In the morning of Oct. 15th, a group of people gathered at Luodong station. These people had the same identity──the new blood of RTM. We came to Yilan and had a 2-day new employee orientation. On the first day, we explored four amazing attractions in Yilan along the railway.
At the beginning, we arrived to Dongshan Station, after walking for several minutes, we reached to Dongshan River Ecoark. Everyone enjoyed being embraced by nature while taking a stroll along the trail. What’s even better was that climbing up to the Hope Hill, overlooking the whole scene of Dongshan River, and feeling the thrill of watching the train passing fast below you.
- Cruising along the Dongshan River seemed to be fantastic.
Next stop, we got off at Luodong Station and visited Luodong Forestry Culture Gargen. It recorded the history of forest industry in Taiwan. Upon entering here, you would smell the fresh scent of Taiwan Cypress. Here are also some Japanese-style wooden houses and displays of old railway lines and steam trains. We were learning the history while sinking in the silence of forest, and getting away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
And then was the astonishing Yilan Station. The government cooperated with the famous illustrator Jimmy Liao and created a particular train station which was with the topic of “Walking Towards the Spring Afternoon”. In front of the station, there are also Jimmy’s park and square where reproduced the classic scenes of his picture books. They were definitely great places to photograph.
At the final stop we came to Jiaoxi where features the hot spring parks. We let our hair down through soaking feet in warm water, and easily get rid of fatigue. The most important thing was that it was totally free!
- Look at their smile! Our members of RTM absolutely had wonderful memories.
All it takes is one leisure day to experience the beauty of Yilan! If you are eager to have a resting trip… Stop hesitating! You can follow our steps and start out!