Nantou County’s Checheng [車埕] serves as the terminal station of the Jiji Branch Line [集集線]. In the past, the area prospered as a transshipment point for lumber and from hydroelectric building projects [the Menpaitan (門牌潭) powerhouse in 1919 and later the Minghu (明湖) and Mingtan (明潭) powerhouses built in the 1980s].
Although the logging industry has declined, the area now serves as a tourist area.
An old building next to Cedar Lake:
I’m still having trouble getting over how amazing it felt to take a vacation day on Saturday so that I could actually enjoy an entire weekend.
A water refill tower used back when steam-powered locomotives frequently visited:
In front of a traffic mirror, the background is a fairly large police station for such a small area:
Checheng wouldn’t be complete without a stray dog following you around. This one had a wonderful personality and temperament:
Adjacent to this building is a row of tourist shops and a cafe: