August 20, 2010

Beishi Old Street, Jingliao

菁寮村位於台南縣後壁鄉,是台灣知名的米倉,這裡因一部紀錄片而聲名大噪,一時間,菁寮成了新興的旅遊景點。不過,遊覽車雖載來了一批批的觀光客,但這裡卻沒有因此而走樣,菁寮的人依舊純樸可愛,仍然用著相同的步調過生活。

Jingliao Village is located in the Houbi Township, Tainan County and a famous rice granary in Taiwan. A documentary film was shot in here and made Jingliao a tourist attraction. Although full of tourists now, Jingliao has kept the original lovely and simple lifestyle.

菁寮村所在位置為清朝時期台南往返嘉義的重要中途驛站,商人、攤販慢慢聚集而形成街市,當年街上聚集了各行各業的商家,這裡曾是八掌溪沿岸最熱鬧繁華的聚落。

Jingliao Village used to be the midpoint from Tainan to Chiayi during Qing Dynasty. The gathering of businessmen and vendors created the street market. Jingliao used to be the liveliest settlement along the Bazhang River

目前,老街周遭仍保有數間傳統老店,如「建成鉛桶店」。不過,現今塑膠材料普及且價格又便宜,故鉛桶店的生意大不如從前,目前「建成鉛桶店」除了小量接單外,大多做維修鉛桶居多。

A few traditional shops are still operated on the old street at present, such as “Jiancheng Lead Bucket Shop”. However, due to the materials cost is low and cheap; the Lead Bucket Shop is not run as good as before. It only has a small amount of orders, and the majority of job is the bucket repair.

「金德興藥鋪」為縣定古蹟,大約有二百五十年的歷史,這棟古厝完全不用任何鉚釘,全都以傳統榫接技法施工。古厝古色古香,吸引了高達三十幾個電視劇組前來拍攝。

“Jindexing Pharmacy” is the County historic site which has about 250 year history. This building was built with the traditional mortise technique and no nails were used. It has attracted filming of almost 30 TV shows.

「金德興藥鋪」的阮姓屋主十分熱情,開放屋內參觀及拍照,只不過禁止使用閃光燈就是了!「金德興藥鋪」早已於1999停止營業,但目前仍可看到早期遺留至今的藥櫃、藥缽等各種文物。

The owner of the Pharmacy, Mr. Ruan, was so friendly. He let us take photos with no flash. “Jindexing Pharmacy” has stopped operating since 1999. The medicine cabinet and bowls can still be seen inside.

行經這間鐘錶行時,三個老伯伯正在話家常,一見我們來到,便熱情的邀我們入內參觀。殷伯伯的「瑞榮鐘錶行」走過一甲子的歲月,店內收藏了約五十個老時鐘,其中有不少有百年以上的歷史,而這些時鐘都依舊滴答滴答的走動著。

When we were crossing by a clock shop, 3 elderly were chatting and inviting us in. Mr. Yin’s “Ruirong Clock Shop” is about 60 years old; it preserved 50 old fashion clocks. Some of them have a decade history and are still working.

一般不用電池的時鐘,除了用鐘擺或上發條外,還能靠什麼做為動力來源?我們一走進鐘錶行,殷伯伯就出了這個考題給我們,看了老半天終於讓我們給猜到答案了,現在輪你們猜猜看照片中的這座時鐘,是靠什麼做為動力呀?

For the non-battery operated clocks, besides using a pendulum or a winding for the power source, how would you make these clocks run? Mr. Yin tested us with this question once we entered the shop. We figured it out later. Now it’s your turn to figure this out: how to make this clock in the photo work?

老街與貓咪似乎是不可分,不管在台灣哪個老街走逛,肯定都能見到貓的身影。

The kitty seems to be part of the Old Street. Strolling through the Old Street in Taiwan, the kitties are seen everywhere.

早年常見的尼龍繩編籃,加上了經典阿嬤花布,成了復古味十足且具有特色的提袋。

The old time nylon bag with grand mom’s colorful fabric has become a very unique handbag.

在北勢老街轉角處附近,有一口從荷蘭時代留存至今的古井,昔日村民皆仰賴這口古井飲水、挑水及洗滌。古井裡仍然有水,遊客可以在此體驗汲水的樂趣。

On the corner of the Beishi Old Street, a historic well is there since Holland Era. The villagers relied on this well for drinking and washing. Water still can be seen in the well and visitors can experience the digging fun of the well water.

