The four towns along the South Link Line
are surrounded by the mountains and ocean,
having unrivaled sea scenes
and natural original views.
Taimali Township's daylily season,
Jinfong Township's Roselle season,
Dawu Township's seafood and
Daren Township's Paiwan traditional
culture are all worth seeing.
Whether taking a train or
riding a bicycle along
the No.9 Provincial Highway
is a good way to visit the four towns.
You can not only wander around
the beautiful scenery of East Coast
but also visit all towns one by one,
a way to truly know
the last Eden in Taiwan.
Heading along the No.9 Provincial Highway, you enter the four towns of South Link Line. The vast ocean and blue sky seem to unite together in the distance, accompanying travelers all the way to the south. The Pacific Ocean reflects the sunlight through the clouds. The sky is blue, so is the ocean.
The Aurora Garden
In the Millennium Memorial Park, the previous activity of welcoming the first dawn in 2000 is still unforgettable. Totally 25 countries around the world greeted the first dawn of the 21st century together. The scene is very memorable. Therefore, on New Year's Eve every year, travelers from different places gather here and take beautiful pictures of sunrise from the ocean.
From August to October every year, during the bloom seasons of daylily, a large number of yellow flowers cover the entire Taimali Mountain. If walking on the mountain trial up to the top of Kinchen Mountain, you can see a gorgeous panoramic view of daylily in full bloom. In summer night, Kinchen Mountain is a good place to observe fireflies. The guide will lead travelers to look for bright spots, explain the firefly ecology and remind them to take good care of nature.
In late autumn and early winter, the flowering season of Roselle in Jinfong Township begins. With a nickname of ruby, Roselle blooms in the field. Tribal people are busy harvesting and greeting travelers. You can put on casual dress and experience to be a flower farmer for one day. Perhaps you can exchange your labor for a hearty dinner or one-night accommodation.
Jinlun Hot Spring
When seeing the red landscape bridge, you arrive in Jinlun. From November to December every year, Jinlun hot spring season kicks off. Travelers fond of taking a hot spring shall never miss this opportunity. The most beautiful station in Taiwan--Duoliang--appears on No.9 Provincial Highway. You can climb to the slope and look at the platform. The view is like a scene in Miyazaki's movie. It is also the best location to overlook the Pacific Ocean.
To the south, the Dawu Township relying on the ocean is the best rest stop for travelers. The abundant aquatic products here are what fishermen work hard to capture. Why don’t you find a seafood restaurant and taste some seasonal seafood dishes. If it rains, do not forget to order marlin scrambled egg which is exclusive in rainy days. “Dawu Jinlong Lake” is surrounded by mountains with a beautiful scenery and round-the-lake trail. Here is very suitable for walking.
Tjuwabal Paiwan Culture and Art Community
Daren Township, the last stop of South Link Line, preserves traditional Paiwan culture and natural beauty. Leaning on the Dawu Mountain, Tuban Village hosts the Five-year Ceremony every five years. It is the most important traditional ceremony for the Paiwan people. The famous Alangyi Historic Trail is currently the oldest as well as the best preserved historic trail in Taiwan. If wanting to visit Alangyi, you have to be well prepared.
Go to the Nantian seaside, look for a Nantian stone and listen to the sound of the waves like a melody. Then sit on the shore, looking back at the mountains and ocean along the South Link Line. Sprays on the ocean, clouds in the sky and multiple layers of mountains constitute such an impressive landscape. It is a perfect ending for your trip.