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Route 2 Taiwan and summer on the sea

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Route 2 Taiwan and summer on the sea
Summer is here! When the Meiyu-front gradually leaves Taiwan and the boundless blue sky appears, the blooming red phoenix flowers and the non-stop cicada chirping are announcing the arrival of summer. At Route 2 Taiwan of New Taipei City that goes from Bali all the way to Sandiaojiao (Cape Santiago) in Gongliao, the best season has also arrived. It is the perfect time for you to get close to the ocean at the North Coast that is rid of the northeast monsoon!

Taiwan, which is surrounded by sea, has seen the development of various water sports in recent years with deregulations. Water sports have long been important leisure activities for humans, with boating, surfing, and more water sports being part of the Olympic Games! The beautiful and versatile coast of Route 2 Taiwan invites you to the best time on the sea!
中角灣夏日衝浪
SUP
SUP, short for Standup Paddleboarding, originated from the island paradise, Hawaii. It combines the concept of traditional paddling and surfing, using equipment of a board that is similar to large surfing boards, and a paddle that is longer than an adult's height. It is a water sport that can be quickly learned, suitable for calm waters. With a life jacket, people who can't swim can try it out too.SUP日出象鼻岩SUP
Elephant Trunk Rock Scenic Area located at Shenao Fishing Port is a great place for trying out SUP on Route 2 Taiwan. Elephant Trunk Rock, which goes straight into the sea, was created by the carving of tidal waves and the northeast monsoon. Paddling on an SUP out to the sea at dawn, watch the dazzling sunrise on the sea, and then look back at Elephant Trunk Rock. The complete giant elephant will be right in front of your eyes. Smile to the camera and take a photo with the rising sun.
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Canoe&Windsurfing
Canoes have been used by humans for more than 6,000 years as one of the earliest water transportation vehicles. Canoeing has been part of the Olympics since 1936. In calm waters, canoeing is a sport that is suitable for all ages and can be learned quickly. Friends and families with children can enjoy the activity together.

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(Photo credit: Fullon Hotel Fulong)

