Kenting!!!



Located at the southern tip of Taiwan. According to the locals, Kenting is still a country side area.
Summer holidays with white sandy beach, blue blue sky, beautiful corals &
 fresh seafood with the super crowded street food when the night hits ~



Decided to book a tour the next day to travel around Kenting ~
First Stop, Kenting National Park ~
Straddling Taiwan’s southern tip and bounded by sea on three sides, 
lured by its warm tropical climate and magnificent white-sand beaches,
the national park attracts million of visitors each year.
Didnt walk too far up as we still have a lot of places to go later ~


Standing on this 7th storey high viewing tower, facing the taiwan straits ~


About 4 km down the south of Sheding Park, on the edge of the coastal coral reefs,
a boulder stands erect in the sea. From a far, it looks like a departing sailing ship,
hence the name Sail Rock. It is composed of 18 meter-high coral
reefs that rolled down from the nearby plateau.


Sand Island (Shadao), covering an area of about 3 hectares, is a 220-meter stretch of glittering seashell beach designated as an ecological conservation zone; one cannot enter (including diving or swimming) without the permission from the Kengting National Park Headquarters.


 


Eluanbi Park, with its well-known lighthouse, voted as one

of the "Eight the Scenic Spots in Taiwan" covers an area of 59 hectares and has
the terrain of coral limestone. The park hosts about 240 species of plants and
also serves as the best viewing site for the large group of red-tailed shrikes
in transit. The Lighthouse is 21.4m high and equipped with a large fourth order
Fresnel lamp that has the luminosity of 1.8 million candlelight & the range of 20 nautical miles,rotating its light every 30s. Today, it is called "The Light of East Asia" because
its intensity is the most powerful among the lighthouses in Taiwan.



Facing the Pacific Ocean, the western area is comprised of the Hengchun Terrace and the coral reef cliffs, while underneath are the skirt-like coral reefs.
Long Pan is a coral limestone tableland with landscapes eroded by rainwaters.
The wide grassland is perfect for watching various beautiful scenes, such as the winding coasts, slumping cliffs, sunrises, sunsets, and shining stars.
It is the grand lanscape that nature carves!

Located aside Jia-E highway on Hengchun Peninsula was use as a
MV for Jay Chow Ulekeke song ~

Tummy was growling, hence the smell of seafood is nearby =p
Houbihu Marina




 
We went on to Ah-Jia house, that was used to film Cape.No 7,
a 2008 taiwanese romance comedic music-drama film which won many awards.



We pop by HengChung town which is the southernmost township in Taiwan.
Hengchun is also the only urban township in the southern part of Pingtung County.
Hengchun has a land area of 136.7630 square kilometers and has a population of 30,859.
It also has some of the famous or one and only dessert store set up here.


Baisha Bay, famed for its delicate white sands, is located along the Coastal Scenic Route.
Its 40-meters-wide beach stretches for about 500m and boasts a diversity of marinetime activities.



     Guanshan (Mt. Guan), also known as Gaoshanyan, is 152-meter high and the best spot for overlooking the entire Hengchun Peninsula and viewing the spectacular sunset. The whole region is formed by the uplifted coral reefs, and according to the carbon isotope dating, these reefs rise at the rate of about 5 mm per year, in other words, Guanshan was under the ocean 30,000 years ago. One could literally feel the "transformations of the world" when standing on the top of the mountain. A huge reef sits on the top of the mountain, folks called it the "flying stone" because nobody knew where it came from, yet, its unwavering status constantly provides a popular photography subject for tourists.

Till the next holiday!


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