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Social Tour Schedule on 22 June, 2014

13:00-13:30 國立聯合大學二坪山校區活動中心前集合,13:30準時出發
Assembling in front of Activity Center on Erping Shan Main Campus, National United University (We will be leaving at 13:30. Please be on time!!)
14:00-15:30 雪霸國家公園汶水遊客中心
Visitors Center in Wenshui of Shei-Pa National Park
15:30-16:20 大湖酒莊
Dahu Wineland Resort
16:40-17:30 苗栗特色館
Miaoli Cultural Park
18:00 天廚海鮮
Tainchu Seafood Restaurant

Technical Tour Schedule on 25 June, 2014

09:00-09:30 國立聯合大學二坪山校區活動中心前集合,09:30準時出發
Assembling in front of Activity Center on Erping Shan Main Campus, National United University (We will be leaving at 09:30. Please be on time!!)
10:00-10:30 龍騰斷橋
Remains of Longteng Bridge
10:40-11:20 勝興車站
Shengxing Train Station
11:30-12:20 銅鑼丹楓餐廳
Danfeng Restaurant in Tongluo Township
12:30-13:30 客家文化園區
Hakka Cultural Center Council for Hakka Affairs
13:30-14:00 沈培澤個人木雕工作室參訪
Wood Sculpture Studio Visit (Shen, Pei-Tse)
14:00-15:00 康木祥個人木雕工作室參訪
Wood Sculpture Studio Visit (Kang, Mu-Xiang)
15:00-16:00 三義木雕街(神雕村)
Sanyi Wood Sculpture Street
16:00-16:30 NUU (Erping Shan Main Campus)

About National United University (NUU)


National United University (NUU) was formerly named “Lien Ho Industrial and Technological Junior College,” established in 1969 for industry-related technologies. To lead the development of higher education, the Institute continued to serve the public with a strong foundation in science, technology, and business administration as well as planning for future expansion. On August 1st, 2003, the Institute was officially upgraded to University status. NUU consists of eight research centers (Global Hakka Research Center, Hazards Mitigation & Recovery Research Center, MiaoLi Research Center, Optoelectronics Research Center, Glass & Optic fiber Materials Research Center, Creative and Interdisciplinary Design Research Center, Energy Research Center, and Glassfiber Research Center) as well as five colleges (College of Engineering and Science, College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Management, College of Hakka Studies, and College of Humanities and Social Sciences).


• Erping Shan Main Campus
The campus occupies 7.7427 hectares with a total building floor area of 86,999.54 square meters. It is located at No. 1, Lianda, Gongjing Li, Miaoli City and adjoins the Provincial Highway 6 or 13. It is about a six-minute drive from the First Freeway (also called the Sun Yat-sen Freeway) and an eight-minute drive from the Houlong Interchange of the Second Freeway.
• Bajia Campus
This campus occupies 56.1707 hectares with a total building floor area of 212,612 square meters. It is located at Bajia, Nanshihkeng, Miaoli City .


National United University (NUU) is located in simple and picturesque Miaoli City. Besides its excellency in research and teaching university, NUU campuses are near by the State Road, Downtown, Tongluo Industrial Park, Exploration and Development Research Institute of Chinese Petroleum Corporation and the National Health Research Institutes. It is about half an hour by driving from Taichung or Hsinchu County. With its good location and convenient transportation, NUU is suitable for living and learning.

About Miaoli's Hot Spot

客家銅鑼園區Miaoli Hakka Cultural Park

The Hakka population in Taiwan numbers around 4 million people. They chiefly reside in the Taoyuan, Hsinchu, Miaoli, Taichung, Kaohsiung and Pingtung areas, in southern and northern Taiwan. In order to preserve Hakka culture conservation and to promote international Hakka cultural exchange, Hakka Affairs Council (HAC) promoted a national class cultural construction project: the Southern and Northern Taiwan Hakka Cultural Parks. The aim of the project is to conserve the rich Hakka cultural heritage of the Liudui Hakka Community in Kaohsiung and Pingtung for the southern Taiwan Hakka cultural sphere; and to collect and display the subjective Hakka civilization in collaboration with academic research and development of Hakka culture for the northern Taiwan Hakka cultural sphere. The Taiwan Hakka Cultural Center (THCC) of the Hakka Affairs Council is established to promote the long-term conservation and development of Hakka culture, including the collection, exhibition, research and education of Hakka culture. As the window for multicultural exchange and dialogue in Taiwan and the platform for interpreting and re-presenting Hakka culture, THCC promotes sustainable conservation and
development of Hakka resources and culture, recovers the force of life of Hakka culture, and gradually makes the Hakka cultural learning park a reality. The Miaoli Hakka Cultural Park is designed with fashion sense. Visitors can find Hakka's thing everywhere and feel surprises.

