Taiwan has eight National Parks. They are beautiful and serene and makes exploring Taiwan interesting and fun.
1. Kenting National Park
Kenting National Park is a very popular destination with tourists and the Taiwanese. Kenting National Park was first established in 1984 and has a beautiful beach area and tropical forest. The land area is 17,731 hectares.
Official Website: Kenting National Park
If your staying in Kenting, there are many affordable and comfortable hotels – Kenting Hotels
Kenting National Park Headquarters Contact:No.596, Kenting Road, Hengchun Township, Pingtung County , Taiwan (R.O.C) Tel: +886-(8)-8861321? Free Tel: 0800861321 Fax: +886-(8)-8862047
2. Yushan National Park
Yushan National Park is the largest in land area out of all the National Parks in Taiwan (105,490 hectares). Located in the middle of Taiwan.
The park houses many animals such as birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and butterflies. If your lucky, you may be able to see the Formosan black bear and the Taiwan monkey. Beautiful flowers and lovely colourful alpine blossoms can be seen.
Located in central Taiwan, covering Jhuorensi rural township in Hualien County, Taoyuan rural township in Kaohsiung County, Sinyi rural township, Nantou County and Alishan rural township and Chaiyi County.
Official Website: Yushan National Park
Yushan National Park Headquarters Contact: 300 Jhongshan Road Section 1, Sinyi Township, Nantou County, Taiwan 55304 Service hours: 8:30-17:00 Tel: +886-49-2773-121 Fax: +886-49-2348-274
3. Yangmingshan National Park
Yangmingshan National Park is the smallest park in terms of land area (11,456 hectares). The park is located in the north of Taiwan. The park has volcanic geography and hot springs.
The beautiful mountains and the perfect summer weather make this park attractive to visitors. The Datun Recreation area is a volcanic area.
Official Website: Yangmingshan National Park
Hotels near Yangmingshan National Park – Taipei Hotels
Yangmingshan National Park Headquarters Contact: Jhuzihhu Road, Beitou District, Yangmingshan, Taipei City 11292, Taiwan (R.O.C.) Tel: +886-2-2861-3601 Fax: +886-2-2861-1504
4. Taroko National Park
Taroko National Park is famous for its marble canyons and lush mountains. Taroko National Park has an area of 92,000 hectares. It is the second largest National Park in Taiwan. Special flora and fauna can be found here.
Taroko National Park has impressive natural waterfalls such as Pai Yang Waterfall and Yin Tai Waterfall.
Heren Pebble Beach is worth a visit. There are small and large stones on the sand beach. The large rocks on Heren Beach are good for climbing but beginners should go with an instructor.
Official Website: Taroko National Park
If your planning a trip to Taroko National Park, find a nearby hotel and check prices – Hualien Hotels
Taroko National Park Headquarters Contact: 291, Fushih Village, Sioulin Township 97253, Hualien County, Taiwan, R.O.C.Tel:+886-3-8621100~6 Fax: +886-3-8621497
5. Shei-Pa National Park
Shei-Pa National Park is located at the border of Hsinchu, Miaoli and Taichung. Shei-Pa National Park is famous for the Formosan landlocked salmon (Oncorhychus masou formosanum). It is Taiwan’s fifth National Park and the total land area measures 76,850 hectares. The Park was established in 1992.
The mountain scenery is impressive and beautiful. There are several mountains that can be seen at Shei-Pa National Park. Shei Mountain is the second highest mountain in Taiwan measuring 3,886 metres in height.
Official Website: Sheipa National Park
Sheipa National Park Headquarters Contact: 100 Shueiweiping, Fusing Village, Dahu Township, Miaoli County,36443, Taiwan (R.O.C.) Tel: +886-37-996100 Fax: +886-37-996302
6. Kinmen National Park
Kinmen National Park is situated just off the coast of Mainland China. Kinmen Island is quite small but is well known. The land area is the smallest out of all the National Parks in Taiwan – 3,780 hectares.
Kinmen National Park was established in 1995. It was closed off from tourists because of the reputation of the park being an island fortress and defending against Communism. However, recently the park has been re-opened to tourists.
Official Website: Kinmen National Park
Kinmen National Park Headquarters Contact: No. 460, Sec. 2, Boyu Road, Jinning Shiang, Kinmen, Taiwan 892, R.O.C. Tel: +886-82-313100 Fax: +886-82-313134
7. Dongsha Atoll Marine National Park
Dongsha Atoll is located in the North of the South China Sea. It was established on January 17, 2007. Land area measures 353,667.95 hectares.
The park has a rich marine life with only 174 hectares of land area. The coral reefs are amazing and the bio-diversity is high. This makes Dongsha Atoll Marine National Park an interesting place to visit.
Official Website: Dongsha Atoll National Park
Marine National Park Headquarters Contact:No.24, Demin Road, Nanzih District, Kaohsiung City 811, Taiwan (R.O.C.) Tel : +886-7-3601898 Fax: +886-7-3601839
Business Hours: 8:30 am ~ 5:30 pm Monday ~ Friday
8. Taijiang National Park
Taijiang National Park is located on the southwest coast of Taiwan. It was recently established in 2009. The total land area is 39,310 hectares, of which land accounts for 4,905 hectares. As a visitor there is plenty to see from mangrove forests to ecological and scenic attractions. Diverse flora and animals can be seen.
Taijiang National Park has four main wetland areas: Zengwen River mouth wetlands, Sicao wetlands, Qigu Salt fields wetlands and Yanshui River wetlands.
Official Website: Taijiang National Park
Taijiang National Park Headquarters Contact: No.2, Chengping Road, Anping District, Tainan City , Taiwan 70841 (R.O.C.) Tel:+886-6-3910000 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Business Hours: 08:30 am – 5:30 pm Monday ~ Friday