西太平洋珍藏的秘密──台灣淡蘭古道 | Tamsui – Kavalan Trails──Western Pacific’s Best Kept Secret

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台灣是大航海時代版圖上一處重要據點,淡蘭 古道是承載北台灣開發歷史並連接全世界的 文化路徑,由台灣海峽穿越雪山山脈尾稜連 接太平洋,遍及台北市、新北市、基隆市、宜蘭縣四 縣市。

Taiwan was a strategic location during the Age of Discovery. For centuries, the Tamsui – Kavalan Trails (TKT) connecting the Xueshan Range, also known as the Snow Mountain Range, to the Pacific Ocean and the rest of the world, via the Taiwan Strait, has played a crucial part in the development of northern Taiwan. The trade route runs through Taipei, New Taipei, Keelung, and Yilan County.

淡蘭古道是清朝時期北部「淡水廳」至東部「噶瑪 蘭廳」(現今台北到宜蘭)往來的路徑,可分為北路 (官道)、中路(民道)、南路(茶道),各路徑有不同 的歷史意義與特色

During the Qing dynasty, the trail took you from “Tamsui Subprefecture” in the north to “Kavalan Subprefecture” in the east (today’s Taipei and Yilan, respectively). The trails include the Northern trails, Middle trails and Southern trails for the officials, residents, and tea merchants, respectively, highlighting its historical and cultural significance.

循著百年台灣人的腳步-淡蘭百年長距離步道 Find History Through the CenturyOld Trail

淡蘭古道是北台灣最早東西向通行的重要動線命脈,是重新串起歷史與時代的長距離步道,總長約 200 公里,從侏儸紀時代就存在的蕨類活化石「雙扇蕨」,分佈於沿途,成為淡蘭古道的國際識別及指引標誌。淡蘭古道修築方式採環境工法 ( 去水泥化 ),以手作復舊修築古道,就地取材、生態透水融入現地環境,讓湮沒在荒煙蔓草間的山路重現,讓自然古韻的淡蘭古道,繼續說故事。

The Tamsui-Kavalan Trails is the oldest and most important transportation route in northern Taiwan.

The 200-km-long trail connects the eastern and western parts of Taiwan, beyond time and history. Among other highlights, the “coupled dipteris,” a kind of fern fossil dating from the Jurassic, can easily be found along the path.

淡蘭古道是北台灣最早東西向通行的重要動線命脈,是重新串起歷史與時代的長距離步道,總長約200公里,從侏儸紀時代就存在的蕨類活化石「雙扇蕨」,分佈於沿途,成為淡蘭古道的國際識別及指引標誌。淡蘭古道修築方式採環境工法(去水泥化),以手作復舊修築古道,就地取材、生態透水融入現地環境,讓湮沒在荒煙蔓草間的山路重現,讓自然古韻的淡蘭古道,繼續說故事。

It’s a world-famous location for this kind of fossils. In order to bring more visitors to this incredible trail, engineers have adopted an environmentally friendly method that removes the ancient cement and replaces it with local materials that let the water pass through. By transforming the old mountain road that was once hidden in grasses, into a modern trail, the authorities hope to attract more visitors to discover the charm and history of northern Taiwan.