Taitung County Hakka Cultural Park – New Tourist Attraction in East Rift Alley (Tourist Attraction)
By TTNews Reporter Liao, You-Sheng
TAITUNG, TAIWAN (TTNews) – East Rift Valley runs through the Central Mountain Range and the Coastal Mountain Range. Given the fact of the flat terrain and breathtaking natural scenery, it has been regarded as one of domestic travelers’ favorite tourist destinations. Along from Luye, Guanshan in Taitung to Yuli, Ruisui in Hualien, there are quite a number of scenic spots worth visiting. Each scenic spot has its own unique charm and beauty. Right now, there is one more place tourists can visit in Taitung. Taitung County Hakka Cultural Park, situated in Cishang Township, was officially opened on December 13, 2009.
While sightseeing in Taitung County Hakka Cultural Park, the park is elaborately divided into several sections, including performance hall, library, artifact display room and broadcasting studio. Most of the first floor space is designed for art exhibition or film playing purposes.
Furthermore, the artifact display room on the second floor features a broad collection of Hakka artifacts, including farmer’s shirt, ox-cart wheels, whetstone, giant gongs, turtle shell rain hat and more. Each item is tagged with a name, allusion and use, so that visitors can have a further understanding of Hakka culture. All these relics reflect the wisdom and culture of Hakka ancestors.
It is worth mentioning that the park in cooperation with the Hakka television station planned out the Hakka TV Hall, where visitors can experience the fun of broadcasting news. Not to mention that the image of people sitting in front of camera will synchronously appear on TV, so they can watch their own performance. In the future, through the update on software and hardware services, the park will continue to promote and maintain Hakka culture.
Cishang and Guanshan One-day Trip: Hakka Cultural Park -> Dapochi Scenic Area -> Guanshan Water Park -> East Rift Valley
Provincial Highway No.9 (Taitung -> Hualien) -> Cishang Bridge -> Follow the signs -> Turn left entering into Sinsing Village