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Taiwan National Parks - 2

Taiwan National Parks: Beyond Urban Borders

Taiwan offers a large number of national parks for visitor's enjoyment.  From stunning seascapes to mountain vistas, coral atolls and more, you will find a world of enjoyment in this island nation.  Getting off the beaten path and out of the urban centers of Taiwan will show you the true beauty of the nation.


Shei-Pa National Park is rich in mountain beauty.  Visitors will find numerous rivers and creeks to explore, secluded valleys and primeval forests, as well.  Strange animals and plants are found only in this region, endemic to the island and nowhere else in the world.  Numerous types of forest grow in the park, from high alpine to rain forest.  Visitors will also enjoy more than 51 peaks rising more than 3,000 meters.  Visitors should be aware that much of the land in the park is designated for limited human use, limiting the number of visitors to some areas within the park.


Kinmen National park is located on an island off the west coast of Taiwan and is home to incredible birdlife.  Historical ruins dot this national park, offering a look into the deep past of the nation; battlefield monuments, preserved traditional villages and unique architecture make this island worth a trip any time.  The Guningtou Battle Museum and the August 23rd Artillery Battle Museum are both located on the island and give visitors a look into the war-torn past of the nation.


Yangmingshan National Park is the most northerly park on the main island of Taiwan.  Mt Tatun, Mt Chihising and Mt Shamao are the three most well known peaks in the park, offering numerous ways to enjoy the area.  The park enjoys a definitive tropical climate, with a defined monsoon season. 

Travel to the park during the monsoon season is discouraged, especially for foreign travelers.  However, during the rest of the year, the park is a fantastic place to explore.  The "grass mountain" area offers you rolling hills, smaller peaks than some of the other parks in Taiwan and a proximity to Taipei that can't be beat.

Taiwan is dedicated to preserving their natural resources and beauty; most parks have strict limitations on the number of people visiting at one time, as well as land use within the parks.  Several parks have areas, which are restricted from use completely.  In addition, the nation has embraced the Leave No Trace campaign and enforces those rules strictly.

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