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A walk in the woods at Kaohsiung’s Shuangsi Tropical Viviparous Forest Reserve

高雄雙溪樹木園步道

· 每日跟讀單元 Daily English

Shuangsi River forms the upstream section of Meinung River on the outskirts of Kaohsiung’s Meinung District and is reachable in 15-20 minutes by vehicle from the center of Meinung District.

高雄的美濃雙溪位於離美濃市區約十五至二十分鐘車程的郊外,其為美濃溪的上游。

The Shuangsi Tropical Arboretum trail is located next to Shuangsi River within the Shuangsi Tropical Viviparous Forest Reserve. Three interconnecting paths converge within the 7.65 hectare-wide forest reserve, of which the Big Tree Forest Trail is the main route, while the Big Leaf Mahogany Trail and the Birdwatching Trail form two secondary routes.

雙溪樹木園步道就位在鄰近雙溪旁的雙溪熱帶母樹林中,在這座廣達七點六五公頃的樹木園中,裡頭設有三條彼此可交接匯集的步道,以巨木林步道為主線,另有大葉桃花心木林、賞鳥步道兩條副線。

The approximately 1.5km walk takes you from the park’s entrance to scenic grasslands at the end of the trail. The elevation varies only about 100 meters along the route, while there are a large number of rest areas and seats along the well designed trail, which means that the walk is not too taxing, yet passes through dense forest.

從入口處走至步道終點的觀景草原長約一點五公里,海拔落差僅約一百公尺,加上步道規畫完善、沿途也設有不少休憩平台和坐椅,所以走起來難度不高,但林相卻很豐富。

It is recommended to take the Big Tree Forest Path to ascend the mountain. Along the way you will pass through tropical forests of elephant apple trees and rain trees in addition to small bridges, tiny flowing streams and if you keep your eyes peeled, you may spot the charming sight of crawling hermit crabs.

建議可走巨木林步道上山,沿途行經第倫桃樹、雨豆樹林等熱帶林上山,步道間有小橋、小溪流,仔細觀察還會發現陸蟹爬行的可愛身影。

After a 30-40 minute walk you will reach a scenic grassland area, which although is not the wide open pastureland one imagines ― but is instead a grassy resting area ― nevertheless wooden seats and a small discarded push car are available to rest and admire the view.

約花費三十到四十分鐘腳程直上觀景草原區,草原區雖不似想像中的寬廣草原,而是一個休憩的草坪區,但草坪上擺設有木椅和一座廢棄的可愛小台車可供休息和觀賞。

Following a short rest, you could take a detour while descending the mountain and take the Birdwatching Trail which passes through forests of ceylon olive and teak trees before connecting onto the Big Leaf Mahogany Trail to finish the descent down the mountain.

稍做休息後,下山時可順道繞往賞鳥步道穿過錫蘭橄欖林和柚木林,最後再接大葉桃花心木林步道下山。

Source article: http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/lang/archives/2017/04/25/2003669340

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