Taitung coastal bike path and Baxian Cave/台東海岸自行車道與八仙洞

Eastern Taiwan coastal highway, which is Highway 11, has many road segments with Pacific Ocean on one side and beautiful mountain scenery on the other side.
台灣東部海岸公路,也就是台11線,有很多路段一邊是太平洋,一邊是美麗山景。

Centering on the community, you can pick a scenic spot along the coastal highway to experience the most beautiful coastal highway in Taiwan while participating in bicycle-roaming activities.
你可以在海岸公路沿線選定景點,以社區為中心,騎自行車慢遊,體驗台灣最美麗的海岸公路。

You don't have to bike through the entire trip. There are bicycle rentals readily accessible near attractions.
你可以不用騎完全程,到景點附近自行車租借站租車,非常方便。

The coastal highway is as long as 178 kilometers. You can arrange for at least six secluded bicycle tours. We'll introduce them to you one by one.
長達178公里的海岸公路,至少可以安排出六個自行車秘境,我們會一一為你介紹。

There are four hidden paths in Tai-tung. Starting from the north, there is "Zhong-yong Hidden Bicycle Path" near the border between Hua-lian and Tai-tung.
台東有四個秘徑,先從最北邊,花蓮和台東的交界附近的「忠勇單車秘境」開始。

Zhong-yong Hidden Bicycle Path is in the vicinity of Chang-pin Community. There are two archaeological sites here: Baxian Cave and Chang-kwan Site.
忠勇單車秘徑在長濱社區附近。這裡有兩個台灣考古遺址,八仙洞和長光遺址。

Baxian Cave

八仙洞

Entering Tai-tung from Hua-lian, you'll first come across Baxian Cave Site situated above Baxian Cave Visitor Center.
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Heading up from the visitor center, you'll find sea caves, such as Baxian Cave and Chao-yin cave.
從遊客中心走上去,你可以發現八仙洞和潮音洞等海蝕洞穴。 f32a1a0702867da8392d24afcdda049f

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"Baxian" and "Chao-yin" in Baxian Cave are main characters from the stories of traditional Chinese legends and religions.
八仙洞的「八仙」和「潮音」是傳統中國傳奇或宗教故事的主角。

This archaeological site is a part of Chang-pin culture, which is actually the earliest Taiwan culture thus far.
卻是台灣目前為止最早文化,長濱文化的考古遺址。

There was initially a temple where Chang-pin culture was discovered. After some negotiations in 2016, the temple was taken down. There was still full of scrap from the takedown when we arrived.
長濱文化發現的地方,本來是座廟,2016年協調廟方拆除,我們到的時候,仍然滿地拆除廢材。 3e68f7a83acb232b0a77339f009f2d94

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Aside from the sea caves and explanation boards, there are no actual archaeological relics in Baxian Cave.
除了海蝕洞穴和解說牌,八仙洞看不到任何考古實物。 2a269bc44941f73ae48bea78ecbb34e2

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You'll need to go to Tai-tung National Museum of Prehistory in order to see those valuable archaeological relics.
珍貴的考古實物,要到台東的史前博物館才能看得到 a968fff29a391f41779848c4cb85625d

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Head south from Baxian Cave and you'll arrive in Chang-pin Community.
從八仙洞再往南走,會到長濱社區。

Zhong-yong Bikeway

忠勇自行車道

Entering 13 East from the township office and then getting back on Highway 11, you'll arrive at the "Zhong-yong Hidden Bicycle Path" route.
從鄉公所進入東13線,再回到台11線,就是「忠勇單車秘境」的路線。

This country road with a gradient of only 4 percent has an overall length of 5 kilometers, traversing the field beneath the coastal range.
這條鄉間小路總長5公里,坡度只有百分之四,都在海岸山脈下的田間穿梭。

Chang-kwan Site

長光遺址

In addition to the gorgeous scenery of terraces, if you head north on Highway 11 for a bit, there is an archaeological site from megalithic culture in prehistoric times, known as "Chang-Kwan Site."
沿途梯田景觀非常優美,再往台11線北走不遠,有史前巨石文化的考古現場,也就是長光遺址。

The photos below are the introduction and relics in National Museum of Prehistory.
以下照片是在史前博物館的介紹與遺物。 23fe22ae14c451109362618f9d59e197

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Shihmen Rest Area

石門班哨角休憩區

If you have enough stamina and time, you can bike starting from Shihmen Rest Area in Hua-lian to unfold the magnificent route along the eastern coastline.
如果你體力和時間許可,你可以從花蓮的石門班哨角休憩區開始騎,展開你東海岸壯遊路線。 d5f4783f02f9f63721e4394b89e3ed5b

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It's absolutely spectacular to bike all the way along the coastline.
沿途全部沿著海岸線走,非常壯觀。 9d372592638734dcd4305d676d07e4fc

You will also pass by famous attractions, such as Stone Stair Terrace and Chang-hong Bridge in Hua-lian and the landmark Tropic of Cancer. Pay attention to the more rapid changes of the terrain at the border between Hua-lian and Tai-tung.
也會經過花蓮的石梯坪、長虹橋和北回歸線地標著名景點,要注意花蓮和台東交界,高低起伏比較大。

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