Dapeng Bay Water Sports

Michella Jade Weng, Host:
Hi everyone, welcome to Time for Taiwan. My name is Michella Jade Weng. Dapeng Bay, Pingtung, is one of the best kept secrets for water sports in Taiwan, but there are also plenty of other things to do in the area. And a great way to get a preview of that is by going up in the air and getting an aerial view.

During a short, 10-minute ride in a light-sport aircraft, you can see the coast, one of the largest lagoons in Taiwan, the bicycle path that goes around it and the country's only movable bridge, just built this year.

There are only two legal light-sport aircraft bases in Taiwan, one of which is this one. Here, you can take a tour in the sky, or even learn how to fly.。

Michella Jade Weng, Host:
So you ease the tricycle slash ski contraption into the water, push and just keep jumping and pumping. It’s much easier said than done. After three tries, I've only managed to make it past the dock.

Though windsurfing hardly looks any easier, let's give it a try anyway. OK, standing up is not a problem, well, not really… Getting moving isn't so difficult either, but turning around and coming back home… help!

Alright, let's go do something that I can leave to the coach - sailing. Since Dapeng Bay is a lagoon, the waters don't get too rough, which is great for water sport beginners. And since it isn't that popular yet, there's plenty of space for everyone.

If you're not the sporting type, you can always just hire a boat and enjoy the view. One of the newest attractions here is this movable bridge that opens up to let tall boats in and out of the lagoon.

Michella Jade Weng, Host:
From sashimi to grilled fish heads, bluefin tuna is served in several ways here, and its freshness is sure to leave any fish lover asking for more. Good food, lots of fun in, around and over the bay, and not that many people, Dapeng Bay really is one of the little known jewels of southern Taiwan.


大家好,歡迎收看 Time for Taiwan ,我是翁郁容。屏東大鵬灣是個玩水的好去處,不過這邊還有其他有趣的玩意兒可以體驗,包括輕航機。




所以就把這個三輪水上滑板輕輕放下去,推出去,然後邊跳邊壓就好了,但真的有點比想像中還困難... 經過三次練習,只能划到超過碼頭一點點...