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- South PingDong Ride
- WanLuan Suspension Bridge
- WanJin 萬金
- PingDong Aboriginal Villages
- Back to Coastal Area
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South PingDong Ride
WanLuan Suspension Bridge
As our South PingDong Ride left WanLuan main town, not far away was a cool suspension bridge with floor art.
As we continued riding east, PingDong’s magnificent mountains came into sight.
Near the mountain there was a nice aboriginal town called WanJin. It had a beautiful old white church called “WanJin Catholic Church (萬金聖母院)”, and was the oldest church building in Taiwan.
Beautiful white church with mountain background.
Plaza behind the church.
Here the 7-11 also matched the church style.
Mountains and pineapple fields.
PingDong Aboriginal Villages
From WanJin our South PingDong Ride went south, passing many aboriginal villages.
GuLo (古樓) village, which was mostly Paiwan People(排灣族) .
The statue depicted Paiwan’s “maljeveq” (五年祭), which participants tried to use the sharpen bamboo sticks to catch the thrown ball.
This suspension bridge looked dangerous, so I took the normal bridge instead.
More aboriginal village gates.
I think these are mango trees…
Local artistic workshop.
This might be village head’s house.
Cool village legend depiction.
I am SWAG!
At this point it rained a little bit.
Back to Coastal Area
After riding along the mountains, our South PingDong Ride went back to the coastal area and headed north again, passing a few fishing towns.
FangLiao Harbor (枋寮)
Near the coast there were lots of fish raising fields, drawing lots of underground water. These fish raising fields were often higher than the road level.