Alishan, April 12 - 13, 2010. Click pic for album

Taroko to Kending

Taroko Gorge to Kending, Feb 14 - 19, 2010.

Northern Cross Island Highway

Northern Cross Island Highway, May 19 - 21, 2008. Click pic for album
17th December, 2007


Fudekeng We had planned on doing Maokong today, and getting there via Fudekeng (福德坑) as suggested by Feiren in an earlier comment. Once we got to the Arouyang road, however, one of D's knees didn't feel right, so rather than risking an injury, we turned back and went for a chat with the guys down at the Giant store. And of course came out having spent some money. But they also gave me a pair of new pedals for free, so it works out well, I guess. Fudekeng Fudekeng, though, was a great, or, rather, really interesting place. It's a leisurely ride up there, with OK views, and the huge, enormous graveyard -- the Taipei City graveyard -- is really interesting. It went on for five or six kilometers, with graves covering the hillside high above and far below the winding road. We lost ourselves there and it took us a good two hours to slowly move through the area, which holds Taipei's graveyard for muslims and a special section for those who died during the martial law era. Well worth a visit.
Facts Follow Heping E until it veers off to the right at the Liuzhangli MRT station. From there, take Chongde St (崇德街) which will bring you up on the mountain. After a short while, the road splits; take the left one. Further ahead, there's a split that will bring you either down to Nangang or to Muzha. If you go toward Muzha, take a right at the bus terminal at the end of the graveyard, and that will bring you down to Beishen Rd (北深路) just next to Wanfu Bridge (萬福橋). The whole loop from Taipei via Fudekeng and Shenkeng Old Street is around 30km.
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