[ Bamboo Poles! ] South PingDong Ride Part 2 南屏東騎之二

[ Bamboo Poles! ] South PingDong Ride Part 2 南屏東騎之二

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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.

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As we continued riding east, PingDong’s magnificent mountains came into sight.

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Cool mountains!

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WanJin 萬金

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.

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Beautiful white church with mountain background.

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Plaza behind the church.

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Here the 7-11 also matched the church style.

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Mountains and pineapple fields.

PingDong Aboriginal Villages

From WanJin our South PingDong Ride went south, passing many aboriginal villages.

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GuLo (古樓) village, which was mostly Paiwan People(排灣族) .

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The statue depicted Paiwan’s “maljeveq” (五年祭), which participants tried to use the sharpen bamboo sticks to catch the thrown ball.

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This suspension bridge looked dangerous, so I took the normal bridge instead.

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More aboriginal village gates.

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“DanLin Village”

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I think these are mango trees…

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“NanHo Village”

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Local artistic workshop.

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This might be village head’s house.

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Cool village legend depiction.

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I am SWAG!

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At this point it rained a little bit.

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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.

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FangLiao Harbor (枋寮)

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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.

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Fish raising field.

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Crazy water pipe packs.

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