蘇花改:南澳鄉旁的秘境太平山|The hidden gem beside Suhua Highway — Taipingshan National Forest Recreation Area

太平山得見晴懷古步道最有名的拍照景點絕對是雜草叢生的小鐵道。|The best place to take photos at the Taipingshan Jianqing Huaigu Trail is most definitely the old moss-covered railway tracks.(圖/IG: wynnchang)

【看英文中國郵報學英文】蘇花公路經過九年的修建過程,於今年一月初正式通車。台九線將會經過宜蘭最大城鎮「南澳」。然而,許多人不知道緊鄰的大同鄉,懷著必玩旅遊景點太平山國家森林遊樂區。這裡有雪景、溫泉、瀑布和森林等,是個再適合不過的放鬆秘境。Discover Taiwan帶領各位在這個自然遊樂區,一起欣賞望洋山的曙光、翠峰湖的銀河,和踏上見晴懷古步道,一起進入通往過去的時光隧道。

After nine years of reconstruction, the Suhua Highway opened to the public as of early January. The highway will pass through one of the largest towns in Yilan County, Nan’ao Township. However, not many people realize the nearby Datong Township is home to a hidden gem — Taipingshan National Forest Recreation Area.

From snowy scenes, hot springs, waterfalls to forests, every season brings about a new feature to the picturesque mountain view. In this season, Discover Taiwan brings you along to see the sunrise of Wangyangshan, admire the Milky Way above Cueifong Lake, and walk along the path of Jianqing Huaigu Trail.

望洋山的絕佳地點,可以同時眺望蘭陽平原,還能吹著海風欣賞太平洋上的龜山島。|With a view of both the land and sea, one can stand atop Wangyangshan and overlook the Yilan Plain as well as the Pacific Ocean. (圖/IG: sjy_1117)

在望洋山上迎接新的一天 |A new day on Wangyangshan

有山有海,望洋山的絕佳地點,可以同時眺望蘭陽平原,還能吹著海風欣賞太平洋上的龜山島。可望在此迎接曙光的你,必須在清晨時分,天氣好的情況下,踏上望洋山步道,行走約莫一公里的路線抵達觀日亭。此地便是觀賞旭日緩緩升起的絕佳景點。在此,望著翠峰湖,看著曙光漸漸從海平線上升起,是最佳忘憂及迎接新的一日的完美據點。

With views of both the land and sea, one can stand atop Wangyangshan and overlook the Yilan Plain as well as the Pacific Ocean. To see the sunrise on Wangyangshan, visitors will need to get up at the crack of dawn and hike the Wangyanshan trail for about 1 kilometer to get to the “Sunrise Pavilion”. There, one can witness the sun slowly rise over the horizon and embrace the new day from the mountaintop.

在此,望著翠峰湖,看著曙光漸漸從海平線上升起,是最佳忘憂及迎接新的一日的完美據點。| Here, one can witness the sun slowly rise over the horizon and embrace the new day from the mountaintop.(圖/林務局羅東林管處)

翠峰湖星空銀河 |Milky Way on Cueifong Lake

無雲的夜晚,整條銀河將會浮現在眼前,是個極為難得的體驗。|On clear nights, the Milky Way lights up the sky making it a truly unforgettable experience.
(圖/林務局羅東林管處)

位於太平山和大元山之間,海拔1840公尺的它,是全台最大的高山湖泊。晚間天氣良好的情況下,翠峰湖的銀河畫破天際。想親眼目睹這夢幻的自然景觀,必須先經翠峰湖的環山步道,在四周為高大紅檜林包圍小徑上,至800公尺處,抵達展示站。在此,木製階梯帶領著至雙層觀湖台。無雲的夜晚,整條銀河將會浮現在眼前,是個極為難得的體驗。

Situated between Taipingshan and Dayuanshan at 1,840 meters above sea level, Cueifong Lake is the biggest alpine lake in Taiwan. In the evening under good weather conditions, visitors may see the Milky Way in the night sky.

To witness this magical phenomenon, one can take a leisure walk on the Cueifong Lake mountain trail surrounded by tall oaks and hike to the viewing platform at the 800-meter point. Here, a wooden ladder leads to a double-decked area overlooking the lake. On clear nights, the Milky Way lights up the sky making it a truly unforgettable experience.

太平山2020第一季觀星活動資訊|Information: Taipingshan 2020 first star-gazing event 

活動報名方式為住宿太平山國家森林遊樂區的遊客,住宿當日於櫃台現場登記,限額30名,每人報名費100元。時間原則為19:30-20:30,由專業的老師帶領遊客進行室內課程及室外活動。

How to apply: visitors staying in the Taipingshan National Forest Recreation Area can apply at the front desk. The event is limited to 30 people, with a NT$100 fee per person. 

Time: 19:30-20:30 (the event will be led by a certified guide for indoor classes and outdoor activities)

活動場次、日期及活動地點,如下:

Event dates and times:

1月27日(星期一)19:30-20:30

Jan. 27 (Mon.) 19:30-20:30

2月08日(星期六)19:30-20:30

Feb. 8th (Sat.) 19:30-20:30 

2月09日(星期日)19:30-20:30 

Feb. 9th (Sun.) 19:30-20:30

3月07日(星期六)19:30-20:30

Mar. 7th (Sat.) 19:30-20:30

通往過去的見晴懷古步道| A road to the past: Jianqing Huaigu Trail

太平山得見晴懷古步道最有名的拍照景點絕對是雜草叢生的小鐵道。|The best place to take photos at the Taipingshan Jianqing Huaigu Trail is most definitely the old moss-covered railway tracks.(圖/IG: wynnchang)

太平山得見晴懷古步道最有名的拍照景點絕對是雜草叢生的小鐵道。原為運財用的途徑,受盡風災摧殘的它,道路僅剩不到一公里可行走。然而,漫步於此地,將會立刻感受到樹林的幽靜,沿著小鐵道行走,穿梭在樹林間,彷彿可以聽見過去的歲月。這裡還有個橫跨山谷的小吊橋,在霧較濃厚的日子向前走,朦朧的背影彷彿身在夢境中,是絕佳的拍照點。

The best place to take photos at the Taipingshan Jianqing Huaigu Trail is most definitely the old moss-covered railway tracks. Originally used for transporting wood, the tracks have since been retired and is left with about 1 kilometer of railroad available for walking on. As soon as you step onto the tracks, you can immediately feel the serenity of the forest coming over you. By following the path, you can immerse yourself into nature and get a glimpse into the past. There is also a small drawbridge that hangs between a valley which makes for the best photo when the fog is thick, providing a dreamlike quality to the picture.

漫步於此地,將會立刻感受到樹林的幽靜,沿著小鐵道行走,穿梭在樹林間,彷彿可以聽見過去的歲月。|By following the path, you can immerse yourself into nature and get a glimpse into the past. (圖/IG: wynnchang)

太平山資訊|Taipingshan Information

太平山國家森林遊樂區:267台灣宜蘭縣大同鄉太平巷58號之一

Taipingshan National Forest Recreational Area: No. 58-1, Taiping Ln., Datong Township, Yilan County 267, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

開放時間:例假日4:00 am~8:00 pm 非假日 6:00 am~8:00 pm

Opening Hours:

Weekdays: 6:00 am-8:00 pm

Weekends: 4:00 am-8:00 pm