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National Parks in Taiwan

Dongsha Marine National Park
Tel: (+886-2) 8771-2345

The Dongsha Marine National Park was established in January 2007 at the north tip of the South China Sea, marking the southern portal to the Taiwan Strait. The main part of the park is Dongsha Island, a circular atoll 25 kilometres in diameter, with tropical monsoon climate. The atoll has a unique white sand landscape formed of coral and shell. It houses about 72 species of endemic plants,and 125 species of insects.

Kenting National Park
Tel: (+886-8) 886-1321

Kenting National Park is a national park located in the Hengchun Peninsula of Pingtung County, Taiwan, covering Hengchun, Checheng and Manjhou Townships. Established on January 1, 1984, it is Taiwan's oldest and southernmost national park, covering the southernmost area of the Taiwan island. This national park is well-known for its tropical climate and sunshine, scenic mountain and beach, the Spring Scream rock-band festival held in every March, and has long been one of the most favorite resort places in Taiwan.

Kinmen National Park
Tel: (+886-82) 313-100

Kinmen National Park is a national park on the islands of Greater Kinmen and Lesser Kinmen. Kinmen National Park includes five areas: Taiwu Mountain, Guningtou, Gugang, Mashan Hill and Lieyu. Due to its proximity to Mainland China, there are historical battlefields in Kinmen. Cultural sites such as traditional villages and southern mainland Chinese (Fujian Province) type houses, making this national park well worth a visit.

Shei-Pa National Park
Tel: (+886-37) 996-100

Right to the west of Taroko National Park, in which Mt. Hehuan is located, is Shei-Pa National Park ,which also has a lot to offer the nature-loving hiker. High mountain ecology, geology, topography, rivers, creek valleys, rare animals and plants and plentiful variety of forest types are some important resources for conservation.

Taijiang National Park
Tel: (+886-6) 391-0000

Established in 2009, Taijiang National Park is located on the southwest coast of Taiwan. The land and sea areas of the park embrace the coastal waters off Tainan County and Tainan City as well as the estuaries of the Qigu River, Zengwen River, Lu'ermen River and Yanshui River. It is on the migration route for Asian after birds and every autumn and winter tens of thousands of birds pass through or stay on the salt fields, ponds or new land at the river mouth for the winter.

Taroko National Park
Tel: (+886-3) 862-1100 – 6

Taroko National Park was named after the Taroko Gorge, the landmark gorge of the park. The park spans the counties of Hualien, Taichung and Nantou. Nine kilometres from the eastern entrance of Taroko National Park there are two large, level natural terraces that extend. Most visited attractions at Taroko National Park are Yantzukou and Wenshan hot spring, the natural wonders along the Tunnel of Nine Turns Trail, Baiyang Trail or Shakadang Walkway. However, the lesser-known Tupido Tribe Trail in Tienhsiang, which reveals the history of the Taroko tribe, is equally enchanting and is worth returning to Taroko to see.

Yangmingshan National Park
Tel: (+886-2) 2861-3601

Yangmingshan National Park, a volcanic land-form, is the smallest and northernmost national park on the island of Taiwan. It is located north of the city of Taipei. The park is renowned for its cherry blossoms, hot springs, sulphur deposits, fumaroles, venomous snakes and hiking trails, including Taiwan's tallest and one over the extinct volcano Seven Star Mountain.

Yushan National Park
Tel: (+886-49) 277-3121

Established on 16th September 1985, Yushan National Park is the largest national park in Taiwan. Located in the central part of the island, it contains Jade Mountain, which is the highest peak in East Asia. It is famous for its landscape of volcanic topography. However, because of its remote location and entry control, Yushan National Park is not among the most visited national parks in Taiwan.




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