Author Topic: 台中行 TAICHUNG [ plus 高雄 KOAHISUNG ]  (Read 62593 times)

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Re: 台中行 TAICHUNG
« Reply #10 on: 15 December 2011, 22:27:05 »
Aowanda is famous in red Maple Leaf and Sakura, but it needs an 2 hours walk to reach the maple forest and it was not an appropriate time to watch Sakura. So I just took a few pictures for something else....

There are a number of different zones / scenery to visit and the only way to get there is by foot. The zones are linked by footpath like that on the forth picture. We walked at least  3- 4 km that afternoon.
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Re: 台中行 TAICHUNG
« Reply #11 on: 15 December 2011, 22:28:35 »
The park is huge but part of them was destroyed by landslide during earthquake.....You can see from the following picture how large the affected area was....

« Last Edit: 19 December 2011, 11:59:31 by hangchoi »
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Re: 台中行 TAICHUNG
« Reply #12 on: 15 December 2011, 22:31:40 »
We were back to Taichung that night and we stayed in a poor hotel with lots of PRC guys. They opened the door all day, yelled in the corridor, etc. We had a noisy night.

The first picture was the view from our hotel room, overseeing the bus terminal (that's why we picked this hotel). The second picture was a sculpture on the street corner.
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Re: 台中行 TAICHUNG
« Reply #13 on: 15 December 2011, 22:34:25 »
The next day, we took an hour and a half ride by bus to Sitou National Park. Another park famous in pine tree, bamboo type forests.
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Re: 台中行 TAICHUNG
« Reply #14 on: 15 December 2011, 22:36:00 »
One of the must-see items there is a tree of 2800 years old.
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Re: 台中行 TAICHUNG
« Reply #15 on: 15 December 2011, 22:37:46 »
This looks like a normal wooden walkway...but in fact it is built at high level....see how high it is....

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Re: 台中行 TAICHUNG
« Reply #16 on: 15 December 2011, 22:40:25 »
You have to walk through a lot of pine forest and bamboo forest in order to see the old tree and other sightseeing spots. The third picture is a house made by bamboo.
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Re: 台中行 TAICHUNG
« Reply #17 on: 15 December 2011, 22:42:45 »
This is called University Pool but I don't know why. When we walked to the pool, we had some companies running around us and on the tree....
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Re: 台中行 TAICHUNG
« Reply #18 on: 15 December 2011, 22:45:29 »
Where more and more tourists went to this park, the people there built a Japanese style village next to the park. It is called Kuma (妖怪村). They put all the weird things there, even the signage......
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Re: 台中行 TAICHUNG
« Reply #19 on: 15 December 2011, 22:49:24 »
Visitor can buy a visitor ticket, which includes the round trip bus ticket to Taichung, the ticket to the park plus a souvenir.....You can write your wish on the souvenir and tie it on the tree.....
「吾心信其可行,則移山倒海之難,終有成功之日。吾心信其不可行,則反掌折枝之易,亦無收效之期也。」