Jingtong Erkeng Old House 菁桐二坑老屋

Several years ago I went hiking in the mountains north of Jīngtóng 菁桐, an old coal mining town in Píngxī 平溪, and found this abandoned home on the way back down. Technically it is located in Èrkēng 二坑, literally Second Pit, the tiny village that sprawls upslope from the railway station. At that time I was quite new to exploring abandoned places in Taiwan 台灣 and had no idea what to make of it. Under what circumstances did the former resident depart? Why did they leave almost everything behind? These are questions without any answer.

For more from the region check out the rest of my posts from Píngxī 平溪.