The Qingshui Corridor (北勢溪親水廊道) is a peaceful stream near the Taiwan High Speed Rail station in Miaoli. Starting from near the famous Hakka Round House, it zigzags it’s way through some lovely little parks and small fish and bird habitats. It’s a nice place to stroll along if you need to stretch your legs in between train journeys or are waiting for the next train, but is probably not considered a must visit.
Along the way you’ll pass the Tradition Arts Park, which is based on the Chinese Valentine’s Day, then eventually you’ll end up at Beishi Brook Bridge. There are lots of art pieces as well, such as mosaics detailing Miaoli’s local fruits and culture, plus some inventive water installations and waterwheels. It’s all lit up in the evening too, making for a rather romantic atmosphere.
In total the trail is 2.6 kilometers. It takes about 15 minutes to walk from the Hakka Round House to the first park, but it’s perfectly possible to walk much further down. After this you’ll probably need to walk back, as there isn’t much public transportation. Heading back via the housing areas provides a look into the everyday lives of the locals in a very quiet, yet modern, purpose-built high-speed rail city.
How to get there
Qingshui Corridor is a short walk from THSR Miaoli Station. First make your way to the Miaoli Hakka Round House, then walk up the path that goes along the river to the back. Shortly after you head under the THSR track high above you’ll be on the Qingshui Corridor.
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