Have you ever seen a movie called “Cape No.7”? The movie was the hottest movie in Taiwan in 2018. Story began with a singer who back to his hometown and be a post officer then he receives a love letter can’t be delivery with unconfirmed address. Besides the story, the movie did show the beauty of Pingtung where is in the southern Taiwan made Pingtung become a sightseeing spot. Most of the pictures on the postcard are the scenes in this movie. This time, let me show you how beautiful that Pingtung is.
Eluanbi Park was created in 1982 to provide an appropriate venue for people coming to visit Taiwan’s southernmost point and one of the peninsula’s most notable landmarks, the Eluanbi Lighthouse, also called “The Light of East Asia.” The Eluanbi lighthouse is seen to be the most prominent and outstanding attractions which is located at Taiwan’s southernmost point, also known as “Taiwan’s Tail”. It stands 21.4 meters high and is reputedly the brightest lighthouse in Asia.
The park is a coral reef limestone terrain and it covers an area of 59 hectares. Within the park there are a number of recreational facilities and a wide range of interesting geological, botanical, and ornithological features. The trails in the park are alike the maze. No matter where you go, you can get a surprise from the nature. Every views you see are marvelous and amazing. Not only for the scenery, the archaeologists once found that there are remaining of prehistoric culture which means you can also learn about the history of ancient Taiwan. Sounds awesome, right?
Opening Hours｜07:00-17:30/From Apr. to Sep.06:30-18:30
Tickets｜NT$60 for adult, NT$30 for children
Address｜No.90, Dengta Rd., Hengchun Township, Pingtung County, Taiwan
TAIWAN INDIGENOUS PEOPLS CULTURE PARK
The Taiwan Indigenous Culture Park, located in Pingtung County in southern Taiwan, is 24 kilometers away from Pingtung City, and it takes ten minutes’ drive from the Changzhi off –ramp on Formosa Freeway. The Park lies across the Ailiao River between Majia Township and Sandimen Township. The large and spacious park is located in a mountainous area of 145 to 220 meters above sea level, and therefore the natural scenery here is beautiful and diverse.
The culture park is established in 1985 and it covers an area of 82 hectares. The park displays the culture of the 16 aborigines of Taiwan being the largest and most valuable field museum in Taiwan. There are 4 sections in the park, among these four, there are two parts completely present the style of the tribes. There is also a hiking trail in the park for you experiencing the atmosphere and the environment of the life where our natives live.
Opening Hours｜08:30-17:00(Closed on Mon.)
Tickets｜NT$150 for full-price/NT$80 for students,soldiers, and policemen only/Free for over 65, the disabled, and children below 110 cm
Address｜No.104, Majia Township, Pingtung County, Taiwan
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MARINE BIOLOGY & AQUARIUM
With the theme of marine, the museum covers a large area and is divided into three exhibition halls: Water of Taiwan, Coral Kingdom Pavilion and Water of the World. It’s the must-go spot in the graduation trip of Taiwanese student. In front of the halls are 2 water square, you can take a rest and have fun there. After entering the Coral Kingdom Pavilion, you may dive slowly around the enormous cylindrical tanks, and continue on to partake in an 80 meter underwater tunnel tour to explore the amazing undersea scenery.
The most interesting activity here is “Sleep overnight”. Just like what comes up in your mind! You can sleep beside the fish tanks. If you are lucky, you can also see the beluga. Before going to bed, professional guides will lead you to know the story of this museum. You may go upstairs to the feeding area, see the working space, and feed marine life by yourself. There are also special activities for visitors, intertidal zone observation, extra Open Ocean feeding show and breakfast time for beluga. Isn’t it interesting?
Opening Hours｜Weekday 09:00-17:30
Opening Hours｜In Jul. and Aug., weekday 09:00-18:00/weekend 08:00-18:00
Tickets｜NT$450 for adult, NT$250 for children under 6 and free for under 3
Sleepover｜NT$2,380 for adult, NT$1,090 for children under 6, and free for under 3
Address｜NO.2 Houwan Rd., Checheng Township, Pingtung County, Taiwan
FANGLIAO-F3 RAILWAY ART VILLAGE
This place is sometimes been neglected by people and visitors but actually there are some stories for you to explore in this art village. Fangliao was once a forest, people from China in Qing dynasty move to this place and made this place develop. All the history, culture and local features are related to the development of train station. So in 1996, some young people decided to display their artistic works in the old warehouse near the train station. Soon the government paid attention to this place and turn here into an art village. Nowadays, there are land arts, installation arts, drama performance, bronze sculpture art,etc. in the village. If you want to know more about Fanliao history, the railway art village always welcomes you.
Opening Hours｜08:00-17:00(Closed on Mon.)
Address｜NO.15 Chuyun Rd., Fanliao Township, Pingtung County, Taiwan
DONGGANG NIGHT MARKET
When you come to Taiwan, you must give a try to the night market! Never say that you have been to Taiwan if you never go to a night market! Not only for the traditional culture, Donggang is also a famous place with local delicacies. So if you want to try some cuisines, come to Donggang night market! The 3 most famous things in this night market are Bluefin tuna, Sakura shrimp and Oilfish. Next time if you come to Taitung, don’t forget to give it a try!
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Thanks to National Museum of Marine Biology & Aquarium for the content sharing.
Thanks to Tourism Bureau, Republic of China (Taiwan) for the content sharing.
Thanks to Taiwan Indigenous Culture Park for the content sharing.