Day 1 Traffic Updates
- Old Caoling TunnelThe “Old Caoling Tunnel” is about 2.167km long. It is the first railway tunnel that has been remodeled into a bike tunnel in Taiwan. As the Old Caoling Tunnel lies next to the New Caoling Tunnel, when the train passes by, visitors can hear the engines rumble and this has attracted countless “railway fans”. The “Old Caoling Tunnel” is designed in the concept of a “railway museum”. The bikeway surface inside the tunnel is paved in the style of a track to depict the railway image. Inside the tunnels, lamps are equipped with oil lamp shades to create a vintage atmosphere. When cycling across the “Old Caoling Tunnel” in the company of the sound of trains, it was like riding in a cool tunnel of a railway branch, interesting and vintage. There are some installation artworks at the entrance, making the tunnel a bike tunnel fused with culture, history and tourism.
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- Traffic Route Sandiaojiao FortLocated to the north of Sandiaojiao Lighthouse is an exotic building – the Sandiaojiao Fort, although very few people come here, yet one can admire the magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean here. The Spanish people discovered this place in the past and named it “San Diego” which is called “Sandiaojiao” now. Other than visiting the “Sandiaojiao Lighthouse”- also known as the eye of Taiwan, one can also head northward to the “Sandiaojiao Fort “where you will be able to see Taiwan’s Easternmost Point – “Magang Fishing Village” here. The reconstructed white observation platform building and the dome is enriched with a Mediterranean sentiment, one can even have the opportunity to take dreamy photos of blue Greece, if you arrive here before sunrise!
- Traffic Route Maoao Fishing VillageFor more than a hundred years, humble villagers live on culturing the vari-colored abalone (Haliotis diversicolor) and fishing. When visiting the village, visitors must take pictures of the “century-old stone houses”, valuable cultural heritage, to imagine the living conditions of the Kevalan people in those days. Lazy cats are another tribe inhabiting this humble fishing village. When they sun-bathe in the street and on the road, they look so cute.
- Traffic Route Maoao Ancient Stone HousesLooking towards the right from Fulian Elementary School, visitors would find a small fishing village settlement not far away, and it is exactly the Maoao Fishing Port. After enjoying water activities by the shore, visitors could follow the Northern Coastal Highway and travel towards the east to the Maoao Fishing Port. Before entering the Fishing Port, there are several ancient stone houses nearby; the stone materials exactly came from sandrocks by the seashore, the roof trusses came from the bamboos in the back mountains, and the roof thatched with grass straw. This “drawn from locally available materials” way of building the ancient houses is full of our ancestors’ wisdom! Today, these stone ancient houses are mostly deserted and slowly crumbling down, so hurry and come capture traces of history before they are completely gone!
- Traffic Route Yanliao Beach ParkYanliao is located in Gongliao Township, Taipei County. It has beautiful beach and traditional fishing village. In Guangxu year 21 (1895), the Japanese army entered Taiwan from Yanliao and began their 51 years of occupation. The Japanese set up a monument here to remember their victory and the monument was rebuilt after World War II.