Emerging from the long tunnel through which the main road to the mountain resort of Caoling (草嶺) in Yunlin County (雲林縣) passes, we brake sharply.
Take a cow and a small grassy field, and, in certain parts of Taiwan, you'll have yourselves a tourist attraction.
If you've lived in Taiwan for more than a month, you have heard of Alishan (阿里山, Mount Ali), and it is there that I ventured one weekend.
Everyone in Taiwan has heard of the famous Alishan (阿里山) sunrise, and it seems that every man and his dog have made the trip at least once.
When you think of a park, you think of trees, grass and a few benches -- a nice little place where a family could spend an hour or two, but nothing very special.
On route 169 to Alishan lies the indigenous village of DaBang (達邦部落). DaBang is the home of the Chou tribe (鄒族).
The natural world contains innumerable different treasures. All of them are special, from the highest mountains right down to the seashore with its ocean sounds, beaches and cliffs.