The first time I came to Taiwan,I just fell in love
with this place,and decided to live here!Traveling
around Taiwan, every stop offers a new surprise.Now,
I want to travel around to help you fall in love
with Taiwan too!I am Uyan, I come from Brazil !
But today, I bring Juguang to you.
The seas around Matsu are home to 36 different islands,
both big and small. Dongju Island is the most southern
of them all.I heard that to make full walk around
of this island, it only takes 3 hours, so I decided
to experience it myself.Be just walk around,and
enjoy the scenery, let’s go.
When in Dongju, seeing its old houses is a must.
The people of the island they have a saying: “Fuzheng
in the summer, Dapu in the winter.” It refers to
the two major traditional fishing villages on Dongju.In
the past, people used to record on the stone. Do
you want to see a piece,of history that has 400
years old ?
Thanks to preservation efforts by government agencies
in recent years, Matsu’s traditional villages will
live on as one of Taiwan’s precious cultural legacies.As
you can see here,where most of the buildings they
are all made of stones, but their design most important
characteristic is the rooftop, where you can both
sides of the buildings, the walls are more elevated,
their purpose is to prevent the fire from spreading
to the other neighbors. Their name is fire walls.
The hill behind Fuzheng Village,is the site of a
old lighthouse built in 1872. It was Taiwan’s first,
western-style lighthouse to be built with granite,
and has a strong European feel.Once upon a time,
this lighthouse keeper realized,when he walks through
this pathway, over there to that place to that place,
his oil-lamp fire was blown away by the wind. So
he was smart enough,to create this white wall,so
his oil lamp,can not get blown off it.Beyond cultural
tours, sampling local culinary delicacies is another
important part of any good trip.
If you come to Juguang,you can not miss out their
most popular dessert.And another two things,you
can not miss out, is this delicious scallion pie
together with this Roselle tea, want to join?Having
eaten and drunk my fill, I’m off again on my tour
of Dongju.One island in particular has a shape that’s
grabbed my attention.Of the small islands that are
part of Dongju,Xiniu Islet is the only one that
becomes linked to Dongju when the tides go out!
Looking at this amazing landscape,you have to agree
with me, nature is just beautiful! And if you came
this place on spring, you can see with your own
eyes the worlds nature most beautiful spectacle,of
the blue tears.In This trip,I’ve experienced the
simplicity and purity of Dongju.If you like the
feeling of leaving the world behind,you should definitely
pay a visit to Matsu’s Dongju Island.
I am Uyan, and looking for our next adventure,ciao