Dongshan River Route

Ya~I am Poyu Lin, Today, I’m in…..Yi Lan
I love to travel, love wandering around Taiwan
I’m taking the Taiwan Tourist Shuttle on the Dongshan River Route, bringing you to some fun places!
The Dongshan River Water Park in Yilan is Taiwan’s most successful example of a water management project designed to fit in with its surrounding environment. Completed in 1994, the park is now one of the area’s biggest tourist attractions.
Home to Taiwan’s premier venue for western-style rowing competitions, the park has also played host to some of the world’s biggest rowing competitions.
Works at the site have evened out the water level, so the shore blends into the water. If you have enough time, there are around 18 kilometers of safe and well-paved riverside bike paths where you can take in the scenery on two wheels. If you want to get even closer to the river, you can take a water bus!
One ticket on the water bus costs 75 NT dollars, which is around two and a half US dollars.
The water buses at the park are powered by solar panels which store energy in onboard batteries. The motors run quiet and don’t give off pollution. It only takes a few minutes to get to our destination, the National Center for Traditional Arts, and those who want to take pictures will definitely want to keep their cameras handy.
I’m setting off for the National Center for Traditional Arts…
The National Center for Traditional Arts is a good place to get to know Taiwanese popular culture, and it’s also a place that no visitor to Yilan should miss. The museum offers exhibitions and other amenities, across 24 hectares of grounds. Those who want to take their time can decide to spend a bit more time here.
Some of Taiwan’s best known old streets have been recreated here as if they were back in their prime. The streets have even been used as scenery in some movies.
Coming here, it feels like you’ve stepped back in time. Traditional Minnan-style buildings combined with Japanese colonial era western architecture create an atmosphere that brings you back to an earlier time in Taiwan. Besides snacks and games, there are also all kinds of DIY crafts classes for visitors to experience some old time charm.
You can make your own cotton candy to eat!
Or,You can also make your own umbrella.
It’s easy to lose track of time in these DIY classes. But even if you haven’t looked at the activity schedule, the sounds of excitement coming from outside will keep you from missing out on something else interesting.
Every month, the National Center for Traditional Arts invites a different arts group to be performers-in-residence. The Taoist god of culture and literature stars in this month’s act, which shows off some of Taiwan’s traditional culture and religion through a temple procession and festival welcoming the god.
Yilan is a place that’s full of charm. If you have the chance, you should definitely come and visit.I am Poyu Lin, enjoy your time in Taiwan! Ciao ~see you next time.