德國明星挑戰全台最驚險懸崖步道 | The most thrilling skywalk in Taiwan

【看英文中國郵報學英文】豐濱天空步道位於花蓮豐濱鄉新磯隧道旁,號稱「全台最驚險天空步道」是近兩年來花蓮地區網路討論度最高,最熱門的IG打卡景點。 

A short 150-meter stroll at the bare edge of Hualien’s coastline, Fengbin Skywalk has become the most recent addition to eastern Taiwan’s long list of panoramic spots. 

德國演員挑戰全台最驚險的懸崖步道 | The most thrilling skywalk in Taiwan(蘇曉凡攝)
德國演員挑戰全台最驚險的懸崖步道 | The most thrilling skywalk in Taiwan(蘇曉凡攝)

這條長約150公尺,緊挨著懸崖峭壁所建造的天空步道,共分為2段,前半段是原有古道,透過水泥加固、拓寬。後半段最狹窄的垂直懸空懸崖,則以鋼骨和強化玻璃搭建打造約30公尺的透明玻璃步道,走在距海平面落差高達50多公尺的透明步道如同站在海面上觀看無敵海景,腳下就是垂直陡峭的斷崖與海浪拍打山壁的太平洋,就算自認為沒有懼高症的人,走在這段狹窄又險峻的透明玻璃步道上,都不免會有膽顫心驚的刺激感。 

The skywalk is split into two parts. The first half of the walk is an ancient trail strengthened and widened by cement. Yet, the second half is even more impressive featuring a 30-meter long tempered glass-bottomed section. Below, the crashing waves 50-meters underneath the footpath are a reminder of just how powerful this pristine ocean actually is.

德國演員挑戰全台最驚險的懸崖步道 | The most thrilling skywalk in Taiwan(蘇曉凡攝)
德國演員挑戰全台最驚險的懸崖步道 | The most thrilling skywalk in Taiwan(蘇曉凡攝)

這條沿著懸崖峭壁所興建的步道,是早年阿美族、葛瑪蘭族、撒奇萊雅族人往來的唯一通道,也因為此沿著懸崖峭壁所建造的古道相當險峻,據說當時經常有居民帶著小孩走過這古道,驚險過崖後,才驚覺孩子卻已掉下懸崖不見蹤影,因此稱這路段「親不知子斷崖古道」。 

The walk was built following the mountain cliff and was the only path for Taiwan indigenous tribes Amis, Kavalan and Sakizaya to reach outside. Because the cliff is so steep, legend has it that the location’s another name “Qinbuzhizi” (親不知子斷崖), literally “cliff of the unaware child,” originates from an unfortunate story of two local farmers who lost their son after he fell into the sea below. 

德國演員挑戰全台最驚險的懸崖步道 | The most thrilling skywalk in Taiwan (Discover Taiwan)
德國演員挑戰全台最驚險的懸崖步道 | The most thrilling skywalk in Taiwan (Discover Taiwan)

日治時期後,台灣東部地區的台11線公路完工,串連新社部落與磯崎部落的新磯隧道也正式貫通,這條令當地居民畏懼卻又重要的「親不知子斷崖古道」,也在1971年功成身退。直到2017年七月重新修復對外開放「豐濱天空步道」,成為花東地區近兩年最熱門的觀光景點。 

Ever since the Provincial Highway 11 in eastern Taiwan, also known as Hualien-Taitung Coastal Highway, was built, along with Xinji Tunnel which deep within the mountain to connect Xinshe and Jiqi tribes, the used important yet scary “Qinbuzhizi” path began to wane and was closed on 1971. Not until July 2017, the Fengbin Skywalk had finally been renovated and opened to the public, and the unbelievable scenes through Taiwan’s first and only skywalk is a resounding must. 

走在步道的前端,放眼望去即是一望無際的湛藍太平洋,偶爾還可見跳躍出海面的海豚以及載浮載游的大海龜,遼闊的景致令人心曠神怡。若是膽子大不懼高的遊客,不妨往懸崖下方看,在步道轉彎處的峭壁一隅,可以看到一個相傳為「海盜洞」的海蝕岩洞。 

Once reaching the path after a short five-minute walk from the parking lot, the 180˚ view may feel overwhelming to some, glancing out to an otherwise infinite expanse of azalea blue, pacific water. At a certain point on the trail, there’s a sizable cave where the mountain meets the sea, called “Pirate Cave” (海盜洞). 

德國演員挑戰全台最驚險的懸崖步道 | The most thrilling skywalk in Taiwan(蘇曉凡攝)
德國演員挑戰全台最驚險的懸崖步道 | The most thrilling skywalk in Taiwan(蘇曉凡攝)

據說,大航海時代荷蘭人據台時,遇到颱風躲在這洞穴避風雨,離開時還在這洞穴裡藏了許多黃金與寶藏,許多以訛傳訛的傳說,因此這洞穴被稱為「海盜洞」。 

It is said that long ago when the Dutch and Portuguese roamed the seas, a group of Dutchmen hid in the cave, fleeing the winds and tides of an incoming typhoon. When they happened to be spotted by the locals, they were believed to be pirates. 

資訊: 花蓮縣豐濱鄉台11線新豐隧道南端入口旁1141.5k) 。 電話:(03)879-1350(豐濱鄉公所) 開放時間:09:0017:00, 門票:40元/人,遊覽車150元/小客車50元/機車20  

How to get there? 

Address: 977, Hualien County, Fengbin Township, Hualien-Taitung Coastal Highway. (Right next to the southern entrance to Xinfeng Tunnel (新豐隧道) on the highway.) Phone: (03) 879-1350 (Fengbin Township Office) Open hours: from 9 a.m.to 5 p.m. 

Ticket: NT$40 per person; NT$150 per tour bus; NT$50 per car; NT$20 per motorcycle. 

德國演員挑戰全台最驚險的懸崖步道 | The most thrilling skywalk in Taiwan (Discover Taiwan)
德國演員挑戰全台最驚險的懸崖步道 | The most thrilling skywalk in Taiwan (Discover Taiwan)