Ep 19: GangZai (JiuPeng) Desert in Pingtung
After leaving YOHO Resort with a heavy heart, our team stops by the Tuscany Resort (http://qiito.com/place/13713-tuscany) for a short break. Tuscany Resort is located in Kenting Stony Brook, near the Kenting street and Kenting National Park. Mesmerising views await you as you walk up here. With golden sunshine falling on the vanilla garden, the resort looks like a beautiful landscape painting.
We then head off to Gangzai (also known as Jiupeng) Desert for some ATV fun! The owner of Hang Qing Da Jiao Che 行情大腳車隊 (http://www.usa.url.tw/page_01.html) is extremely friendly, and the guides are very patient. If you are unfamiliar with handling "heavy machinery", you can also choose to ride pillion with one of the guides. However, it's a lot more fun if you take to the wheel yourself.
Not many know that there actually is a desert in Taiwan, and we figure, the novelty of the place is visiting a desert without having to travel too far. Although you won't see cactuses and wild desert animals, the dunes in Hengchun Peninsula rank as the largest in Taiwan. They are well kept, and are formed by the sturdy blowing of the northeast trades. The sands at the Jiupeng Desert are finely proportioned and the curves are beautifully formed.
Although the desert may be small, racing down the sand dunes is nothing short of fun. Riding up may be a bit of a challenge, but once you get used to it, you won't ever want to stop!
For more information:
Tuscany Resort in Kenting Stony Brook 托斯卡尼 (http://qiito.com/place/13713-tuscany)
Gangzai Desert also known as Jiupeng Desert 港仔大沙漠 (http://qiito.com/place/4040-jiupeng-desert)
Hang Qing Da Jiao Che 行情大腳車隊 (http://www.usa.url.tw/page_01.html)
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