If you go halfway up the Southern Cross-Island Highway, to where Taitung County and Pingtung County come together, that's the beginning of Road 199. Road 199 is a little, one-lane road that passes through some very remote areas. 如果你走南橫公路, 南橫公路的中間點也就是屏東縣跟台東縣的交界處, 那裡就是縣道199的起點. 這條路很小, 單線道的路 貫通一些很鄉下的地方.
The picture above was taken a few kilometers from the start of Road 199. There are a few interesting places near here, which I already discussed in the Other Side of Pingtung and Pingdong/Ping Tung County 屏東縣 2 entries. 上面的照片是從縣道199的起點附近拍的. 這附近有些有趣的地點. 這些地點我已經在The Other Side of Pingtung跟Pingdong/Ping Tung County 屏東縣 2那兩篇文章討論過了.
This is Dong Yuan Village. It's halfway between the Mudan Reservoir and the start of Road 199. This picture was taken in Mudan Park, from which you can hike a trail that goes up Chr Mountain. 這是東原村. 它位於牡丹水庫跟縣道199的起點中間. 這張照片是在牡丹公園拍的. 從牡丹公園可走步道上池山.
The mountains in this area aren't as impressive as what you'll find further north, but the weather is usually warmer. There are many other trails through this area, though some are difficult to find. 這附近的景色不如較北邊的景色, 可是這裡天氣比較暖和. 這裡還有很多步道,只是有些步道不好找.
The above picture was taken on the Kao Shr Fo Mountain trail, further south. 上面的照片是在比較南邊的高士佛山拍的.
This was taken on the same trail. 這張也是在同一條步道拍的.
And this is the Mudan Reservoir. It's about half an hour east of Che Cheng in Pingtung. The town around the reservoir seems to be dying, and we couldn't even find a restaurant there. A very quiet place. 這是牡丹水庫. 從屏東縣車城鄉開車到這裡差不多要半個小時. 水庫旁邊的小村很安靜. 我們在那裡也找不到餐廳. 真的沒什麼人!
View of the reservoir from the top of the dam. 水庫上方的風景.
View in the opposite direction. 同一個地方的另外一邊.
When we were here I didn't see a single worker. Maybe they get the weekends off? 我們在這裡的時候連一個工作人員都沒看到. 他們周末不用上班嗎?
Further down Road 199 is the Ss Chong River Hot Spring Area. The town around which the hot springs lie is rather ugly, but some of the hot springs are nice. 縣道199會到四重溪溫泉區. 靠近溫泉的小村很醜, 可是有的溫泉不錯.
The above picture was taken in the Da Shan (Big Mountain) Leisure Farm. I do NOT recommend this hot spring. It might be cheap, but it's really old and most of the pools aren't hot enough. Probably the most uncomfortable hot spring I've ever visited. 上面的照片是在大山農場拍的. 這個溫泉區一定有比較好的溫泉. 大山很便宜, 可是他們舊舊的溫泉不夠熱. 應該是我去過的溫泉中最不舒服的.
A short drive down from the hot spring area is the Mudan Incident Park, and the Mudan Incident Memorial. There is a Wikipedia article about the Mudan Incident here. Neither place is especially scenic, but if you're into history you might give them a look. 離溫泉區不遠就到牡丹事件公園跟牡丹事件紀念碑. 介紹牡丹事件的維基百科報告在這裡. 這個地區不是風景最美的, 可是對歷史有興趣的人應該覺得有趣.
The above picture was taken in Hengchun, one of Taiwan's most historic cities. For more pictures/discussion of Hengchun, refer to Hengchun's "Old City" 恆春古城這個文章. 上面的照片是在古老的恆春市拍的, 恆春的照片跟討論在Hengchun's "Old City" 恆春古城這個文章.
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