There are several theories on how the Fruitless Grave originated. One is that a Japanese mining technician was assigned to a job in Taiwan during the Japanese occupation period but never returned to marry his fiancé. Upon traveling to Taiwan, she learned that he had passed away from illness and erected this Fruitless Grave for him. The second variation is that a Japanese mining technician fell in love with a Taiwanese woman. He returned home to seek his parents' approval to marry her, but when he returned, he found that she had passed away from illness and so erected the Fruitless Grave. The third version has two Japanese men searching for gold in Shuangxi. Unfortunately, one falls down a valley and dies. His wife learns of this grievous news when she comes to Taiwan in search of her husband. On her way back to Japan with her husband's ashes, she catches a cold and passes away from a broken heart. The locals were moved by the resolve of this Japanese woman and thus erected a stone monument title "Fruitless Grave" at the site of her death in commemoration. The fourth and last version is that a Japanese gold prospector came here in search of riches, but wound up flat broke so he erected this monument and then departed.
Wu, Nian-zhen's film Hill of No Return was shot on the basis of the legend behind the Fruitless Grave.
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Shuinandong Tourist Center (Shancheng Cafeteria)
It was an unused old cafeteria of the Taiwan Power Company located in the Liandong Community Administration Center and is a place that tourists and cars must pass by. Therefore, by imitating the image of the 13 Layers Remains, this tourist center was established after reinforcing the structure of the old cafeteria and renovating its appearance. After its refurbishment, it became the first tourist center in Taiwan that was introduced with cultural & art exhibitions and performances to create added value and differentiation of its tourist services.
Northeast and Yilan Coast National Scenic Area
The Northeast Coast National Scenic Area is located in the northeast corner of Taiwan, stretching 102.5 kilometers from Nanya Township in Taipei County to the south cape of Neibi Beach in Su-ao Township. It encompasses 17,421 hectares of land and sea.This scenic area is noted for its numerous capes and bays backed by green mountains.