Photo of the Day: Scooter waterfall in Taipei

Cascade of scooters on Minquan West Road in Taipei's Datong District

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Waterfall of scooters. (Photo by Instagram user @amariswoo)

Waterfall of scooters. (Photo by Instagram user @amariswoo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Taiwanese-American captured this amazing photo of a tidal wave of scooters cascading down an exit ramp during rush hour in Taipei during her trip to Taiwan in July.

The photographer, Amaris Woo, a 20-year-old student, took the photo on July 30 on Minquan West Road in Taipei's Datong District. Nearly a week later, Woo posted the image on the social media site Reddit with the title "Scooter Waterfall in Taipei," soon garnering 195 upvotes and 50 comments. 

This photo illustrates the fact that more than half of Taiwan's 23 million citizens own a scooter, with 13.66 million scooters in Taiwan in 2016, according to official government data. 

Woo says that though it appears she took the photo in the middle of the street, she was actually standing on a nearby sidewalk.


Scooters stream onto Minquan West Road. (Photo by Instagram user @AmarisWoo)

The following is a Google Street View Map of the exact location where the photo was taken: