Yuli is a town and a municipality. It's on Highway 9, in Hualien County, about halfway between Taitung City and Hualien City. 玉里市區在玉里鎮. 它位於台九線上, 臺東市與花蓮市中間.
As far as I know, the only famous thing there is the "Yuli noodles." I've had them at two different restaurants, and I didn't really like them. 就我所知, 玉里最有名的東西好像是玉里麵. 我在兩家餐廳吃過玉里麵, .我不怎麼喜歡.
It was very hot when I was there. I walked around, hoping to find something interesting. I didn't have any luck. 我在那邊的時候天氣很熱. 我在街道上走了一會兒, 想找些有趣的事物. 但我的運氣不怎麼好.
The picture above is their local market. There were some stalls in the market serving food that looked good, but it was so hot that I'd lost my appetite. 上面的照片是那裡的菜市場. 那邊有的攤子賣的食物看起來很好吃, 可是天氣太熱, 我沒有胃口.
Along the way I picked up a tourist brochure. Not very enlightening. "Yuli was originally called Pu Shr Ge 璞石閣, and has a history stretching back to 1853..." 我散步的時候隨手拿了一張簡介. 還是搞不清楚玉里哪裡好玩. "玉里鎮在1853年時稱璞石閣."
I made two separate trips around Yuli that day, but couldn't find anything except the market, some restaurants, and a big temple. 我在那裡饒兩大圈, 只經過菜市場, 一些餐廳, 還有一間廟.
I eventually arrived at Highway 9, where it passes through the city. Still nothing. 終於走到台九線經過市區的部分. 還是找不到什麼景點.
And then I found a bike trail. I followed this trail to a very pretty area where people grow rice. The scenery was very beautiful. 然後我看到一條自行車道. 我沿著車道走就進入農民種米的地方. 那邊的風景很漂亮.
But by that point my camera wasn't working. Ah well. I guess you'll just have to imagine it? 可是這時候我的照相機壞掉了. 真是的! 你只好自己想像那邊的風景了.
After taking in the view, and having developed a bad sunburn, I walked back. I felt a little defeated by downtown Yuli. Is there really nothing interesting there? Or was I just looking in the wrong places? 欣賞風景跟被曬傷之後, 我走回玉里市區. 我對玉里市區有點失望. 真的沒什麼有趣的景點? 還是我找錯地方?
Maybe I'll find something cool there another time. I hope so. I don't go to Yuli often, but in a town that big, you think there'd be something worth writing about! 我希望以後在那裡會發現很酷的地方! 我不常去玉里, 只是他們市區那麼大, 應該有其他值得寫的地方!
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