JinShuiYing & Alangyi: December 2020
Ancient Aboriginal migration route and stunning coastal hike
- 300 US dollarsUS$300
JinShuiYing: This was originally a Qing Dynasty military pass, and during the Japanese era it was widened to 1m. It was named ‘Jin Shui Ying‘ (Flooded Camp) on account of the high precipitation in the area (5.2m per year compared to national average of 2.5m). This more than 100-year-old, 15.4km trail begins in the west at Shui Di Liao in Pingtung County and ends in Jia Luo tribal village in Taitung County. In the earliest days, Jin Shui Ying facilitated trade between Chinese immigrants and local aborigines. ChuFengBi: This was once part of a much longer route first used in the late nineteenth century by Han Chinese looking for new areas of the island to settle. Completely exposed to the elements this trail can only be hiked in the winter months.