school, right?  If you can get past these feelings, you’ll find that college campuses are often a great place to check out, even if you’re not paying tuition.  Tunghai University 東海大學 in Taichung (also spelled as Donghai) is a sprawling campus with beautiful greenery and even some livestock.  Check out some photos from my visit.

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Taipei National University of the Arts 國立臺北藝術大學: Strolling Through Sculptures

Just a few of the sculptures you'll find at the Taipei National University of the Arts.

Just a few of the sculptures you’ll find at the Taipei National University of the Arts.

If you’re an art aficionado, Taipei has a lot to offer.  There are so many museums, exhibits, galleries, festivals and so forth that it can be overwhelming.  Before they fill galleries, a lot of Taipei-based artists learn their craft at the Taipei National University of the Arts 國立臺北藝術大學 located in Guandu.  Even if you aren’t the biggest art buff, the campus is a nice stroll with plenty to see and do.  Here are some pictures from my visits.

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