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Jhudong Canal – Important Water Resource in Taiwan ( Tourist Attraction)
2009-07-16 15:57:00
2009-07-16 15:57:00
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Leanne Chien
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Leanne Chien
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By TTNews Reporter Tsu Hsiao-Hua
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Hsinchu County, Taiwan –


Water in addition to plays a very important role in people’s daily life, it is also the indispensable lifeblood in the supply of irrigation and industry water. Jhudong Canal has been hailed as the lifeblood of Jhudong. The water has been flowing in the canal for more than 80 years.

The water resource in Jhudong Canal was originated from Shangping River. Jhudong Canal was the largest water conservancy project in the history of Hsinchu. A total length of 21 kilometres has 14 tunnels along the passage, linking up Ruanchiao, Yuandong, Shangguan, Daxiang, Touzheng and several villages. It is not only built for irrigation purpose, but it is also designed as the water channel of Paoshan Reservoir, which is responsible for the water supply to science-based industrial park.

Jhudong Canal is built along the water flow and terrain. Thus, if you follow the passage, you will be able to see a lot of beautiful scenery; meanwhile, you can also go on an educational trip to see the settling pond, rural scenery, power plant, tree house, water passage bridge and so on.

Jhudong Canal and the development of Jhudong Township are inseparable; it can be said that its contributions are indelible. Even after 80 years, it still remains steady and quiet. Strolling along Jhudong Canal, you will be able to experience the wisdom of our ancestors and the primitive beauty of canal.

Traffic Information:
National Highway No.1 -> Zhongshan Highway -> Exit from Hsinchu Interchange -> Connect to County Expressway No. 122 -> Jhudong Township -> Jhudong Canal
National Highway No.3 -> 2nd North Highway –> Jhulin Interchange -> Connect to County Expressway No. 120 -> Jhudong Township -> Jhudong Canal


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English and Chinese
Jhudong Canal: 竹東大圳
Jhudong Township: 竹東鎮
Shangping River: 上坪溪




【景點】台灣重要水資源 翻山越嶺的竹東大圳

徐筱樺/新竹縣

  水除了讓人們生存之外,也是維繫產業不可或缺的命脈,能夠灌溉農田、供應工業、科技業水源。像是西元1926年由林春秀等人開鑿,在竹東被喻為母親之河的竹東大圳,源源不絕的水流至今已經超過八十年。

  發源自上坪溪的竹東大圳,是新竹開拓史上規模最大的水利工程,全長21公里,沿途共有14座隧道,貫串了軟橋、員崠、上館、大鄉、頭重等10個里,不僅灌溉農田,現在也是寶山水庫的導水渠道,以離巢的方式負責供給科學園區用水,創造了台灣的經濟奇蹟。

  竹東大圳順著水流和地勢走,一路翻山越嶺,遇到山就鑿隧道,遇到聚落就成馬路或水溝。從取水口循著水流方向,沿線風光明媚,更富有歷史教育意義,可以看見沉沙池、農田景觀、發電廠、以及保留了原始面貌的一號隧道口,水路橋和樹屋等,欣賞美麗風景的同時,也感受到竹東大圳的偉大。

  光是竹東大圳的發源地軟橋,就有相當多景點值得玩味,放眼望去農田遍布,散發出的是悠閒和自在。像是在沉砂池旁,有一座水頭伯公,是當地居民的信仰中心,也是竹東大圳的守護神,在大圳建造時就默默的庇護工程順利進行。而早期婦女都會利用灌溉水圳的水來洗衣服,因此在軟橋也會發現還在使用的洗衫坑。

  竹東大圳與竹東鎮的發展密不可分,其豐功偉業更是不可抹滅,即使走過八十個年頭,至今依舊靜靜的細水長流。沿著竹東大圳走一趟,感受到的是先民開鑿的智慧以及水圳原始的美貌。(攝影/徐筱樺)

◎交通資訊
國道1號、中山高新竹交流道下→接122號線道往竹東方向→竹東大圳
國道3號、北二高竹林交流道下→接120號道道往竹東方向→竹東大圳
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