Old Caoling (Railway) Tunnel
Updates : 2022-12-23
- Riding a bicycle in the tunnel on the branch railway line
- Listen to the classic Taiwanese folk song “Diu Diu Don-Ah” (“Clicking Coins”)
- Cross over New Taipei City and Yilan City with a stunning view of Turtle island at its southern entrance
- “The making of a natural stronghold” and “Where white clouds fly” carved above the tunnel
- Known as one of Taiwan’s top 100 historical architecture
The inspiration of the folk song “Diu Diu Don-Ah”
“The trains goes into the tunnel, inside which…” This classic Taiwanese folk song was created with the inspiration of train passing through Old Caoling Tunnel. Oriented to the concept of “Railway Museum”, the newly opened Old Caoling Tunnel is designed with a pavement in the pattern of railway track and has adopted retro oil lamp shade for th lighting to create the image of railway. Together with the train sound effect, visitors will feel great fun when riding a bicycle through the cool railway tunnel.
A circular bikeway
As northern Taiwan’s first bikeway transformed from a railway tunnel, the Old Caoling Tunnel is open to visitors to walk or riding a bicycle through it in weekdays; and is only open to cyclists on the weekends. As a part of the circular bikeway, the Old Caoling Tunnel bikeway starts from Fulong Station, passes through the tunnel and then leads to the stunning view of the Pacific Ocean and Turtle Island. By continuing the route along the coast, visitors will pass through Lailai Geological Zone, Sandiaojiao (Sandiaoling) Lighthouse, Maoao Fishing Village and then reach Fulong. For visitors who want to chase the wind on a bike, this 20-lkm-long bikeway is definitely the first choice.
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The Li Mei-shu Memorial Gallery
After you visit the Qingshui Zushi Temple, you can go to this gallery if you want to know more about the life stories of Li Mei-shu. The small gallery exhibits masterpieces, personal items and documents of the art master. Some of his works are ingenious, such as Boy Teasing Turkey, which was painted with 3D skills like that of Mona Lisa’s Smile.
Daliao Historical Tea House of Taiwan Tea Corporation
The Daliao Tea House is a traditional Japanese-style building set among great trees surrounded by the mountains. The Tea House hosts an exhibition on the history of Taiwan Tea Corporation that details important milestones over the last century, the location of tea factories throughout Taiwan and an introduction to organic tea plantations. If you take your time, you might find some old items that bring back your childhood memories such as timber kitchen cabinets and pendulum clocks. These objects rich in history have not been abandoned or forgotten after all this time. They now speak to people’s hearts. Once they have explored the exhibits, visitors can also enjoy tea inside the historic building for an unforgettable appreciation of cultural aesthetics.