(30) Huadong Valley(花東縱谷)
1. Duoliang station(多良火車站)
Taimali Township, Taitung County(台東縣太麻里鄉)
The station on uphill with nice ocean view. You could enjoy so called southeast coast view in this place. It’s one of well known Taitung East Coastline tourist spots. About 15 min from the highway.
Technically, It’s not a railway station now because it has a role as an observation deck. It would be a likely reason called the most beautiful railway station, as its name suggests. There were just few times of runs for tourists at the time, fortunately I took the good clip.
This former railway is located in Taimali township. Do you remember my posts about Taiwan Indigenous Culture Park? There were many suspension bridges quite unique pattern carved. I took the pictures about the bridge with the pattern of snakes and narrow jars. That’s based on the Chalami (Calavi) heritage.
Yes, as you already could seize, the Taimali Township is one of very well known Calavi indigenous cummunities for many people. There were symbolic signs in there.
Lastly, It’s pretty much small. Besides, no good in accessibility. Because I was on the way to go Taipei, so just stopped by for a while, very simply. Considering that, it’s nice for me. If you have a time, probably it might be fine.
2. Sugar Pineapple(釋迦)
Taiwanese Sugar Pineapple. Roughly speaking, There are two kinds of that in Taiwan. This is the one more popular and sweeter than the other type. Plus, It’s one of Taitung specialties. You should try it.
3. Downtown Taitung(台東市區)
• Sucha typical and hearty Taiwanese comfort food. It’s slightly close to the one of versions with a good coast line twist.
Made with braised Chinese Anchovies, chopped fried Sakura Shrimp and sticky Tuna Sauce rather than (braised) pork and lard with scallion.
• Sort of local creative market. But It’s one of ways to bring up Urban Regeneration practically. That renovated ruins was an achievement of Japanese Occupation. By a way of archive showing, the exhibition was a pretty much small but content. Besides there were nice local artworks based on iconic landmarks of Taitung such as hot air bulloons, impressive.