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Kenting National Park

Kenting National Park Travel Guide

Kenting National Park is located in the southernmost tip of Hengchun Peninsula of Pingtung County Taiwan Island, surrounded by the sea; east of the Pacific Ocean, west of the Taiwan Strait, south to the Bashi Channel. It is Taiwan's first national park, established in 1984.

Kenting National Park geographically belongs to the tropical climate zone, with year-round warm temperatures,surrounded by crystal clear waters;tropical plant derivative,coral growth flourish.It has more than one thousand kinds of tropical trees, it is Taiwan's first tropical forest; under the sea, the coral landscape is colorful and splendor, it is one of the best attractions in the park.further more, there are a large number of migratory birds flying here for the winter.

Kenting Natinal Park is large, there are many scenery spots in it. Here are some of them:

Dajianshan (Dajian Hill)
Dajianshan's official name is "sharp stone", which is one of the landmarks in Kenting. It is actually a piece of rock protruding on the Kenting prairie, and it is the highest point of the peninsula Kenting, you could overlook the whole peninsula on the hilltop. But according to Aricle 13, paragraph 8 of the park provisions, Dajianshan, Frog Rock and Sail Rock are prohibit climbing now.

Longjiantan (Longjian Reservoir)
Longjiantan is on the west of the park, on the way to Maobitou, it is a reservoir cover 137 hectares.Ever autumn and winter, when the migratory birds are coming for the winter, here become a great attraction for watching birds.
By the side of Longjiantan, there is a Natural Center; through the glass walls, you could view the entire surface of the reservoir. The center offer binoculars for watching birds and broadcast videostake by two surveillance system which follow the birds. The center also has 4 birds display area. It is equipped bird observatory.

Maobitou (the tip of the nose of cat)
Maobitou is the demarcation point of Taiwan Strait and Bashi Cannel, Eluanbi and Maobitou are both the most southern ends of Taiwan Island. Maobitou has a break down coral reefs appearance like a squatting cat, so it was named "the tip fo the nose of cate".
Maobitou is a typical coral reefs coastal erosion terrain. Coral reefs came out of the sea because of orogeny, and eroded for a long time; be dried and wet out again and again, the salt crystals and Gravel undercutting years by years, produced stranged landscape like collapse cliffs,potholes, reef column, etc.

Eluanbi Lighthouse
It is Taiwan Island's southernmost lighthouse, it is first built in 1883 during Qing Dynasty, it is the only armed lighthouse all over the world at that time. It was bombed out by Qing Army at the end of First Sino-Japanese War in 1895. It was rebuilt again in 1898, but was bombed out again during World War Two by US Army.
The recent Eluanbi Lighthouse was built after World War Two.
The lighthouse is white,Cylindrical,24.1 meter height, the new lens lamp light equivalent to 1,800,000 candles; the lamp flash very ten seconds, irrandiation the distance of 27.2 nautical miles. It is the lightest lighthouse in Taiwan Island.

Baisha Bay
Baisha Bay is the coastline to the southwest of Maobitou, the sands on the beach is white, and very few visitors come here, so here is very quiet.

South Bay
South Bay is one of the most prestigious beach in Kenting. Because of the really blue sea water, it is also called Blue Bay. The bay is about 600 meters long, it attract many visitors here to swim and enjoy the sunbath.

DCT Tips:

Add: No.596, Kenting Road | Hengchun Township, Pingtung County 946, Pingtung, Taiwan

a bird view in kenting National Park, the park is in the southernmost Taiwan Island
a bird view in kenting National Park, the park is in the southernmost Taiwan Island

a bird view in kenting National Park, the park is in the southernmost Taiwan Island

a bird view in kenting National Park, the park is in the southernmost Taiwan Island

beautiful beach in kenting national park

beautiful beach in kenting national park

overview the ocean on a hill in kenting

overview the ocean on a hill in kenting

Baisha Bay is the coastline to the southwest of Maobitou

South Bay is one of the most prestigious beach in Kenting.

It is actually a piece of rock protruding on the Kenting prairie, and it is the highest point of the peninsula Kenting

It is actually a piece of rock protruding on the Kenting prairie, and it is the highest point of the peninsula Kenting, you could overlook the whole peninsula on the hilltop.

It is Taiwan Island's southernmost lighthouse, it is first built in 1883 during Qing Dynasty

It is Taiwan Island's southernmost lighthouse, it is first built in 1883 during Qing Dynasty

Eluanbi lighthouse is white,Cylindrical,24.1 meter height, the new lens lamp light equivalent to 1,800,000 candles

Eluanbi lighthouse is white,Cylindrical,24.1 meter height, the new lens lamp light equivalent to 1,800,000 candles

pretty inns and hotels in kenting natinal park, taiwan.

pretty inns and hotels in kenting natinal park, taiwan

a rok by the sea look like a frog in kenting.

a rok by the sea look like a frog in kenting.

Maobitou is the demarcation point of Taiwan Strait and Bashi Cannel

Maobitou is the demarcation point of Taiwan Strait and Bashi Cannel

root buttresses in the tropical forest

root buttresses in the tropical forest

a rock look like a sail boat by the side of the ocean.

a rock look like a sail boat by the side of the ocean.

Snorkeling in kenting, you could enjoy pretty fishes

Snorkeling in kenting, you could enjoy pretty fishes

under the sea in Kenting, angelfish swim with you

under the sea in Kenting, angelfish swim with you

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