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Brief Descriptions of Points of Interest
icon Gueishan:
  Entering the Park from Baoli (the Park’s west entrance) along the west coast road, you will see Gueishan to your right hand side. Shaped like a turtle, its hilltop is the ideal spot for viewing Sihchong River, Baoli River, and Hengchun Valley.
 
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icon Houwan:
  Houwan is a quiet little fishing village situated along the beautiful coast, and is also the location of National Museum of Marine Biology.
 
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icon Syunguangzuei:
  Syunguangzuei, or Shanhai, is a natural bay shaped like the claw of a crab. A variety of corals and marine life forms live along its beautiful shores.
 
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icon Guanshan:
  Guanshan, or Gaoshanyan, is a coral tableland rising 152 meters above sea level, and is covered with coral reefs and fissures. To the north you can see Dapingding Tableland, fringing reef shores, and the fishing villages on the west coast; to the east you can see Hengchun Valley, Longluantan, and hills; and to the south you can see the entire coast from Maobitou to Eluanbi. This is the best place to watch the sunset in Kenting National Park.
 
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icon Baisha:
  Baisha is a pretty and quiet bay with a pure white sand beach that runs for 400 meters. The beach consists of sand that comes from corals and seashells, with a calcium carbonate percentage of 87.6%. Shielded by the tableland to its east, the bay remains calm during winter, and is suitable for all kinds of beach and marine activities.
 
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icon Maobitou:
  Situated on the southernmost tip of the southwest cape, Maobitou looks out to Eluanbi across the Bashi Channel, and got its name from a cat-like rock that broke off from the cliffs. Here you will find a typical coral reef coast, with interesting landforms such as fringing reef shores, slumping cliffs, eroded fissures, columns, and potholes.
 
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icon Houbihu:
  Houbihu is the largest fishing port in Hengchun. Spring and summer catches consist mainly of umbrella swordfish, flying fish, and Mahi-mahi; while autumn and winter catches consist mainly of white and black swordfish. The newly completed yacht dock now plays an important role in the Park’s marine recreational activities.
 
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icon Longluantan:
  A large lake covering 175 hectares, Longluantan is not only a water reservoir for irrigation but also a paradise for migratory birds in southern Taiwan during autumn and winter. The Nature Center on the lake’s west shore is Taiwan’s first bird exhibition hall. It provides exhibitions, as well as bird watching activities.
 
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icon Sisal Industry History Exhibition:
  Formerly known as Hengchun Hemp Site, this place belonged to Taiwan Sisal Hemp Co. during Japanese occupation, and later belonged to Taiwan Agriculture Industry after World War II. In 1984, Kenting National Park Headquarters renovated the site and set up the "Sisal Industry History Exhibition", to preserve cultural assets and local features, in the hope of helping people understand the influence of the sisal industry on Hengchun’s economy and environment.
 
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icon Nanwan:
  Nanwan used to be a whaling area during Japanese occupation, and is now a fishing village. It has a soft, clean sand beach stretching 600 meters and is perfect for all kinds of beach activities. Nanwan Recreation Area also provides shower rooms, restrooms, and restaurants for your convenience.
 
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icon Kenting National Park Headquarters:
  Located at Tanzihwan, Kenting National Park Headquarters consists of the Administration Department and the Visitor’s Center. The Administration Department is responsible for the management of the Park, and the Visitor’s Center provides inquiry services, video presentations, guided tours, and exhibitions.
 
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icon Kenting Youth Activity Center:
  Located on the north of Cingwashih, this Fujian-style architecture allows visitors to experience the way of life in a traditional setting.
 
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icon Cingwashih:
  Cingwashih looks like a frog about to leap into the ocean. It is part of the “Kenting shale”, as is Dajianshan and Siaojianshan.
 
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icon Dajianshan:
  Dajianshan is the most prominent landmark in the Park, and is famous for its different appearances when viewed from different angles. At close range, it looks like a giant slab of rock; but seen from Eluanbi, it takes the form of a tall, sharp peak.
 
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icon Siaowan:
  Siaowan is located to the south of Cingwashih. Its white beaches are great for swimming, and also ideal for diving and observing corals and tropical fish.
 
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icon Kenting Forest Recreation Area:
  Formerly called Kenting Park, Kenting Forest Recreation Area used to be a tropical botanical garden during Japanese occupation. It is home to an abundance of indigenous plants and tropical plants introduced in earlier years. You will also find all sorts of interesting caves and valleys in this area.
 
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icon Sheding Nature Park:
  The area used to belong to the aboriginal Paiwan people. It is covered with coral reef valleys, limestone caves, and grasslands. Cicadas, butterflies, and their host plants are abundant in this region, and the trees stand proud despite the raging winter winds. The east portion of Sheding Nature Park has been set-aside for the Formosan Sika Deer, and is now the center of wildlife research and conservation.
 
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icon Chuanfanshih:
  A piece of coral reef rock that broke off from a nearby tableland, Chuanfanshih looks like a sailing ship from a distance, and resembles the profile of former U.S. President Richard Nixon when viewed up close.
 
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icon Shadao:
  The most beautiful sand beach in Kenting National Park, Shadao runs for 220 meters and is composed of seashell sand (seashell, coral, and forams), with a calcium carbonate percentage of 97.7%. It is one of the many Ecological Protection Areas in the Park, and contains the Shell Beach Exhibition Hall.
 
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icon Eluanbi Park:
  Eluanbi is the southernmost tip of Taiwan, and also the point where the Bashi Channel meets the Pacific Ocean. In Eluanbi Park, you will find huge coral reef rocks, unique coral reef plants, and tropical coastal plants. There is also the famous historical building – the Lighthouse (constructed in 1882), and a 5,000-year-old pre-historic site.
 
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icon Southernmost Tip of Taiwan:
  Taiwan’s southernmost tip is located on the southeast side of Eluanbi Park (Longitude: 120°50’59” E, Latitude: 21°53’58” N). You will find a monument and inscriptions at the point.
 
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icon Longpan:
  A wide grassland lying between Jiae road and the Pacific Ocean, Longpan is a coral limestone tableland with slumping cliffs, caves, and fissures eroded by rainwater. This place is perfect for watching the sunrise, sunset, and the stars.
 
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icon Fongchueisha:
  Hengchun Peninsula has very distinctive dry and wet seasons. Heavy rains in summer wash the sand to the seashore, while strong winds in winter blow the sand back upon the cliffs, thus creating the spectacular view of sand falls, sand rivers, and sand hills.
 
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icon Jialeshuei:
  Originally called Jialuoshuei (Fujianese for “waterfall”), Jialeshuei is an outdoor geology classroom full of oddly shaped rocks carved by strong winds and roaring waves, including rock chessboards, rock marbles, rock potholes, and rock honeycombs.
 
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icon Manjhou:
  Gangkou River, the longest river in Kenting National Park, runs through this area, watering fertile fields along its way. The leeward slopes are scarcely inhabited, and transiting gray-faced buzzards rest in the lush forests every autumn, attracting bird watchers to the nearby Lide Bridge.
 
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icon Chuhuo:
  Chuhuo is part of the Kenting shale, and contains many fissures through which natural gas leaks to the surface and ignites. During the wet season in summer, the fissures are often blocked by mud, thus we recommended that you visit this place during winter and spring when the weather is dry.
 
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