Yushan National Park is one of the nine national parks in Taiwan and was named after the summit Yushan, the highest peak of the park. The park covers a total of 103,121 hectares including large sections of the Central Mountain Range. The park contains over thirty peaks more than 3,000 meters in elevation, and two-thirds of the area within the park is above 2,000 meters. The elevation difference in the park is 3,600 meters, and there are many canyons, cliffs, and valleys.Because its remote location and entry control, Yushan National Park is not among the most visited national parks in Taiwan. Even so, the park still attracted 1,044,994 visitors in 2015.GeologyTaiwan, which owes its existence to the power of plate tectonics, remains a place of regular seismic activity. Examples of geological features such as fault lines, joints, and folding can be seen throughout Yushan National Park: Great Precipice (大峭壁) — Great Precipice (23.4683339 120.9396649) is located 1.2 km before Paiyun Lodge (排雲山莊) on the Yushan Trail. A precipitous cliff with fossils of ancient marine species and a few wavy marks in the rock can still remind us its oceanic past. Scree slope at the foot of Main Peak Fault scarp in Laonong (荖濃) between Main Peak and Batongguan (八通關) Fuzi Cliff (父子斷崖) and Guanshan Cliff (關山斷崖) The southern Cross Island Highway and Yushan Scenic Highway both offer countless opportunities to witness the area’s special geological features.Make Yushan National Park a centerpiece of your Nantou vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Nantou trip planner .
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東北亞第一高峰#玉山主峰#單攻#在接近冬天剛結束的4月，在梅雨季來臨前，趁著空檔來趟大自然的行程，從半夜1點緩慢攀升，到登山口時天都未亮，只看的到眼前一閃一閃的，那不是星星，是在這孤獨的半夜裡陪伴我們的山友，到了排雲山莊熱情的山友們與親切的莊主，接這是走在懸崖邊的最後一里路，成功登頂，感謝老天爺賞臉，讓我能在這一望無際的天邊，享受與天空.山的豔遇。 more »The first peak of the north, the main peak of Yushan, attack, in April, near the winter, before the rainy season of The Plum, take advantage of the empty journey to nature, slow climb at 1 o'clock in the middle of the night, to the climbing mouth when the day is not bright, only to see a sight, that is not a star, is in this lonely In the middle of the night to accompany our mountain friends, to the mountain friends in the mountains, to meet this is to walk in the last mile of the cliff, successfully climb, feel the heavens, so that I can in this day and sky, enjoy the sky.
Like Ronald's earlier review, we were looking for a day hike and decided to follow the hike they had taken. We took the clockwise option, after the short hike up from the Tataka carpark to the Hemlock... more »
Magnificent view from the summit, highly recommend Yuan fong cabinet if physical condition allowed, best sunset I seen so far after almost 20 hundred-mountain this year.
Beautiful beautiful sceneries of the beautiful Taiwanese mountains.
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