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Originally the site of aboriginal hunting grounds, it became a land route to the eastern coast without needing to go out to sea.
It witnessed waves of migrations, settlement, trade and the pioneering resilience of our forefathers.
It was the main route connecting Tamsui Hall in northern Taiwan with Kavalan Hall in eastern Taiwan.
The route passed through today’s Ruifang, Shuangxi, Gongliao, Xizhi, Pingxi, Shiding, and Pinglin.
At that time, the route was a hotchpotch of dense and complex routes that can be generally divided into three road networks: north, central and south.