緊鄰著荷蘭井,是一棟改建為民宿的傳統三合院,也就是我此次夜宿的「荷蘭井湧泉民宿」。三合院內展示了許多傳統的農具與傢俱,如簑衣、石臼、竹簍、扁擔等。民宿主人把這裡打造成「農村生活體驗博物館」,並提供導覽解說,彩繪斗笠、碾米DIY、綁稻草人和挑扁擔等體驗活動,希望來此的遊客,能夠有深入體驗農村生活。

Next to the well, “Holland Well Yongquaan Family Lodging” was where I stayed and is a traditional courtyard family lodging. It displays the traditional farm tools and furniture, such as farmer’s clothes, mortar, bamboo baskets, and pole, etc... The owner of the family lodging has turned this place into a “Farmer’s life experience museum”, offering guided tour, bamboo rain hat coloring, rice grinding DIY, tiding scarecrow, carrying the bamboo pole activities. Visitors would gain farming experience in this family lodging.

晚上可以坐在院子裡的竹製躺椅或竹床上,吹風納涼、觀星或聊天。

In the evening, we sat on the bamboo chair and bamboo bed in the courtyard to enjoy the breeze, watching stars and chatting.

三合院裡還有一座小型洗衣池,這個洗衣池除了讓遊客體驗入池洗衣外,夏天時還可以當作小朋友的戲水池。

A small laundry area is also in the courtyard. Visitors can experience clothe washing; children like to play here during the summer time.

這裡的房間皆為通鋪型式,衛浴都是共用的,房間簡單乾淨,且每一間都加裝了冷氣,即使是炎炎夏日也能好眠。

All rooms are offering floor beds with shared bathroom. They are very clean and simple. Each room is air-conditioned, so no worries for the summer heat.

“Holland Well Yongquaan Family Lodging”【荷蘭井湧泉民宿】

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No. 68, Jingliao Old Street, 6 Lin, Jingliao Village, Houbi Township, Tainan County (台南縣後壁鄉菁寮村6鄰菁寮老街68號)

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14 comments:

Mei Teng said...

Re the first photo. What are in those hanging baskets?

fufu said...

nice 民宿 :)

picture #4 kinda looks like those old houses in Penang, KL and Malacca, Malaysia :)

Rafael Lam said...

Beautiful village photos and useful information!
The people there look very nice!
Very comfortable place, if can live there some days will be so relaxing!

London Caller said...

難道是地心吸引力嗎?
到底是甚麼動力啊?

kristen and micki said...

@Mei- Actually, I am very curious as well since there was no one around to find out the answer when I took that photo. Sorry~~

@Fufu- Interesting! I would love to see those old houses in Malaysia in the near future too!

@Rafael-這裡的確是個可以讓人放鬆,享受悠閒時光的地方。我特別喜歡那裡的晨間,陽光灑在那些紅磚砌成的三合院上,特別的美!

@Londoncaller-很聰明呀,也算猜對!答案就是靠時鐘本身的重力,很有意思吧!

London Caller said...

呵呵,我也是看你的圖片才想到的。
其實,我馬來西亞的老家有座在德國黑森林買的咕咕鐘。
那鐘除了鐘擺,還有一個吊錘。
鐘擺不停得運作時,吊錘 (driving weight) 就會慢慢地往下降。
每個禮拜都要把吊錘往上拉,要不然鐘鐘就會停止不動了。
所以很麻煩的呢!呵呵。
還是電池方便。

Zhu said...

Nice hotel! This is a kind of place I would enjoy staying at. Homey yet simple and clean.

Mmm... could the clock work with water or lemon juice? I know some clocks too. His shop is fascinating! I have a thing for watches and clocks and I would have taken hundreds of pictures!

kristen and micki said...

@Londoncaller- Indeed that required lots of work! However, it's hard to find those antique clocks now which have become very valuable.

@Zhu-The answer is ~~ That clock works by it's own gravity! :)

The Nomadic Pinoy said...

This is one village that looks very welcoming - you got your photos right without much hassle. The people here must very hospitable.

kristen and micki said...

@Nomadic Pinoy- People there are so friendly, really felt like home! ;)

shloke said...

250 years old pharmacy??? That's A.W.E.S.O.M.E! This building reminds me of Wong Fei-hung medicine shop at 寶芝林 :)

LOVE Mr Yin natural smile and his V-sign :)

kristen and micki said...

@Mylo-Indeed this pharmacy has attracted filming almost 30 TV shows, perhaps Wong Fei-Hung was filmed there too! LOL ;O)

lechua said...

i'm hoping all these historical sites be they old pharmacies, clock workshops etc be preserved. they tell so much of a story.

kristen and micki said...

@Lechua-Yes, they have been preserved very well and have become the valuable local assets. Indeed it is hard to find those treasures now.

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