Thursday, 20 August 2015

Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area Taiwan 大鵬灣 JK1220

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During our visit to Kaohsiung with AirAsia, beautiful Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area 大鵬灣 was one of the memorable places in the itinerary.

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Credit: Google Maps

Dapeng Bay is a short hour drive (heading south) from Kaohshiung City and is just beside Donggang township (famous for it's seafood).

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Dapeng Bay is a marina and popular sea sport centre. We were so glad that the weather was fantastic - bright and sunny during our visit :-D

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Got our tickets for a sightseeing cruise on Dapeng Bay at the entrance :-D There are several different types of cruises, and some have food and drinks included in the ticket price.

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Some of the sexy boats at the marina.

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As our boat cruised towards the opening to the sea (spanned by Dapeng Bay Bridge), we can see this large observation deck shaped like a seaplane. It commemorates Dapeng Bay's past as a major seaplane base of the Japanese Imperial Navy.

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The majestic Dapeng Bay Bridge. It's a folding vehicular bridge where part of the span can be lifted up and opens a passage, so that tall ships can sail pass it into the sea or into the bay.

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Floating fish and oyster farms dotted the bay. Aquaculture is an important activity in Dapeng Bay.

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Our boat docked at the little platform where the oysters from the bay are shelled. So interesting! There is also a small food kiosk and toilets here.

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The freshly harvested oysters are brought to the platform in large baskets for shelling.

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The oysters are shelled by hand, one by one.

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I was salivating just looking at those big fat oysters in the red plastic tub. I was so glad that we had a chance to taste some :-D

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How to cook these fat oysters?

Just toss these into hot water and let them simmer for a minute, and that's it.

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The big fat oysters, bigger than a fat man's thumb, are simply garnished with shredded ginger and chopped spring onions. 蠔大粒 :-D

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The oysters can be eaten with a soya sauce and wasabi dip, but I prefer to eat mine neat, just by itself.

ummmh!!

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The creamy oyster had the feel of soft cheese and had a ocean fresh briny taste and natural sweet flavour.

I am sure that I can eat more than 20 of these in one go, all by myself as they were so delicious.

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There were also these huge squids which I must come back for ;-p

After Dapeng Bay, we hopped to Donggang Township for their renowned seafood.

Till today, I am still craving for those Dapeng Bay oysters and hope to visit this beautiful lagoon again.

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AirAsia AK 170 departs Kuala Lumpur KLIA2 for Kaohsiung at 8:30am and 1:00pm every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

AirAsia AK 171 departs Kaohsiung for KLIA2 at 1:30pm and 5:50pm on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

My visit to Kaohsiung with AirAsia:

Day 1 & 2 itinerary <- click.

Day 3 & 4 itinerary <- click.
Day 5 & 6 itinerary <- click.

Date visited: 20 Jul 2015


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