We have conducted a series of
questionnaires related to Pingding Ancient Channel and distributed to
students and teachers in school. The analysis of questionnaires outcome
shows that most teachers and students of the school are willing to visit
Ancient but mostly think there are little supporting activities related
to Ancient Channel. The result is that most people do not know anything
about the Ancient Channel even if it’s not far from us.
With the arrangement made by the
teachers and Irrigation Association, we decided to survey the spots near
Pingding Ancient Channel at the end of the semester, in addition to
discuss with parents after the end of the survey and design our own
half-day trip and one-day trip of recommendation. We expect to design
proper trips for people after combining the nearby spots so that
everyone will grow interests to visit the Ancient Channel.
Located in Shilin district and adjacent to
Yangmingshan Park, “Futian Educational and Recreational Farm” is an
outdoor instructional Scenic that integrates recreation, education
and experience in one.
The farm is hidden with rich and diverse animals and
plants, serving as the most ideal place for observing and
approaching the nature. The various DIY experience courses and visit
to satellite technology put one at ease and enjoy such journey of
The Cherry Blossom Lane on Lane 42 of Pingjin Street
is a secret place for appreciating cherry blossoms in Yangmingshan
in the last 3 years. The cherry blossoms thrive between every
January and February.
The weather on January 19, the day of survey, was
quite cold but we were very lucky as there were already many cherry
blossoms along the paths planted with cherry blossom. The teachers
and we all took photos of cherry blossoms. The cherry blossoms here
were all low enough for us to take happy photos with the beautiful
cheery blossoms.It was fortunate that the TV media has not reported
when we viScenicd Cherry Blossom Lane or else it was said that it
would be difficult to appreciate cherry blossoms in crowded days.
Pingdeng Village Zunzitou Nature Park was
completed in July, 2014 and a new spot for Yangmingshan. The
Zunzitou Creek still preserves the natural environment of
field next to the creek. Walking into the Zunzitou Creek
seems to take us travel through time and space to arrive to
the ancient village life, where the old-time water mill
allowed the public to experience the hardship of village
The Zunzitou Creek was redesigned and
renovated with a brand new look, inheriting the local
culture, sustaining the conservation of creek ditch ecology,
integrating environmental education with life naturally, and
combining Pingdeng Village Ancient Channel Trail, Pingjin
Street Cherry Blossoms, and Pingdeng Village tourism fruit
farms as well as other Scenics to provide the public with
one-day recreation trip in Pingdeng Village.
Hecheng Temple is located on Lane 106 of
Pingjin Street, Taipei City, and the religious and belief
Scenic for local residents in Pingdeng Village, enshrining
Kaizhang Saint Emperor.
The day of survey was not only cold but also
rainy. When we arrived to Hecheng Temple, classmate Xinbei
worshipped with her hands and expected the weather to become
nice without rain. To our surprise, the deity seemed to have
heard our wish and miraculously the rain stopped after we
left Hecheng Temple. We then picked turnip in the farm and
harvested orange with success.
Jiali Tourism Farm is located on Pingjin
Street of Yangmingshan, a self-growing and self-marketing
tourism farm. On the day of Scenic survey, the teachers
particularly arranged for us to visit here and he most
exciting thing was that we could pick up the turnip in
person. Under the guide of kind farmer, we all picked a
giant turnip in person and we were so happy to take them
home as souvenir.
Tourism Fruit Farm
There are quite a few tourism farms near
Pingdeng Village however when we contacted them one by one
via phone, we discovered that these farmers still suffered
big loss and were under renovation after several serious
typhoon invasion between August and September last year.
Moreover, some farms are only open to the public during the
season of vegetables and fruits in spring and summer.
Jitang Fruit Farm harvests peach in summer
and spring time, where many foreign tourists would visit the
farm and harvest peaches. During the time of our survey, it
was the harvest season for Duzai Orange and we were all
happy to pick the range. The teachers gave us three oranges
per person as the souvenir for today’s survey.