Hengchun Old Town and Hot Springs tour

Welcome to TAIWAN, I am Poyu Lin
I love to travel ,love wandering around in Taiwan
Now, I am at Pingtung, where are we off to today? Follow me into the Taiwan Tour Bus and find out.
Hello! good Morning, Welcome to join our Hengchun Old Town and Hot Springs tour
This half-day trip takes about 5 hours and there is an English tour guide!
If you switch on your GPS and walk around the city walls, you can see what Hengchun Town looks like over 100 years ago.
Our first stop is Hengchun Old Town, built in 1875, these structures was built for military defense purposes. It is also currently the best-preserved Old Town in Taiwan.
I also figured that the westgate, it’s actually face on the North side, isn’t that interesting?
How come Westgate doesn't face west? No one knows the real answer to that question. The fengshui myths of Hengchun have brought lots of legendary stories.
Next, we arrive at FuAn Temple in Checheng built in 1662, It looks great now because of all the repair and renovations over the years.
This temple is ove 300 years old ,Poyu, do you know which is the first land of God in this temple?
Is that the biggest one?
No∼Actually, the first is just in front of the biggest one. There is a mini temple. In two land of God statues inside,at the right side one!
Taiwan’s traditional an incense is the connection between people and gods, we also venerate and burn offerings to our gods and these are symbolic for gratitude and respect.
Normally when we burn our offerings we have to fold them and then throw it into the censer, but is another way . Look ~
Scientifically, this is a chimney effect, but religiously they have another name, god’s money counter.
Checheng has lots of local specialty, for example onions, Hongren’s Duck Eggs, and another must try delicacy Green bean mash, it made from green beans after peeling off it’s skin.
You can have green bean mash either hot or cold, I ordered ice one
Taste good, marvelous
The last stop of todays schedule is Hsi Chung River, this is the most southern hot spring in Taiwan, founded during the Japanese period. Its one of the four major hot spring area in Taiwan. The hot spring water is carbonate and clean. It is also odorless.
In the past, the residents here had to go cross the river four times to go outside, so people named it Hsi Chung River.
So Why is hot springs, so famous here?
You can dated be back to the Japanese occupation. the royalty traveled and enjoyed the hot spring here, than it became popular after that.
Hsi Chung River hot spring contains lots of minerals, after a bath your skin will became so tender, that's why its called “a beauty’s bath”, different seasons has their different pleasures while taking a bath in the hot spring,and ‘Im going to try something specials now~
This fish are "hot spring fish",or you can called them “Doctor Fish”, rightnow I am put my feet into the water
Oh My God! They kissing my feet
Come to try it when you have time,I am Poyu Lin, enjoy your time in Taiwan! Chow∼
 
恆春古城溫泉巡禮(屏東)


歡迎來到台灣,我是林柏妤~~
我熱愛旅行,也喜歡在台灣趴趴走~~
現在,我在屏東,今天要去哪裡玩?跟著我一起搭上台灣觀巴就知道了
哈囉!早安,歡迎參加我們,「恆春古城溫泉巡禮」的行程
這個半日遊的行程大約五個小時,更棒的是車上還有英文導遊
如果你把手機的GPS打開,沿著四個城門走一圈就可以知道,一百多年前恆春城的模樣了
第一站我們來到了恆春古城,建造於西元1875年,這是一座軍事防禦所蓋的城牆,目前為全台保留最完整的古城
我還發現西門的面向,實際上是朝北的,是不是很有趣呢?
西門為何沒朝向西方蓋,沒有人知道正確的原因,不過坊間的風水傳說,讓恆春增添許多傳奇色彩
接下來,我們來到車城的福安宮,創建於西元1662年,現在金碧輝煌的樣子,是後來不斷整修重建的
這座廟已有三百多年的歷史,柏妤,妳知道在這座廟裡,第一尊土地公神像是哪尊嗎?
最大的那一尊嗎?
不是,其實第一尊土地公神像,是在最大尊的正前方,有一座小廟宇,裡面有兩尊土地公神像,右邊的那一尊才是
在台灣習俗中 「香」,是人和神明之間的溝通橋樑,拜拜過後「燒金紙」的儀式,則代表對神明感謝與崇敬
平常「燒金紙」時,我們都會先折一折,再放進金爐裡,但在這裡有不一樣的方式,你看
在科學上這稱為「煙囪效應」,但對宗教信仰來說,有另外一種稱呼,叫做「神明點鈔機」
車城的名產有很多,像是洋蔥、紅仁鴨蛋,還有一種小吃絕對不能錯過,那就是綠豆蒜,這是把綠豆去殼後所做的小吃
綠豆蒜可以吃熱的或冰的,我今天點的是
味道不錯,口味獨特!
我們最後的一個景點,來到了四重溪,這裡有台灣最南端的溫泉,從日治時期就被開發了,現在是台灣四大名泉之一,泉質屬於鹼性碳酸氫鈉泉,非常乾淨 而且沒有味道
在過去,當地人要出外,需涉水過四條溪流才能到外地,這就是「四重溪」地名的由來
為什麼這裡的溫泉,如此的受歡迎?
這要回溯到日治時期,當時日本皇室來此旅遊及泡湯,從那之後,這裡就聲名大噪
四重溪溫泉含豐富的礦物質,泡完後皮膚會變的很滑嫩,所以也被稱為「美人湯」,在不同的季節裡泡溫泉,能享受到不一樣的泡湯樂趣,現在我要去做前所未有的嘗試
這種魚叫做「溫泉魚」,或者是叫做「醫生魚」,現在我要把腳放進去水裡面囉
天啊!牠們在親我的腳--
有機會你可以來試試看,我是林柏妤,享受在台灣的時光,我們下次見!!