Hakka Romantic Avenue IV

I am in Nanzhuang.On the Hakka Romantic Avenue, there’s a place called Nanzhuang, internationally certified as a “slow city” by Cittaslow International.Surrounded by rugged cliffs and built at the site where two mountain streams meet, Nanzhuang has a number of spectacular destinations for eco-tourists. Not only that, it’s a mountain village with more than 300 years of history. The colorful reliefs decorating the town’s so-called “13-shop street” tell the story of the time when logging and mining made Nanzhuang a boomtown.It’s now decorated with period-style kerosene lamps, and the wooden street number signs are also really special.You know what?The icons on the signs show the kinds of businesses that were here back when the street was first built. Here use to be a barbershop,How interesting!
Walking along the old street and looking carefully at the buildings here, you can see many two-story Japanese-style buildings made out of wood. That’s because after the town was seriously damaged by a major earthquake in 1935, local authorities asked the Japanese to plan and rebuild the street, This nostalgic feel, combined with the town’s other efforts to develop the local leisure sector, has brought a new wave of growth to Nanzhuang, which has successfully remade itself as a prime tourist destination.Good!
This winding alley is called “Osmanthus Alley,” and it’s a shopping street full of old-time Taiwan charm. If good food is a must for your trip, you will definitely be able to satisfy your appetite here!Here is”Save Ice with Osmanthus honey tangyuan”,let me try it.Sweet, chewy, Pretty good.
The friendly atmosphere is another thing that brings travelers to the “slow city” of Nanzhuang. I’ve followed these stone steps to get to the town’s century-old post office.There’s some models of cute mail carriers of Hakka, Atayal, and Saisiyat descent, the three main groups of people living in Nanzhuang!To let me experience the diverse culture of Nanzhuang in one single visit, guide is taking me to a real paradise close to the old street - Nanjiang Leisure Farm Park.
I feel tired, Oh my God.Nothing tastes better than the food you make yourself! This little mochi doesn't just have the fragrance of sticky rice, it also contains the memory of my trip to Nanzhuang, which is also the first place I ever tried my hand at Hakka-style "Fu-tsai" pickled vegetables!I’ve finished stuffing my fu-tsai! Nanzhuang is a fun place! I am Poyu Lin, enjoy your time in Taiwan! Ciao∼

 

台灣觀巴-走訪國際慢城 南庄(苗栗)

在浪漫台三線上,有一個地方叫做「南庄」,這裡現在也是「國際慢城」,是由國際慢城組織認證。群山疊嶂、溪河川流,南庄擁有許多迷人的,生態旅遊勝地。除此之外,這座山城,也擁有300多年的歷史了。有著浮雕彩繪牆的這裡,被稱為「十三間老街」,牆面上訴說的,是南庄林礦業盛極一時的過往。現在老街上的路燈用的是復古的煤油燈飾,而木造門牌也非常特別!你知道嗎?木頭上的圖案,代表的是這個地方,在當年所經營的商家!像這裡曾是理髮店,是不是非有意思呢!
漫步老街,我細細觀察這裡的街屋,有許多兩層樓的日式木造建築,那是因為南庄曾嚴重受創,於1935年的關刀山大地震,後來委託日本人,規劃設計所建造的,懷舊的人文風情,加上近年來著力於休閒產業的開發,帶動了南庄的經濟景氣,成功地華麗變身,為熱門的觀光景點。很不錯!這條蜿蜒巷弄叫做「桂花巷」,而這條商店街,饒富台灣古早味。若美食是旅行的重點,這裡絕對能滿足你的口腹之慾!這碗是”桂花冰鎮湯圓”,馬上來嚐嚐∼甜爽、有嚼勁,真好吃。
溫暖的人情是旅途中,「慢城」南庄令人嚮往的氛圍,我沿著乃木崎石板階梯,漫步到了南庄的百年老郵局,這裡有許多Q版的郵務士公仔,及客家、泰雅、賽夏的人物公仔,代表著南庄最主要的族群!為了讓我能一次體驗,南庄的多元文化,導覽大哥介紹我一處世外桃源,這裡鄰近老街,叫南江休閒農業區。
好累哦,我的天啊!美食最豐富的滋味,莫過於自己親手製作的,這一小口的麻糬,不僅只有在地糯米的香氣,更多了一份在南庄旅遊的回憶,此外,在這裡我也體驗了,製作客家美食「塞福菜」,我的福菜,完成了!南庄真是有趣的地方,我是林柏妤,享受在台灣的時光,我們下次見∼