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Wonderland Park

Yingge Stone

Yingge Stone

As the landmark of Yingge Township, Yingge Stone is highly erected in Yingge mountains. There are a lot of fairy stories behind the huge stone that has the outline of the geographical shape of Yingge Township. To take a closer look of Yingge Stone, you may go along Yingge Stone trail that reaches the back of Yingee Stone. Under the stone, there is a small shrine, and nearby the stone is a bottomless mysterious cave that frequently attracts adventurous visitors seeking for some excitements.

In early days, it was said that the mountain deity at the Zhongkeng Getou mountain area in Yingge mountainous zones was very efficacious because the deity always gave blessings to those who came to ask for help. In 1998, the members of Carrier Pigeon Association came to pray for smooth going in their pigeon contest. As a result, they won the contest.

 

Fantasy Divine Tree

Fantasy Divine Tree

There is a big banyan situated at the end of Wanghushan Trail. Even though it is referred to as a thousand-year old banyan, it is about a century years old.

As one of a few banyan sacred trees alive in Taiwan, it has big trunk with thriving branches and lush leaves. Under the tree, a guardian deity is enshrined for worship. In early days, people offered sacrifices to the guardian deity because they believed a big tree had spiritual forces.

 

 

Forest Park

Forest Park

Thepark was built along the mountain. From Hongde Temple, it extends up to Bilong Temple. It is also called Longsun Trail. Coming here to enjoy the forest bath, hike along the trail to view the joyous scene and get close to nature may alleviate modern-day people’s working pressure, ease up their minds, and enjoy the fun brought from the forest visit.

 

Erkeng Tunnel

There is a small tunnel on Sunlong hiking trail that is no more than 10 meters long. Being amidst the forest makes the tunnel rather interesting. The tunnel used to be a carriage lane for transportation in/out of a coal mine where several hundreds of miners created the prime time of Yingge mining. However, due to the change in our energy use, the mine pit has long been shut down, and the lane was transformed into a hiking trail. The Erkeng Tunnel also become a popular scenic spot for hikers to take a rest.

Erkeng Tunnel With People Erkeng Tunnel

 

Worry-free Valley

Worry-free Valley

Inside the quiet and beautiful valley, gentle breezes will help to get rid of your mundane worries, which is why it’s called Worry-free Valley. A Worry-free Pavilion at the upper part of the valley allows you to take in the view of the whole valley. It is not far from the Scenic Outlook. In addition, the distance is short and not too demanding, so it is a good choice for urbanites to relax their minds and bodies.

 

Guanjingshan

Guanjingshan

There are many scenic spots along Yingge’s 18 hiking trails. The view from the Scenic Lookout at the back of Bilong Trail is clear and terrific without any obstacles. It is the best view-taking point on the trails. Bilong Trail is relatively flat and gentle, making it rather suitable for family outing.

 

 

Worry-free Valley

Wanghushan

With its height of 361 meters, it is the highest peak amid the mountains in Yingge. It requires trekking quite a long way to arrive at this mountain’s peak. Hiking the trail for Wanghushan, you will go pass the big banyan. This is a place many hikers frequently visit. At the peak, you can take in the entire view of Yingge and much, making it a place favored by photographers.

 

 

 

Yuanshan Weir

Yuanshan Weir

During the Qing Dynasty ruling period, the transportation between Sanxia and Yingge relied on ferry boats. Ports were established in the area between Erjia and Yuanshan docks at the Yuanshan Weir; ferry transportation continued between Sanxia and Yingge until San-Ying Bridge was constructed.

The main function of the Yuanshan Weir, which started operation in 1983, is to block or direct the flow of the water of the Shimen Reservoir in order to provide the Banxin Water plant with water for treatment and utilization. Currently, given that the capacity of Yuanshan Weir’s water conservancy is more than three times that of the 1.3 million cubic meters in its original design, the Yuanshan Weir has become one of the major reservoirs in the area.

 

Yuanshan Weir Bike Lane

Yuanshan Weir Bike Lane

The bike lane is built along the bank of the Dahan River. Prompted by the desire to support energy conservation, bike travel made its way to Taiwan. Yuanshan Weir Bike Lane has turned out to be a place favored by bike riders. In addition to the prominent landscapes along the river banks, you’ll also see the Yingge Ceramics Museum and the old chimney along the way. The romantic and laidback environment is most suitable for lovers, friends or families.

 

Hebin Park

The bright green coastal path near the Yingge River under the San-Ying Bridge is Hebin Park. By combining a tract of green land with the coastal scenery, a panoramic view is created. In this place, sports and recreation fields have been constructed. Together with Yuanshan Weir bike lane, the whole Hebin passage is connected as a recreation space where visitors may admire all of the exquisite landscapes along the Dahan River. The place has become a new choice selection for holiday goers.

 

Ferry Dock Heritage

Ferry Dock Heritage

The dock was built for ferry boats as early as the Chinese Qianlong Period. The ferry could travel up to Dakekan (today’s Daxi) and down to Banqiao, Mengjia and Dadao-Cheng. Servicing the sugar plant built by the Japanese in the area, over one hundred boats used to shuttle here every day. Thus, “Sugar Department” became an alternative name of Erjiajiu Dock.

In order to solve irrigation water shortages in the Taoyuan area, Taoyuan Dam was built to block the water from the Dahan River; this resulted in a sharp decrease in the flow of the Dahan River and silted waterway.

In the end, the river was no longer to be used for sailing, which stopped the Dahan River from being used for transport. Furthermore, due to the establishment of railways later on, Erjiajiu dock lost its function. Today, following the establishment of the Yuanshan Weir, it has slipped further into history.