Windsurfing, also known as sailboarding or boardsailing, was invented in the United States in the 1960s. Windsurfing is a combination of sailing and surfing, and it is a challenging sport that requires high level of control and physical coordination. Under the guidance of professional instructors, you can stand on the board, set sail, and make unforgettable memories.
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Combining the ocean with the unique inland river terrain, Fulong Beach is an excellent spot for windsuefing and canoeing. On Route 2 Taiwan which is mostly rocky shores, the golden, sandy beach here is rare. It is also the main venue for Fulong International Sand Sculpture Art Festival, Northeast Fulong Life Festival, and Gongliao Hohaiyan Rock Festival. It is the most exciting scenic area on the North Coast. The Fulong Bento in front of the railway station is a delicacy not to be missed.福隆海水浴場
Surfing
You can enjoy the swag of moving on waves with just one surfboard. This wave-powered extreme sport originated in the Polynesia. It is an activity that requires high level of skills and technique. But after you have conquered the wild waves, the sense of accomplishment and the deep coolness are said to be life changing. That is also the reason why this difficult sport is so fascinating to tens of thousands of people.
享受衝浪所帶來的刺激衝浪
Jhongjiao Bay Surf/SUP Center is the top choice for surfing in New Taipei City. This five-star surfing mecca has a visitor center, viewing platform, and surfing/SUP center. Together with the nearby Zhongjiao Elementary School Surfing Academy, they form the New Taipei City Surfing Education Center. In addition to professional surfing instructors, a land-based practice area is available. You can practice and build your balance and skills on the ground first. Children and those who can't swim can all have a go at surfing.
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GoShare
GoShare is the trendiest low-carbon means of transportation on Route 2 Taiwan. You can rent an electric bike with just clicks on your phone. The bike is equipped with disposable helmet covers so that you can ride with peace of mind. GoShare has a total of 12 DOTs along the North Coast, connecting various major attractions. Put on a helmet and enjoy riding along the coastline.
GoShare
Shen'ao Rail Bike
Shen'ao Rail Bike was originally a coal-transporting railway. It has become a unique sea-viewing railway bicycle track in Taiwan. After three months of maintenance work on the tunnel structure, it reopened before the summer solstice this year. From June 18 to September 30, the "Magnificent Midsummer Romantic Night Ride" will be available from 18:00 to 20:30. With the beautiful lighting and atmosphere, visitors can enjoy an unforgettable journey under the summer starlight.
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Hiking for Senior Citizens to Live Longer- Shulin Wuqi Park
You probably will only see majestic weapons on special holidays or TV. But now at the Wuqi Park in Shulin District, New Taipei City, you can see the exhibition of equipment from the army ground forces, army navy forces and army air forces, such as battle tanks, fighter aircrafts and missiles. People can see the equipment in a close distance and its's all free! The New Taipei City Government collaborates with the Ministry of Defense to build the largest Park with weapon exhibition in Taiwan. The environment nearby will make you feel comfortable and you can not only take a walk here but see the weapons used to protect our country. Military fans should not miss it!Go Back to the Good Old Time with Retired Weapons!The Wuqi Park is next to the Military Shrine of New Taipei City. The Military Shrine constructed beside the mountain commemorates the courage and bravery of deceased soldiers and veterans. The Park has 16 pieces of retired weapons from the ground forces, navy forces and air forces. The weapons represent our history and culture. If you walk toward the other direction, you arrive the Datong Mountain Hiking Trail. Datong Mountain is the garden of Shulin District and you can see the beautiful view of New Taipei City once you are on the summit. The hiking trail is not steep and handrails are constructed on the trail, making the trail very suitable for elders to hike!The Wuqi Park is currently the largest park with weapon exhibition from the Ministry of Defense in Taiwan. At the Park you can see the first fighter aircraft that can travel twice as fast as the speed of sound (TF-104G Starfighter), the sea anchor of Zhongzhou Warship, the sea anchor of Lushan Warship, K30 Single-barreled Gun of 5 inches, M166 Mountain Gun, anti-aircraft guns and missiles. All of the weapons have the history of protecting the country for over 10 years and most of them are maintained well. Even if you are not a military fan, you can feel the vibe with the exhibition items and explanation boards and learn about functions and stories of individual weapons.If you follow the route at the Park, you will first see 2 "F-5F Tiger II". They used to be the main fighter aircraft that protected the airspace of Taiwan. They are the heroes of the Park! Besides several majestic fighter aircrafts, you can see naval guns on smaller warships used by the U.S. Navy in World War II and the "Trainable Chaff Rocket Launcher" used on reconnaissance or disturbing the fighter aircraft from the enemy following the route at the Park. How surprising it is that the retired weapons have so many stories to tell!Moreover, you can see the "M1 40mm Anti-Aircraft Gun" that is still in service and battle tanks only can be seen in a battle movie standing in the Park quietly but majestically. You will definitely feel in awe.The Themed Park like a "Museum" is Worth Visiting for a Half Day!There is a 2-story building in the Park and you can see the fighter aircraft you just passed by from height. Its heroic appearance will amaze you! No fences are set up in the Wuqi Park so the public can feel closer to the army. But remember not to climb up on weapons or touch them. The weapons in the Park have the history of protecting the country for over 10 years. Tough the Park is not huge, it is a theme park like a "museum". It is suitable for you to bring your elders at home to come here for a half-day trip on weekends!And the Datong Mountain Hiking Trail next to the Park is a hiking trail that the senior citizens will enjoy. Tree shades are all over the trail so you don't have to worry about hiking in hot summer time!Nearby Places to Go Datong Mountain Hiking Trail Blue Dragon Ridge Shanjia Railway Station
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Take Your Pets for a Walk- the Qinqingchongwu Park in Xindian
Living in the city jungle, people can easily feel pressured by the dense buildings and thus feel more anxious. Your pets spend most of the time at home and they have to step on the hard paved road even when taking a walk outside. Dogs are always waiting for their owners to get off from work and come home, and we can only spend so much time with them. As a result, we strongly recommend you take your pets out on weekends! There are actually quite a few parks for pets in New Taipei City, and the park we are now introducing is the "Qinqingchongwu Park" in Xindian. At this Park, you will find a spacious area of grass land and dogs no longer have to be on the leash here. They can run at the Park freely to finally have a relaxing time!The "Qinqingchongwu Park" in Xindian is the first park for pets built on the floodplain. The Park has a great area of 300 hectares. The "Qinqingchongwu Park" in Xindian is located between the east side of Bitan and the Sunshine Sports Park. The original purpose of building a riverside park is to provide people with a multi-functional place where they can do exercise. You and your family and friends can have fun, walk around, do exercise, fly a kite or just chill to appreciate the beauty of the river on the grass land at the river bank. Now, you can bring your pets to the Qinqingchongwu Park to play and exert energy. How great is that!The best part of a riverside park is that it has a great area of green grass land. You will feel comfortable in this spacious space simply by staring at it! At the entrance you can see a clear sign telling you the Park is separated into 2 sections, a section for small dogs and the other for larger dogs. Pet owners can choose to enter either section based on the size of their pets. This way, dogs can move freely in a safer environment. Besides, we put dog poop bag in the Park. Therefore, you don't have to worry about leaving dog poop in the Park if your dog gets to excited and poop. Use the plastic bag to pick up the poop and throw it in the near garbage can. Be a public-spirited person and pick up after your dog to leave other users a clean environment.Do Not Forget to Read the Notices. Everyone Should Work Together to Maintain the Park for Pets!Let's get ready to have fun at the Park! Notices are written on the door at the entrance. Remember to read the notices before coming into the Park and be a responsible owner to follow the rules. Let's maintain this Park for pets together!There are 2 layers of devices on the fence at the entrance/exit at the back. The devices are established to prevent dogs from losing controls and rushing into the Park when they get too excited. Therefore, remember to put a leash on your pets when going in and coming out from the Park. And pay attention to see if there is any dog coming out! There are dog poop cleaning bag and garbage can at the entrance. Please clean up after your dog to maintain a clean environment and prevent your dogs from stepping on the poop while running.The section for small dogs is a little bit smaller than the other section. Benches are put in the section for you to rest. Devices, such as tire obstacle training devices, wooden plank slopes, jumping platforms, are set up in the section for larger dogs for them to exert their energy. When first seeing the device, dogs might get a bit nervous and afraid, owners should be patient to guide and encourage your dogs. After some practices, your dogs will start to enjoy it!Your dogs spend most of the time at home and it is rare for them to see one of their kinds. Bring your dogs to the Park would be a great choice. The Park offers enough space for dogs to run on the grass land to train their physical strength, and dogs can meet different people and dogs at the Park. Dogs will smell each other and play together. It presents a great chance for dogs to have some social activities. Remember to observe the body language of your dog nearby and provide intervention as appropriate.When the weather is good, bring your dogs to the "Qinqingchongwu Park" in Xindian and have fun! At the Park, you pets can finally be free from the leash and step on the comfortable grass land. They can run and be relaxed freely. Their smile will be the most beautiful scene. Near Places to Go Bitan Scenic Area The Yinhe Cave Hiking Trail
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