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走一趟中橫 重新認識台灣的好山水

都市人在城市裡面生活,除了緊張忙碌,更多的就是繁雜吵鬧的車聲,到了周休二日,也只能窩在家裡看看電視;尤其現在一例一休,假期變多,但是荷包沒有跟著變多,每次想去哪裡玩都會想破頭,一下子怕錢花太多增加自己的壓力;一下子擔心去的地方品質不好,度假越度越累,回來上班更沒精神。 太魯閣少了陸客,多了更美的山水 前幾年,大陸大舉開放來台觀光,因為兩岸人民觀感以及人數的問題,讓台灣民眾對於大陸遊客喜歡的景點總是有所卻步,但自從民進黨政府上台之後,的確陸客減少了,相對的也讓好山好水好美麗的台灣景點,因為少了人群負荷的關係,也變得更美麗了,太魯閣就是一個最好的例子。

20170215_031333899_ios前幾年太魯閣還因為燕子口遊覽車太多,而讓整個中橫塞車的情況非常嚴重,但這幾個越明顯少了陸客之後,太魯閣路上其他國家的遊客也不少,但不像以往是一大批一大批的造成人滿為患的感覺,而是少而精美的旅客,讓整個太魯閣的環境也變得安靜了不少。
因此如果國人想去太魯閣重新認識一下台灣的山水,現在去正是時候,一路從花蓮端往上,砂卡礑步道、長春祠步道,布洛灣山月邨午餐、燕子口、綠水步道、直到最後的天祥,就足夠你走上整整的一整天了,如果行程稍微的輕鬆愜意一點的話,到了天祥通常都已經接近晚上時分,這時候我會建議各位,趁著晚上享受一下山林的寧靜吧。

太魯閣要怎麼住??

太魯閣花蓮端的住宿狀況 整個太魯閣其實可以住宿的地方,除了山下的民宿之外,在布洛灣有立德飯店集團的山月邨,每晚的價格從NT$4,500起跳,價格比一般民宿貴了將近一倍以上,接著就要到天祥才有地方可以住了。 天祥的住宿其實也很少,只有兩間,天祥青年活動中心的價位比較稍稍的平民化,兩人房的起跳價位大約在2000上下。另一個選擇就是太魯閣晶英酒店,兩人房的起跳價位是NT$9,000左右,那更不是一般小資民眾會想要去住的,除非你真的很想要好好住一個好的飯店。

xiboomap今天我要介紹的重點是西寶,西寶民宿在位於天祥在上面大約八公里的位置,也就是說你可以再開車大約15分鐘就會到的一個地方,更重要的是他的住宿非常之便宜,兩人房的價位只要NT$1,500。這個價位還是有附早餐的價位喔。而且天祥真的能吃的也不多,郵局對面有三家餐機,基本上就只有兩個老闆一起競爭做生意,吃的說好也不算太好,郵局隔壁的7-11生意都比餐廳好,如果你到了天祥也不想吃7-11,又看了我的選擇來住到這間西寶民宿的話,建議最好訂房的時候跟老闆娘說一聲,請她幫忙張羅一下晚餐,一個人也才150元,在天祥地區來說算是正常價位囉。

西寶森林實驗小學

西寶最重要的兩項資源,實驗小學就是其中之一;根據校方的資料,西寶國小住要學生是中橫榮民的孩子與當地太魯閣族的孩子,加上西寶所在的地理位置,有多元的文化背景,加上位處於太魯閣國家公園之內,花蓮縣政府教育局評估教育環境具備森林小徐的條件,民國86年將西寶國小提升為實驗小學,這是第一個將森林小學的實驗教育由體制外的民間興辦,轉移成體制內的政府辦理的國民小學。因此這間小學無論是建築與風景,都與平地的學校截然不同,簡單翠綠,就是這間小學的特色。

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簡陋的小聚落 右前方就是西寶民宿,背後就是位在山谷裡的西寶國小,站在國小的小操場裡,可以遠眺日出金色的光芒照耀在山頭上

Google 地圖的四星推薦 – 西寶民宿

前面說到,西寶有最重要的兩項資源,西寶地區其實也是第一個推行有機生態村的聚落,在這裡可以看到很多有機生菜農場,這也是西寶地區第二項最重要的資源,西寶民宿就是由其中一個農場的主人所興辦,民宿主人叫做林麗香,同時老闆也有一塊農地種植有機的娃娃菜,住在西寶地區將近三十年的她特地將其中一棟房子拿來做民宿。

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西寶是在高度海拔大約一千公尺的地方,尤其是在深山裡面,照理說應該是一個很容易潮濕的地方,不過因為老闆有心經營,房間雖然小,電視(MOD)、衛浴乾濕分離等該有的都有,床也不會有濕濕涼涼的感覺,這裡就是一個簡單住宿的概念。所以東西也都很簡單,老闆娘就住在隔壁棟,每天晚上會到菜園割菜,所以要順便打包有機高山蔬菜的話,需要訂房的時候,就要先跟老闆娘說一聲,老闆娘才會幫你準備。
住在這裡,唯一的特色就是寧靜的山林,民宿四周沒有便利商店,遠傳台灣大哥大沒有信號,連民宿提供的Wifi信號也都非常的弱。晚上沒有刺眼的路燈,只有民家夜晚開在門口的小燈以及這兩排房子與房子之間的以藝術陶燈作成的街燈。如果天氣好的話,晚上關上電視走到西寶國小的操場上,抬頭看看天上的璀璨的星空,就是這裡最棒的享受。前面說過,這裡是有機生態村,所以這裡每一家幾乎都有自己的菜園,想要買菜的話,其實要碰碰運氣,有拿出來才有得買,不然也是沒得買的。

享受完寧靜的夜晚,星空與樸實的居民,早早上床,因為這間民宿除了夜晚寧靜的山林之外,清晨的美景更是你不容錯過的。

點我去看西寶的360度全景照片

六點起來,走在西寶國小的清晨中,遠處的烏鴉嘎嘎地叫著,入春的清晨裡,校園旁有櫻花與梅花互相的開著,遠眺遠方山林的晨霧,更是我們在都市裡看不到的景象,日起東方,同時一部分被山頭擋住的陽光在山林中畫出兩條光芒,陽光投射在遠方的兩座山頭上與晨霧互相作用,讓山頭變成金色的美景。 民宿後方的山坡,也有其他農家的菜園,順著小路往上走,聞著被朝露洗滌後的草香與菜香,清新的空氣是我們在都市裡許久未曾經歷過的奢侈。讓來這裡的遊客身心也跟著金色的陽光與清新的空氣都過濾了一回,這樣的度假享受,可不是一般平地的民宿就有的阿。

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住的簡單,早餐當然也很簡單,但是對於城市的我們來說卻是簡單的不平凡,清粥小菜有老闆娘媽媽的手藝,加上又是高山蔬菜,味道就是很家常的清淡味道,又沒有外面那麼重的調味,既美味又很健康。 如果你已經很久沒有度假了,來走一趟太魯閣,重新認識一下台灣的山河之美。再來住一趟西寶,把自己丟在山林一整天,沒有外在的叨擾,徹底讓自己休息,我相信對於未來的工作,會更有幫助喔。

 

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