2015年4月6日 星期一

10 Great Places on the East Coast 東海岸很棒的地方

There are of course more than 10 "great places" on the east coast of Taiwan, but these were the first ten that popped into my head.  Those looking for a (somewhat) deeper analysis of certain areas will find links to previous posts below.   當然台灣東海岸"很棒的地點"不只十個, 可是這十個地點是最先出現在我腦海的.  對於那些在找比較深入討論介紹這些地點的讀者,可以看以下相關文章.


1. Jin Luen Hot Springs 金崙溫泉

This is the most peaceful hot spring area I know of.  Most tourists pass it by on their way to Taitung City, and I've never seen a single tour bus stop there.  If you want impressive hot springs go to Jer Ben, further north, but if you want a quiet place to relax go to Jin Luen.   我覺得這是最悠閒的溫泉區.  大多數往台東市的觀光客只會經過這邊.  我還沒在這裡看過遊覽車.  如果想要去外觀漂亮的溫泉應該去比較北邊的知本, 可是如果是要比較平靜的溫泉經驗應該去金崙.


2. The National Museum of Prehistory 國立史前博物館

As Taiwanese museums go, I would rank this one second after the National Palace Museum.  It is located in Taitung City, not far from the airport.  Many of the exhibits focus on Taiwanese archaeology, and there is a nice park behind it.   以台灣的博物館來說, 我覺得這是繼故宮之後排名第二的博物館.  它位於台東市, 靠近台東機場.  很多展覽品介紹台灣考古學.  博物館後面還有一個漂亮的公園.


3. Beaches in the East Coast National Scenic Area 東海岸風景區的海灘

I could tell you about my favorite beach in the East Coast National Scenic Area, but then I'd have to kill you.  There are a lot of great beaches between Shan Yuan in Taitung and areas just south of Hualien City.  Most of these beaches put that minuscule beach in Kenting to shame.  我可以告訴你我最喜歡的東海岸風景區裡的哪個海灘, 但那之後就需要把你滅口了.  在杉原跟花蓮市南邊中間有很多很棒的海灘.  大部分的海灘比墾丁小小的海灘好很多.


4. Hai Duan Township 海端鄉

This is the area surrounding the south entrance to Jade Mountain National Park.  The scenery here is outstanding, though it isn't easy to get to.  There are a few hot springs on the way up, and a nice trail near the Tian Loong Hotel.  This road is often washed out after typhoons, so be sure to check ahead of time.  這裡靠近玉山國家公園南入口.  這附近的風景很棒, 可是這裡不方便到達.  上山的路上有些溫泉.  天龍飯店也有個很不錯的步道.  只是這裡的道路常被颱風破壞, 所以要去之前要先確認路況.


5. Ruei Suei Hot Springs/Ranch 瑞穗溫泉跟瑞穗牧場

Compared to Hai Duan, this area is quite easy to get to.  The Ruei Suei Ranch is south of the Ruei Suei Train Station.  There's no entrance fee, and it's a nice place to sit and have coffee.  The Ruei Suei Hot Springs are behind the train station, and some of them - although impressive - are practically abandoned on weekdays.   跟海端鄉比起來, 瑞穗牧場比較方便到達.  瑞穗牧場在瑞穗火車站南邊.  它不用門票, 也是個適合喝咖啡的地方.  而瑞穗溫泉區在火車站後面.  有的溫泉很棒, 可是星期一至四客人不多.


6. Sixty Stone Mountain 六十石山

This is the mountain in Hualien that was in all the commercials not long ago.  The "peak" offers an amazing view of the surrounding countryside, and when the daylilies are blooming it's very pretty.  Avoid this place on weekends or major holidays.   沒多久前這座山出現在很多廣告裡面.  從最上面可以看到花東縱谷國家風景區的風景,金針花開的時候很漂亮.  但是周末和節日的時候不要去.


7. Taroko Gorge National Park 太魯閣國家公園

The lame thing about Taroko Gorge is that the weather isn't usually very good.  It is of course a gorge, and this gorge tends to trap the rain inside the park.  This said, it's a great place to explore when the sun is shining.  It can be super touristy at times, but this is to be expected.  太魯閣的缺點就是天氣很差.  當然因為太魯閣是個峽谷, 所以雲雨都滯留在裡面.  但是除了這件事之外,  太魯閣在晴天時是一個適合散步的地方.  而且在那麼有名的景點通常觀光客很多.


8. Shr Ti Ping Port/Scenic Area 石梯坪漁港跟石梯坪遊憩風景區

This is an area famous for whale watching in south Hualien.  There is a good seafood restaurant in the port, and the scenic area is just up the hill from there.  Erosion has created "wells" in the rocks along the coast, and the view in any direction is stunning.  這個地區最有名的活動是賞鯨.  漁港裡有一家很好吃的海鮮餐廳, 遊憩風景區也在港口旁的小坡上.  海浪的侵蝕作用在石頭上造了許多的"井".  這裡的風景無論從哪個方向看都美不勝收.



9. Dong Shan River Park冬山河親水公園

This park is in Yilan City, and there is a place inside for kids to play with water.  You can also take boats up and down the adjoining river, and there is an interesting "Craft Center" on the other side of the river.  If you're lucky the sun will be out when you're there.  這個公園在宜蘭市.  它也有給小朋友玩水的部分.  也可以從這裡坐船去河的另外一邊的傳統藝術中心.  你運氣好的話,太陽會露臉 .


10. Tai Ping Mountain 太平山森林遊樂區

This is still my favorite single mountain in Taiwan, if not my favorite mountain area.  There is a train that goes up near the top, and the whole place feels very mysterious and remote.  It's not far from Yilan City by car.  太平山是我在台灣最喜歡的一座山, 可是它不是我最喜歡的森林遊樂區.  那裡有小火車上山, 整個地方充滿了神秘感也很空曠.  離宜蘭市也很近.

Related Entries 相關的文章:

Far Glory Amusement Park 遠雄海洋公園
East Coast National Scenic Area Visitor's Center and the Amei Tribe Cultural Center 東部海岸國家風景管理處跟阿美族民俗中心
Three Fairies Bridge 三仙台
Around Hualien 在花蓮
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Water Running Up 水往上流
Hualien County, Fu Li Township 花蓮縣富里鄉
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Hot Springs in Taitung County
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