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Biking and Kitesurfing in Zhunan 竹南鎮, Taiwan

Zhunan 竹南鎮 in Taiwan actually means “Bamboo Town”. updated on May 07, 2018 I have no idea, why Zhunan town is called as such. What really first crossed my mind, was the abundance of bamboo in this town during the old times. And that made people call Zhunan, “The Bamboo Town”. Maybe. Who knows? I’ve searched the web about the origin of its name and found nothing. Instead, what showed up is Changhua (located in central part of Taiwan) which is also called “bamboo town”, primarily because there was a fortress that was made out of bamboo during the ancient times. Zhunan traditionally was a beach and a fishing community. It’s closely associated with Matsu, the sea goddess. Protector of sailors and fishermen. That’s according to Wikipedia. 龍鳳Lóngfèng means Dragon Phoenix. Right within the harbor’s vicinity are a Fish Market and several seafood restaurants. Further south is the Bike Trail’s starting point. The…