The Raknus Selu Trail


2018 / October

Cathy Teng /photos courtesy of Lin Min-hsuan /tr. by Jonathan Barnard

In 2018, a partly finished national-level hiking trail that stretches more than 400 kilometers was given its official name: the Rak­nus Selu Trail. Running through Hakka communities near Provincial Highway 3, it has been stitched together from old trails, farming roads, and narrow hiking paths. This area used to be covered with native camphor wood forests. When the Han Chinese pioneers first entered these mountains to cut the camphor trees, they ended up creating an industry that would earn Taiwan the moniker “kingdom of camphor.” The industry would connect Taiwan to the global shipping routes of the 19th century.

請登入 瀏覽全文


X 使用【台灣光華雜誌】APP!