It was raining when we arrived at the hotel. The hotel was in a remote area which is isolated from the city and there was any other restaurants nearby. Our choice for super was at the restaurant in the hotel. After having simple fried rice and one dish of vegetable and soup, we went to check the outdoor hot springs' pools. There were two pools under canopies and some pools were under the sky. Some Chinese tourists already enjoyed soaking in the hot springs. Because of the rain, my husband and I decided not to go for it. Our friends soaked in the hot springs and told me that they really did enjoy the hot springs.
|This was the view in front of the hotel. We left a little bit later than the Chinese tourists. So we had a chance to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the place.|
|Since we visited the east coast, we had seen this scenery everyday. I liked the fresh and peaceful feeling.|
|We had traveled 403 km so far from north down to south on the east coast.|
|Picture from Taipei Station|
We stopped at the Daiwu rest area for our second stop, a pee break and also sightseeing. We were at Daniao village in Dawu township which is an aboriginal territory.
A view to the south
|A view to the north which we could see the trace of the highway.|
|A thoughtful design so people won't get wet when it rains.|
|A military tank was displayed at the park to educate the public about the tank and also promote the relationship between the local residents and the military.|
|It is the most well preserved gate in Taiwan with some small repaired. Today, it no longer protects the city but it is a place for locals or visitors to acknowledge its history.|
|The picture is from Ted & Ann|
We walked up to the platform to overview the city.
Taiwan is located on the Pacific Ring of Fire. So there are a lot of natural hot springs or thermal water, and also natural gas around the island. This is a natural gas source near the old gate less than 10 minutes drive but requires a 10 minute walking to this place.
The Henchun Peninsula surrounded by Taiwan Strait on the west coast, Bashi Channel on the south coast, and the Pacific Ocean on the east coast.
Next to the seashell beach is coral reef rocks. It has a splendid marine ecology. It is one of my favorite places. I was surprised what I could find in the coral pits.
|This was another surprised I found there. I did really want to bring it home, but it didn't belong to me. I gave up my idea and let it stay at the place it belonged to.|
|Walking on the coral reef rocks must be cautious and carefully on the wet rocks, but it is really fun to find marine life.|
For the first time visitors, it is the most visited place in this national park. It is famous for its light house which has its significant histories in the19 century. There were two incidents occurred at this place, the Rover Incident in 1867 and the Mudan Incident in 1871. Both were involved with Taiwan aborigine, Americans, and Japanese due to its submerged reefs which caused ships sinking. Therefore, the American government and Japanese government requested the Qing dynasty to constructed a light house for guiding all ships to guide them around the southern tip of Taiwan. For more infomation about the incidents , please visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rover_incident
|This is pandan (screw pine named by English merchant) fruit. It is edible after being processed, otherwise it is poison to human beings.|
|It is the trail head. The trail is covered by trees on the both side.|