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假日回暖出遊計畫!中北部必訪6大桐花秘境

▲中北部必訪6大桐花秘境。(Courtesy of New Taipei City Travel, West Lake Resortopia, New Era Art Resort & SPA)

【看英文中國郵報學英文】每到四月,隨著氣溫逐漸回暖,全台各地飄著四月雪,迎接桐花季。不妨趁著週末假日好天氣,出去走走踏青賞花是個好選擇!而這個時節也正是螢火蟲出沒的季節,以下盤點必訪賞桐花景點,也提醒在戶外活動保持1公尺以上社交距離,若人潮較多務必戴上口罩。

Starting in mid-April, the northern and central parts of Taiwan are covered with a white blanket — Tung blossoms, an icon of the Hakka culture for the members and friends of the Hakka community. Spring is also the season of fireflies and a good excuse to reconnect with nature after several weeks of self-imposed confinement (remember to keep a social distance of 1 meter outdoors amid the coronavirus pandemic)!

若你住在北部,可以參考新北市政府推出的「賞桐地圖」,裡面清楚標出各區賞桐步道秘境,以下介紹其中三個新北市不可不知的賞桐熱點!

If you live in northern Taiwan, you can refer to the “Tung blossoms map” launched by New Taipei City. Here is the list of three easy-to-access-to destinations to enjoy Tung blossoms.

 

1.平溪桐花火車 | Hop on a Train to See Tung Flowers in Pinxi!

▲平溪桐花火車 | Hop on a train to see tung flowers in Pinxi! (Courtesy of New Taipei City Travel)

菁桐火車站是傳統日式木造車站,鐵道對面有石底煤礦洗選場遺跡,附近的十分站有遠近馳名的十分大瀑布,每年到了桐花季,從菁桐站至十分站沿途,可欣賞盛開的油桐美景。

Jingtong Railway Station is a traditional Japanese wooden station. You will find nearby the remains of a coal preparation plant and further up the hills the breathtaking Shifen Waterfall. As the tung blossoms season draws near, you can enjoy the beautiful views of blooming tung flowers along the way from Jingtong railway station to Shifen Station.

▲平溪桐花火車 | Hop on a train to see tung flowers in Pinxi! (Courtesy of New Taipei City Travel)

 

2.深坑賞桐步道 | Shenkeng Wanfu ecological park

 

▲深坑賞桐步道 | Shenkeng Wanfu ecological park (Courtesy of New Taipei City)

距離台北市約15分鐘車程的深坑是台北人假日休憩的好場所。深坑區佔地1公頃的萬福生態公園滿地都是雪白油桐花,漫步其中相當浪漫。沿著深坑路繼續走,天龍宮後的阿柔洋公館後賞桐步道也相當值得一訪,不到1小時即抵達桐花道幽谷。賞完桐花後,還可以到深坑老街品嚐臭豆腐、客家美食。

Shenkeng, about a 15-minute drive from Taipei City, is a good place for you to relax on holidays. The 1-hectare Wanfu ecological park in Shenkeng District is now covered with snow-white tung flowers.

Continue to walk along Shenkeng Road, and you will see the trail behind the Arouyang mansion. The trail is worth a visit! Within one hour hike, you will arrive at the Tung blossom valley. After enjoying the Tonghua, you can also visit Shenkeng Old Street to taste the stinky tofu and Hakka cuisine.

▲深坑老街|Shenkeng Old Street (Courtesy of New Taipei City Travel)

▲深坑老街|Shenkeng Old Street (Courtesy of New Taipei City Travel)