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Our Trip to MeiNong 美濃之旅

posted 30 Mar 2013, 01:16 by Logan Krusac
101年10月23日

上個週末是NSLI-Y學生第一次在市外旅行。這次學生去美濃感受台灣的客家文化、歷史。

到美濃之前,學生先去旗山看孔子廟和吃香蕉泡芙。他們都覺得太好吃!逛完旗山老街以後,他們就往美濃走。

在美濃學生有機會體驗客家文化,包括做陶瓷碗/杯、畫紙傘、和(當然)吃美濃板條!美濃不但有很好玩的活動,而且有引人入勝的風景!

October 23, 2012

For our first trip outside of Kaohsiung, we traveled to the nearby Hakka town of Meinong. On the way to Meinong, we stopped in Qishan, where we visited Taiwan’s largest Confucian temple and ate the local specialty—banana cream puffs. After eating our unique and delicious snack, we headed toward Meinong. Founded during the 17th century, Meinong was originally inhabited by people of the Hakka ethnicity who emigrated from mainland China beginning in the 1600s. Today, about 90% of its 40,000 residents are Hakka. 

With more than 300 years of history, the town has developed its own culture, traditions, and products. The most iconic products are Meinong’s paper umbrellas and clay pottery. While in Meinong, the NSLI-Y students were taught by a local artisan and had the opportunity to make clay bowls and paint paper umbrellas. Besides Meinong handicrafts, the students also indulged in some of the local delicacies, namely “ban tiao.” Ban tiao are noodles made of a rice-based liquid that is poured into square pans, steamed over boiling water, and finally cut into long strips. After a long day of making artwork and trying new foods, we made a final stop at Meinong’s East Gate, one of the oldest standing structures in the town.  As we prepared to leave, the students were already planning their next trip to this majestic town of endless fields surrounded by mountain peaks.

旗山孔子廟
QiShan Confucius Temple

白愷莉在做一隻碗
Carly making a bowl

傳統客家菜
A traditional Hakka meal

老東門
The old village gate

畫紙傘
Painting paper umbrellas

完成的紙傘
The girls' final products

完成的紙傘
The boys' final products
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