We will share our Fun experience at Sky Mirror Sekinchan in this blog post. Did you know there are two Sky Mirrors 天空之镜 in Malaysia, the other one is further North at “Blog Bagan Datoh“.
This is a backdated post (from 2018), we had earlier shared Day 1’s Road trip from Singapore to Sekinchan 适耕庄. The yummy food (ie Klang!) and our cool Padibox homestay (Read Day 1 Sekinchan link and 3D2N photos) .
YouTube link : Family Fun at Sekinchan and Skymirror
Do take note the downward speed can easily reach 50kmh, and has multiple bands. Even a crash at 30kmh will be awful, kids should be mindful. Thankfully, cars will give you a wide berth when overtaking.
At the leg of Highway 30, another popular Instagram spot. The road seems to dive into the sea!
If time permits, turn left at this junction for 14km and you will reach King Kong Avenue 金剛大道. No giant apes here, but an open expanse with a famous road flank by green fields. Expect optical illusion of road heading into the sea.
We gave it a miss and headed South :p
You may visit our Taiwan Custom Google map for an idea of our cycling route, and nearby attractions. (“Black icon” means skipped)
The Pacific Ocean will accompany us all the way to Taitung 🙂
Waves all around, and super windy. Fortunately not head-wind, but tough luck for those cycling in the opposite direction.
Temperature was still a warm 27 degrees.
Had a lull period at 烏石鼻, we did not cycle all the way to the end as it was a steep slope. We were already contented with the coastal view from this hut.
Some say Taitung is like mini Hawaii.
Do take note that there are quite a few slopes along Highway 11, especially after ChengGong stretch.
Go slow and easy, we are near the last segment of our cycling journey. What goes up must come down.
The next stop was out of curiosity. While researching for stops, this male genital 男人石 next to 石雨傘風景區 caught my attention.
A good distraction for our ride haha, but locals worship the penis deity.
Literally “Stone umbrella”, 石雨傘 showcase the strong wind and waves. The wind will actually pick up small black pebbles and pelt visitors! (we are not exaggerating)
We can admire how the force of nature is shaping the rock formation.
Although we are cycling along the coast, the mountain range are never far away.
三仙台 SanXianTai Bridge is one of the famous icon along highway 11. We had stopped nearer to 比西里岸部落 Pisirian, hoping to capture some wooden animal decorations.
..but the wooden deer was no longer available. Are they remove permanently?
We only got a closeup look of these giant concrete structures (photo below), which are used to prevent coastal erosion.
三仙台跨海步橋 Sanxiantai Arch Bridge is one of the famous icons along Highway 11. Those interested can spend 3 to 4 hours hiking to and fro to the island.
The arching bridge looks like a dragon.
This spot is nice for a siesta moment, enjoy the strong breeze.
Reached 成功豆花 around 1100. This was our halfway point. Cold or hot sweet dessert before we proceed.
Shopping for water and Pocari at local supermarket.
Had wanted to visit “交通部觀光局東部海岸國家風景區“. The “peak”offers a panoramic sea view, but it demands a 100m steep climb. No thanks.