三義木雕博物館Sanyi Museum of Wood Sculpture

The history of the woodcarving industry in Sanyi dates back to 1918, when a township local named Wu Chin-pao began making adornments at his home workshop from pieces of dead wood. His creations delighted a local Japanese resident and together with Wu, the two figured out a way to mass produce these pieces of wood art. In the early years, religious statues and handicrafts dominated the wood carving output in Sanyi. Recently, however, the industry has shifted to more personalized works of art with a steady stream of creative innovations on various themes. Visitors can view many of these amazing creations at the Sanyi Wood Sculpture Museum along with wood sculptures from around the world.  

勝興車站Shengxing Train Station 

The Chengxing (Shengxing) Train Station is located at the highest point of the western railway trunkline, 402.326 meters above sea level. The train station, completed in 1906, is built entirely of wood in the Japanese huya (lit. Teeth of a Tiger) style, which is supposed to ward off evil spirits. Many artifacts from the Japanese occupation period can still be seen here, such as the old train signals that originally stood between the Chengxing (Shengxing) and Tai-an Station, which were later replaced by a central control system.
At 9:10 p.m. on September 23, 1998, the southbound No. 167 pulled to a stop, marking the end of train service on the Jiu Mountain (Jiushan) Line as traffic switched to the New Jiu Mountain (Jiushan) Line.  
Though the trains no longer stop at Chengxing (Shengxing) Station, the station endures as a nostalgic tourist attraction. The station is a popular location for wedding photos, and visitors come to walk the abandoned tunnel. The area has also risen as a new destination for cross-country cycling. On April 16, 1999, the Miaoli County Government designated Chengxing (Shengxing) Station as a county-level historic site.

龍騰斷橋Remains of Longteng Bridge in Sanyi

There is an interesting story about the town of Longteng that is revealing of the superstitious beliefs that local people once held. When the first settlers started to cultivate land in the area, they believed that Liyu Lake, located nearby, was inhabited by a carp spirit which brought hardship to the people. In order to overcome this evil spirit they planted yuteng (a poisonous plant) in the Longteng Mountain area. At the same time they gave the mountain in the east the name Guandao Mountain (lit. Guan Sword Mountain) hoping that the Sword Mountain would cut the Yuteng Rattan. In this way, they hoped to poison the evil carp spirit. The ploy must have been effective, for people no longer believe that the evil carp spirit harms the people of Longteng. In the morning of April 24, 1935 a strong earthquake hit central Taiwan. Its epicenter was near Mt. Guandao, and many buildings in the Sanyi district were destroyed. A reminder of this earthquake remains in the ruins of the arched bridge over Long River. It can be seen from the railway line between Sanyi and Houli.
The ruins of Longteng Bridge join Chengxing (Shengxing) Station as one of the top-two visitor attractions on the Jiushan tour route. This historic span is notable attraction both for its simple beauty and as a memorial to the two major earthquakes that severed the bridge twice at the fifth northernmost pier, including damages caused by the 921 Earthquake in September 21, 1999.

泰安溫泉Tai'an Hot Springs

Tai-an Hot Spring was called Takeshima Hot Spring during Japanese occupation and Hu Mountain (Hushan) Hot Spring after World War II. In 1978, late president Chiang Ching-Kuo visited the hot spring and renamed it as Tai-an. Besides Tai-an Hot Spring, Hu Mountain (Hushan) Hot Spring and Tenglong Hot Spring are also located nearby. The spring water is abundant and the cherry blossoms are graceful during the blossom season.
Tai-an Hot Spring is colorless and odorless. It is the best hot spring in Taiwan. The magnificent scenery in the area makes the hot spring even more attractive. Besides the hot spring, visitors can also play with water or fish in the rivers nearby. In autumn and winter, there are grand mountainous views in Hu Mountain (Hushan) and Henglong Mountain (Henglongshan) (altitude 1,500 meters). The hot springs here include Hu Mountain (Hushan) and Tai-an, and they have the same origin.

雪霸國家公園Shei-Pa National Park

Shei-Pa National Park was established in 1992, located at the border of Hsinchu, Miaoli and Taichung. It faces Guyan Mountain and Leshan in the north, Dajia River in the east, Beikeng Mountain and Xiaoxueshan in the west and Yuluowei Mountain and Dajia River in the south. Total area of the park is 76,850 hectares. Shei-Pa National Park is the fifth national park of Taiwan. The mountainous scenery is spectacular as there are several mountains in the park. The mountains are of different heights and the drop height reaches 3000 meters. The highest mountain is the Xueshan, 3,886 meters in height and it is the second highest mountain in Taiwan. The Xueshan, Yushan, Nanhuda Mountain, Xiuguluan Mountain and Beidawu Mountain are the five highest mountains in Taiwan. Dabajian Mountain is 3,492 meters in height. Dabajian Mountain, Zhongyangjian Mountain and Dafenjian Mountain are called the three Peak Mountains in Taiwan.
Shei-Pa National Park is noted for its rough geography and natural scenery. Mountains in the park are origins of major rivers in northern and central Taiwan. Erosion by the rivers has formed special scenes in the park. As for climate, the park has both sub-frigid and temperate climates and thus breeds various plants and animals. Wildlife here includes salmon, black bears, etc.