2020年4月17日 星期五

"Jinfeng" to Jinluen "金峰" 到金崙

I put "Jinfeng" in quotation marks because Jinfeng Township is everything west of Taimali Township.  What I'm discussing in this entry is the part of Jinfeng all the signs lead you to. 我在這文章裡討論的 "金峰" 是太麻里市區路標所指的 "金峰."  其實太麻里鄉的西邊都是金峰鄉.



At the end of highway 64 you'll find a bridge over the Taimali River.  There's also a road leading to what used to be the Jinfeng Hot Springs.* 東64的終點有一座橫跨太麻里溪的橋.  還有一條通往以前的金峰溫泉小路.





You'll need to pay a fee to enjoy most of the tourist sites in this area.  This park, for instance, and the "sky trail" further down the river.  In my opinion it would be better to make all of these places free, charge for parking, and encourage local businesses to set up shop nearby. 這個地區的景點都需要門票.  例如這座溫泉公園及附近的天空步道.  我認為免費開放這些景點, 然後要求遊客付停車費, 並鼓勵當地居民在景點附近做生意比較好.**


This is further down the river.  The "sky trail" is on the left.  The trail leads back to the village on the other side of the green bridge. 溪流的另一邊.  天空步道在左邊.  步道連接到綠色的橋及對岸的農村.


Hey look, it's a jeep!  And how fast was this guy driving?  Pretty fast, I think. 你看!  有吉普車!  那位駕駛得開多快呢?  我想很快.


This is still further down, not far from Taimali.  Highway 9 is across the river to the left.  Beyond that is the Pacific. 順著河流往下走, 這是離太麻里不遠的那一段.  左手邊有台9線.  背景則是太平洋.


Not far south of there is the village of Jinluen.  Jinluen has its own hot spring area, though many of the hot springs have been temporarily closed due to the coronavirus. 往南就是金崙村.  金崙也有溫泉區, 可是因為病毒的關係, 很多溫泉暫停營業.


The most famous thing there is probably this bridge. 金崙村最有名的大概是這座橋.


Saint Joseph Church is closer to Highway 9.  In my opinion this is one of the most interesting buildings in Taitung County.  It's a fascinating mix of Catholic iconography and aboriginal culture.聖約瑟夫教堂離台9線比較近.  我認為這棟建築是全縣最有特色的建築之一.  這棟建築融合了天主教和原住民文化.


Not only is Jesus clad in tribal dress, but that's a hundred pace snake beneath his feet.  The carvings throughout the building are also interesting. 不只是基督穿著原住民傳統服飾, 還有百步蛇在他腳下.  教堂裡的雕刻也很有趣.


The church isn't far from the Jinluen Train Station.  You can see the new overpass in the background. 教堂離金崙車站很近.  可以看到新的快速道路就在它的後方.


It's a weird place to walk around.  There's a small local market in front of the train station, and the place is crawling with cats. 在這裡散步很好玩.  車站前有小市集, 到處都可以看到貓.



North of Jinluen and east of Highway 9 is the Old Shiang Lan Archaeological Site.  Is it interesting?  Nope.  But it's not far from the highway! 金崙北邊, 台9線東邊有舊香蘭考古遺址.  這裡有趣嗎?  不, 可是它很靠近台9線.


This is the view from the archaeological site.  That's Shiang Lan Village in the background. 遺址面對的風景.  背景的小鄉村就是香蘭村.

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*They've been closed for years, but there is a waterfall up there.  I haven't been yet, but I've heard it's pretty.

**This will probably annoy some tourists more than others.  For my part it reminded me a little too much of Pingtung back in the day.  Government builds a bridge for public use, some guy sets up a booth in front of it and starts charging an entrance fee.  This used to happen a lot.

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