[ Fractured Lands! ] Proper Sun Moon Lake Ride Part 1

[ Fractured Lands! ] Proper Sun Moon Lake Ride Part 1

Proper Sun Moon Lake Ride Summary

Background

The Proper Sun Moon Lake Ride provides an alternative to the overly advocated Around Sun Moon Lake riding from cycling industries and Taiwanese government. It contains more Puli’s natural beauty, historical elements, aboriginal culture and definitely less big buses.

Start: Shueli

Our Proper Sun Moon Lake Ride started at Shueli (水里), a former lumbering town.

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Shueli Train Station.

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Near Shueli was a hydro power station, draining water from Sun Moon Lake.

Along Shueli was a short bike path towards CheCheng (車程).

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The bike path entrance was about next to the train station.

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CheCheng 車程

Not far away from Shueli was another small lumbering town CheCheng (車程). Built right below a dam, the town preserved its former lumbering facilities.

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Old wooden train warehouses.

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Old police station sitting at road corner.

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Old wood loading station?

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After CheCheng, we continued riding upstream, passing many reservoirs and power stations.

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MingTan Power Station (明潭發電廠)

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DaGuan Power Station (大觀發電廠).

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Nice quiet creek and valley.

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Here we went onto Route 147. For some reasons there were lots of deer farms in this regions.

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Onto Route 147.

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Local old elementary school.

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921 Earthquake Epicenter

Along Route 147 our Proper Sun Moon Lake Ride took a steep detour to visit the 921 Earthquake epicenter.

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Climbing up.

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Memorial Park.

At the top there was a preserved tilting house from the earthquake.

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The tilting house.

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Further far up was the epicenter area.

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The epicenter. One could see the irregular terrain caused by the earthquake.

Drone: 921 Earthquake Epicenter

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Nice view of the far away mountain layers.

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Likely a big former  hill slide area.

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Destroyed house.

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Continue to Part 2!

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