Ecotourism in Taiwan

On every trip, there’s always some little things that can really enrich your journey
Here is city boundary between Kaohsiung and Tainan,that means…I am in Kaohsiung
I am in Tainan.I am in Caoshan Moon World!I love to travel,love wandering around Taiwan.
Hi∼Adam.For today’s trip, I’ll have Adam, a local friend of mine, taking me around to see all the beautiful sights.The first thing Adam is taking me to see is the stunning natural landscape of Caoshan Moon World!Adam,what the amazing view.
This is the Tainan Caoshan Moon World, they’re so steep, some say they resemble the Grand Canyon.This terrain was formed around 3 million years ago by mountain-building tectonic forces at the earth’s surface.which all acquired their special appearance over a long period of erosion by wind and water.It’s like cracker
Do you want to taste?Taste?salty.Yes, it is a little salty,this kind of the soil is too alkaline.
The odd, moonlike terrain has a certain cold beauty, In geology ,it’s unique hilly terrain of sandstone and finely ground shale prevents water from being absorbed into the soil and make it difficult for plants to grow, which is why it’s known as a badland.I’m ready to take my first step on the moom.Let’s go.After enjoying nature's beauty, Adam took me for another breathtaking experience.
This is the Karma Kagyu temple, it’s tibetan Buddhism temple.Kargyu Monastery, founded in 1986 by Dorje Lopon Karma Tenzin Jigme Rinpoche, makes you feel like you’re at Shangri-La.Admiring the monastery buildings with their Sino-Tibetan aesthetics, together with the rich collection of Buddhist art on the temple grounds - it’s enough to open your eyes to a new world.This is call “Longta”,there is sutra on each flag , So, when the breeze blow, they will also bring blessing to everyone.
The main building is dedicated to Sakyamuni Buddha, whose statue stands 16 meters tall. It’s an incredible sight to behold.And we were really lucky that the Rinpoche, or abbot, of the monastery personally came to say a prayer for our good fortune, making this an even more memorable trip.Erliao Sunrise Pavilion in Tainan is a popular new spot to take in a sunrise.
According to Adam, Tainan has held a three-part New Year’s Festival in each of the past few years. Part one is a sunset viewing in Yantien, and part two is a countdown to midnight. Third is going to Erliao to catch the first dawn of the new year.If you want to see the sun rise, you’d better get up before the sun does!Want to take a nature trip where you won’t be able to believe your eyes? Tainan’s Moon World is waiting for you to come and experience it for yourself

 

在台南遇見驚世之美

在旅行中,有些小事物,也能讓旅行變得很有趣。這裡是台南和高雄的交界處,那代表著,我來到高雄,我來到台南~~
我來到草山月世界,我熱愛旅行,也喜歡在台灣趴趴走。
嗨∼Adam,今天的旅行,將有一位在地的好朋友Adam,會帶著我去感受這裡一切的美好。首先Adam要帶我見識的是,草山月世界驚豔的大自然奇景,好壯麗的景緻。這就是台南草山月世界,尖聳陡峭的山勢,有人說這裡形似美國大峽谷
此片地形大約在300萬年前形成,受造山運動才露出地表,能有如今令人驚豔的奇觀,是因為長期受河流切割與風化。怎麼像餅乾一樣的脆,妳可以試試它的味道。試味道,鹹鹹的,是的,會鹹鹹的,由於這是一種高鹼性土質。如月球表面的奇特地形,有種說不出的淒涼美,在地質學上,它是一種青灰岩地形,由於泥岩顆粒特別細小,又不容易吸水,因此草木生長困難,所以又被稱為惡地。
我準備在月球上邁出第一步,出發吧!!
感受完大自然的美,Adam又帶著我去感受另一處的驚艷,這裡是噶瑪噶居寺,屬於藏傳佛教。此藏傳寺院開山於1986年,由多傑洛本噶瑪天津吉美仁波切所闢,給我感覺就像是一處香格里拉,欣賞著寺院的規劃,是融合漢藏的建築之美,加上豐富的佛教藝術珍藏,也相當令人大開眼界。這稱為天馬旗,旗面上寫的都是祈福的經文,當風吹過這些旗子時,就等於把祝福傳遞出去。其中主殿裡,供奉的釋迦牟尼佛,當我仰望著高16公尺的大佛,心中已是滿滿的讚嘆。最難得的是,還能受到仁波切,親自前來為我們祈福,特別的體驗使這趟旅程更難忘。
台南市的二寮觀日亭,是近年新興的人氣賞日出地點。聽Adam說,台南近幾年舉辦的「台南跨年三部曲」活動,第一部曲到台南鹽田看夕陽,然後參加當地的跨年倒數,接下來就是前往二寮迎接新年的第一道曙光。想要看日出,就得起得比太陽早! 想要來一趟顛覆視覺的大自然之旅嗎?台南的月世界,等你親自來感受~