News
Add to Google Bookmarks (Open in new window)Share on Facebook (Open in new window)Share on Twitter (Open in new window)Share on Plurk (Open in new window)Print (Open in new window) PrintForward (Open in new window) ForwardPDF (Open in new window) PDF
Text size:

The preparatory office of Shoushan National Nature Park, Construction and Planning Agency, Ministry of the Interior hosted the event, 「Treasure Hunt in Old Zuoring City」 in coordination with our 「Innovative Recreations Event Series for the 2014 National Park Week」. It came to a successful end on June 14th. Even though it was drizzling in the morning, the enthusiasm of the public was unaffected. There were altogether 94 participants including parents and children who attended obstacle course games and guided tours, which bolstered the participants』 understanding of the development, history, and building allocation of the old City. The public also got to hike the large Gueishan, visiting the eight major scenic spots, and explore the old military facilities, with which the atmosphere of defending at strongpoints was experienced. Environmental education was implemented in the process. Additionaly, the participation of this event counts as certified mileage, which is accumulativable in the passport of 「2014 National Park Hiking Activities」.

Shoushan National Nature Park, with coverage area consisting of Shoushan (Mt. Shou), Banpingshan (Mt. Banping), Gueishan (Mt. Gui) and Qihoushan (Mt. Qihou), possesses vast panaromic view, and is the optimum science classroom that contains infinite treasures awaiting people to explore and experience. The scope of the old city castle of Fengshan County (a National Monument) includes East Gate, South Gate, North Gate Moat, Zhenfu Shrine, and Gongchen Well, which are of historical and cultural value. Therefore, this event was held in Daxiao Gueishan where the old castle of Fengshan County is located. Videos were played in the beginning, and then experts and scholars from Kaohsiung City Old Castle Cultural Council gave talks about the structure of the old castle to introduce the beauty of the park to the public. Afterwards, the public started playing obstacle course games in the park. The games designed for the public in the obstacles incorporated the map of Fengshan County old City, Gueishan's eight scenic spots, and the architectural features of the castle. In the process, the monuments and history were discovered, and the traditional Taiwanese culture was acknowledged. In coordination with which, interactive explanation with the public was conducted so that everyone could explore Fengshan County old City on site in a relaxing manner. This allows environmental education to be further rooted, and everyone may jointly protect this precious treasure left for future generations by our ancestors.

As this event was the first that combined obstacle course game with professional cultural and historical explanation, enthusiastic response from the public was seen, and the bookings were filled up as soon as applications were accepted. Zheng-xing Ou, the Director of the preparatory office of Shoushan National Nature Park stated that in the future, they would organize more relevant environmental education events successively. Interested citizens can keep an eye on the news and events information posted on the website of Shoushan National Nature Park, http://snnp.cpami.gov.tw/. Additionnally, in cooperation with the Innovative Recreations Event Series for the 2014 National Park Week, there will also be many other events organized by other National Parks. For further information, please visit the theme website of National Park Week, http://npweek.cpami.gov.tw/bin/home.php/. We hope that more people can be engaged in gaining in-depth understanding of the National Parks.

 

Photo: The event, 「Treasure Hunt in Old Zuoying City」. Participants were poised.
Photo: The event, 「Treasure Hunt in Old Zuoying City」. Participants were poised.
Photo: Solving the jigsaw puzzle of the old castle map in the main obstacle. All the participants were trying their best in joint efforts.
Photo: Solving the jigsaw puzzle of the old castle map in the main obstacle. All the participants were trying their best in joint efforts.
Photo: In Gueishan obstacle, guessing the eight scenic spots from gesculation.
Photo: In Gueishan obstacle, guessing the eight scenic spots from gesculation.
Photo: Looking for the architectural features of the castle walls by the east gate of the castle.
Photo: Looking for the architectural features of the castle walls by the east gate of the castle.
Photo: Coloring the Door God of the north gate. The participants who jointly completed the work took a group photo.
Photo: Coloring the Door God of the north gate. The participants who jointly completed the work took a group photo.
Last Updated:2014-11-25
Back