Road 11 , East coast
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Good morning Hualian ....It was a very big sunny day and we were going to Taitung via Road 11 (tai 11)
The east of Taiwan is located at the intersection of the Eurasian plate and the Pilippine sea plate,the central mountains are high and steep,the east rift valley lies along the suture zone of the plates and the coast mountains are made up of volcanic arcs, whose igneous rock is different from that of the central mountains.. this area has characterized of these unigue geographies...and road 11 is a provincial highway which is along the east coast and famous for the views of rocks varies ,capes and marine erosion landforms.
Green Island used to be on our list of this journey , but, we did not do its island this time because that we still want to leave our time for Alihsan .
We stop at Shihtiping at noon.... oh ya... it was a great stop ... of course.. POSTCARD TIME...Shihtping is a huage terraced rock which has matde up of the volcanic tuff and thounds of years sea erosion ... the special landform and the tide pounds tons of the marine animals are making its a very great place for diving ....
We also got plenty of postcard shot at Tropic of cancer marker ,Shihyusan and Sansiantai....both are short funny stop. :D
along the sunset ,we drove into South Cross-Island Highway ...i made a phonecall for makeing a reservation at Chief SPA hotel which a place the Wulu hot spring be found ,it is a first stop if you drive into south cross island highway form east side.
Wulu Gorge is a S-shape gorge cut by the Wulu River,it has made up of steep precipicing . Tianlong suspension bridge crosses over the Wulu river, it has be built durning Japanes occupation. In addition it is the place which the Wulu hot spring be found, it is of a low alkaline ,carbon hydrogen sodium guality and is colorless and odorless, the heat ranging from 70-80 degrees Centigrade. The water of its is not comeing out from undergrand ,but gushes out form the crevices in the mountain cliffs.
After check-in and dinner .. i can not wait to leap into the hot spring... yes.. we got a pool in this hotel.....looked up at the large sky above .. i saw few stars and big moon... the air was so clear and fresh.... i enjoyed my POOL TIME.... then fall in asleep with relaxed... i will have a early morning tomorrow for my MORNING POOL....hahaha....