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Travelling in Miaoli Having Fun in Ginger Garden

Ginger Garden Leisure Farm is famous for the fresh gingers. The mountain views are surrounded by the sea of clouds, and fruit picking is available as well as the florescence in 4 seasons; therefore, it derives many agricultural activities with local characteristics that are well received by tourists.

Ginger Garden is on County Highway 130 near Sanyi and Dahu. Driving to the highest point of the highway, we heard the buzz and realized we were at our destination. The parking lot is right outside of the Tourist Information Center. Pulling over is also ok. In addition, the entrance to Chu-guan Historic Trail is right here that the tourists along the way are seeming the flowing stream.

A guy outside of the Tourist Information Center was frying the ginger, emanating the ginger aroma together with the brown sugar. The ginger tea is served free here. Sipping the tea so the mouth is full of spicy ginger flavor, which warms the body up. The couplets in the Tourist Information Center reads “Having turnips in winter and gingers in summer keeps the doctor away” which is truly local wisdom.

Travelling in Miaoli   Having Fun in Ginger Garden

<p style="text-align: center;">Photo: Tourist Information Center of Ginger Garden is next to the parking lot and many tourists are here. </p>

Travelling in Miaoli   Having Fun in Ginger Garden

<p style="text-align: center;">Photo: The fried ginger emanates the aroma which goes far away! </p>

Travelling in Miaoli   Having Fun in Ginger Garden

<p style="text-align: center;"> Photo: The witty couplet reads ”Having turnips in winter and gingers in summer keeps the doctor away”</p>

“Jiang-ma”, is pronounced in Hakka meaning fresh ginger. Ginger is the produce that necessitates rich soil and fertilizers, the land has to be lay fallow 5 years after being sown 2 years so to restore its fertility naturally. Walking into the field, we saw crop rotation, and the ginger garden is around 5,820 square meters .

Travelling in Miaoli   Having Fun in Ginger Garden

<p style="text-align: center;">Photo: The signature product in Ginger Garden Leisure Farm, fried crispy ginger. </p>

The staff led us to a piece of land and let us use the hoes to dig the soil. Just a few digs, we found the ginger roots. It is no sweat at at. See, the kids proudly held the ginger and I shot the precious moment for the family.

Travelling in Miaoli   Having Fun in Ginger Garden

<p style="text-align: center;">Photo: The family digging the ginger roots. </p>

We recommend those wish to visit Ginger Garden to go hiking in Chuguan Historic Trail in the morning, then find a restaurant to taste the Hakka dishes, and finally experience ginger digging, fruit picking or DIY cloth dyeing in Ginger Garden in the afternoon. You are sure to have a great day!

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