2020年10月11日 星期日

Roaming Around Xinpi Township 新埤鄉一日遊

Xinpi is between Fangliao Township and Chaojhou Municipality.  It's divided in half by the Linbian River.  The western side of the river is more developed, with the largest settlement being Xinpi Village.  The eastern half is more mountainous, and thus more scenic. 新埤位於枋寮鄉潮州鎮中間.  林邊溪新埤鄉切成兩半.  林邊溪以西較發展, 新埤村是人口最多的村落.  林邊溪以東主要是山區, 風景比較美.

During the Ching Dynasty, Xinpi and Jiadong townships were one of the Hakka "Six Duei" settlements.  At that time they were known as the "Left Duei." 清朝的時候, 新埤佳冬是客家人六堆的一部分.  當時的新埤佳冬是為左堆.

According to the last census, there are 9,611 people living in Xinpi. 上次的人口統計顯示, 新埤的人口是9,611人.


Xinpi, by the way, doesn't have any tourist attractions.  There are some touristy restaurants along Highway 1, but that's about it. 新埤沒有什麼景點.  它在台1線上有些餐廳, 但沒有觀光設施.

The above picture was taken near the southeast corner of Xinpi, on a bridge which spans the Linbian River. 上面的照片是在新埤的東南部拍的, 在林邊溪的橋上.


This is Longtan Temple.  The lake is tiny.  It's just outside the village of Xiangtan. 這是龍潭寺.  這個湖很小, 位於餉潭村外.


This is also near the Linbian River. 這也是靠近林邊溪.


This unfinished temple is on the other side of Xiangtan.這所沒完成的廟在餉潭村的另外一邊.


More pineapples, northeast of that temple. 廟的東北邊的鳳梨.


Near the northeast corner of Xinpi.  On the other side of the river is Laiyi Township. 在新埤的東北部.  溪的另一邊是來義鄉.


The Linbian River again, but further west.  This river has two forks, both of which pass through Xinpi. 這也是林邊溪, 比較西邊的一段.  林邊溪有兩條支流, 這兩條支流經過新埤鄉.


Dragonfruit orchard east of Xinpi Village. 新埤村東部的紅龍果園.


Same spot, looking in the other direction. 同一個地點的另外一邊.


No, it's not Rocky.  This local athlete inhabits Xinpi's Recreational Park.  It's a surprisingly big, surprisingly nice place. 那位先生不是你想的Rocky.  他住在新埤鄉綜合休閒公園.  這個公園出乎意料地又大又漂亮.


There are many betel nut farms nearby. 附近有很多檳榔田.


And this is Xinpi Village, on Highway 1.  It has its own PX Mart AND its own 7-11.  Life is good in Xinpi Village. 這是台1線上的新埤村新埤村全聯又有7-11新埤村民的生活過得非常好!


North of Xinpi Village is Da Tie ("Ironwork") Village.  Not sure if this temple is unfinished or abandoned. 新埤往北走會到打鐵村.  這所空空的廟就在那裏.


Da Tie Village seems to have its share of local history.  打鐵應該有一段特別的歷史.


On the opposite side of the township from Da Tie is this reservoir, which now stands empty.  Across from it is the "Big Chaojhou Groundwater Lake Replenishment Monitoring Center," likewise empty. 新埤鄉的另外一邊有這個沒水的水庫.  水庫對面有 "大潮州地下水補注湖監空中心."


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