By TTNews Reporter Tsai, Cong-Ting
HSINCHU, TAIWAN (TTNews) – A stone park, situated in Bailan Tribe in Wufeng Township, Hsinchu County, covers an area of about 13 hectares. The entire mountain is composed of boulders. While taking a stroll along the path in the wood, visitors should be aware of the slippery road covered with falling leaves.
The stone park is characterized by a great number of giant rocks can be found here. Some of the stones are enormously large, so they are impossible to move or arrange manually. No one knows when or how they got here. In the past, the rocky mountain has numerous small and large caves, so these caves became an excellent place for dating secretly. However, in the Atayal cultural traditions, young people were not allowed to date without formal engagement, so a young couple was forced to break up and the young man was banished from the village. The young girl was hoping to see him again, so she waited on the side of the road every day. When she was tired, she just sat down on the giant stone and kept waiting for his return.
As time went by, the girl had never given up the hope in waiting for his return and the outer force eroded the surface of the rock since she sat on it every day, forming into a half moon shape. Unfortunately, the young man never came back and the girl eventually passed away. If you have a chance paying a visit the stone park in the Bailan Tribe, don’t forget to take a look of these giant rocks.