"Downtown" Tai Ma Li is about 30 minutes south of Taitung City. The most famous tourist attraction in that area is Jin Jen Mountain, which is west of downtown. 太麻里市區在台東市以南開車三十分鐘的距離. 那裏最有名的景點是太麻里市區西邊的金針山.
This is the view from about halfway up Jin Jen Mountain. It was taken at about eight in the morning. 這是金針山半山腰的風景. 這是早上八點的景色.
Daylily field near the top. I guess since "Jin Jen" means "daylily" you could also call it "Daylily Mountain," but I've never heard anyone call it that. The flower season is long gone, and these were the only daylilies I saw there. 山頂附近的金針花園. 我覺得這座山的英文名字也可以叫Daylily Mountain, 只是我沒有聽說過這個用法. 金針花季已經過了, 我看到的花只有這些.
View from the top, looking north toward Taitung City. 從山頂往台東市看的風景 .
These signs make it seem like there's a lot of stuff in this area, but most of it's pretty small and all of it's pretty similar. The most important attraction is probably the "Flowers Route" at the top left. Coffee and tea are other local attractions. 看路邊的指示牌會覺得附近的景點很多, 可是多數的景點都很雷同也不大. 最重要的大概是左上角的賞花路線. 附近可以品茶和喝咖啡的地方很多.
We had coffee and toast here. The view from the other side was good. 我們在這裡喝咖啡和吃吐司. 另外一邊的風景很不錯.
View toward the Tai Ma Li River, which is at the bottom the valley. 往縱谷下看太麻里溪的風景.
Same view, just a little further down the mountain. A place near here sells fried daylily flowers. I tried them once in Hualien. Didn't need to try them a second time. 同樣的地點, 只是下坡一點點. 路邊有攤子賣炸金針花. 我曾經在花蓮吃過. 我不想再吃一次.
As you can probably tell from the picture, the local government isn't too worried about erosion in this area. A lot of the land near the road has been cleared to make way for farms, hostels or coffee shops. 從照片看的出來, 當地政府不是很在意土石流的問題. 路邊的土地充滿了農田, 民宿跟咖啡館.
I get the feeling that the tea shops/plantations around here are struggling. Most people, including myself, prefer coffee now. 我想茶葉商行的生意比較差. 現在大部分的人比較喜歡喝咖啡.
Halfway down the mountain again, looking at the Tai Ma Li River. That bridge to the left is Highway 9, leading south toward Jin Luen and Da Wu. 在半山腰往太麻里溪看. 左邊的橋就是往金崙和大武的台9線.
Same place. 同一個地點.
"Downtown" Tai Ma Li. As you can tell, there's not much going on here. I have yet to find a restaurant in this area that I really like, though the Taiwan Cow Beef Noodles restaurant isn't bad. 太麻里市區. 這是個平靜的鄉村. 我在這附近還沒找到我很喜歡的餐廳, 但是台灣牛牛肉麵不錯.
In Tai Ma Li's Millennium Light Memorial Park. Awesome name for a park that isn't that awesome. It's very quiet though. 在太麻里的千禧曙光園區. 這名字聽起來很酷可是園區不怎麼樣. 還好那邊很安靜.
A lot of people camp in and around this park on New Year's Eve to see the first sunrise of the new year. Tai Ma Li's "Bikini Beach Run" also starts in this area. 很多人為了看新年的日出來這個園區露營. 太麻里的比基尼沙跑也在這附近開跑.
This nice lady sold me a bottle of roselle flower tea/juice across from the park. I doubt she makes a lot of money, but at least she has a good view of the ocean. 我在公園裡跟這位好小姐買了一瓶洛神花茶 (汁). 在這裡應該沒辦法賺大錢. 還好她有美麗的海景可以看.
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