Destruction by typhoon Morakot - sad sights
Trip Start Apr 01, 2008
44Trip End Ongoing
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Where I stayed
Hotspring Hotel in Baulai
The main part of the day we drove North, on country-road 185, visiting the old, but well restored Spanish Christian basilica Wan Chin in the village Wan Chin. From there we went further North on roads 27, 27 minor ( because 27 has almost completely been destroyed by typhoon Morakot. ) and then 20 ( the Southern Cross Highway ), which is also mostly destroyed on the Western side and can only be driven until Taoyuan village.
On the drive I realized that most of what I wrote a year ago when I walked around Taiwan and visited this area is not correct anymore - such is the extend of the damage. The hot-spring village Bulao is no more functional as the hot-spring has been destroyed and covered
On Sunday we drove back to Kaoshiung and stopped at Meinung, a Hakka town.