After a night stay in Kaoshiong on the day of arrival in Taiwan, we headed further south to Kenting National Park in the next morning.
Getting there, good to know.
It is good to know on how the Taiwanese name their highways. Roads that are connecting west to the east would be even numbered. For north-south connection, one shall follow odd numbered highway.
So, if you are coming from Kaoshiong, you will need to head south east to get to the most southern tip of Taiwan.
A quick google would show us the exact route that we need to take to get there. (Click here or the map above for the Google map link). We traveled through the highway #88 followed by highway #1 (See pink circle on map). The whole journey would take you about 2 hours.
Also, in the map above, the red circle shows where the Taiwan High Speed Rail station is located. You may take bus from the HSR Station as well if you do not plan to drive.
Kenting is now accessible via the newly built HSR, or High Speed Rail which connects Taipei with Zuoying, Kaohsiung. The total travel time from Taipei to Kaohsiung via HSR is approximately 90 mins. After arrival in Zuoying, exit the station and head outside where there is a bus stop. Line 88 bus to Kenting operates 24 hours/day, so getting back to the HSR on time is no problem.
Quoted from Wikipedia
Into the national park!
If you would like to see natural landscape and scenery, the east coast of Taiwan is the place to be. For nature lover, Kenting is definitely a favourite to pay a visit to.
For cityscape, the west coast of Taiwan is the place to be in, Kaoshiong, Tainan, Taichung, Taipei and so on.
白沙湾 （Bai Sha Wan). Kenting White Sand Bay. One of many beaches in Kenting. There are quite a number of water sports activities available here. (Google map)
Standing at a cliff overlooking the Philippine Sea near Kenting weather radar station. The scenery is astonishing looking at the vast expense of hilly green and crystal clear sea water. (Google map)
船帆石 (Sail Rock). This is definitely a must-take photograph if you have been to Kenting. (Google map)
At the end of the nuclear power station’s water drainage system into the sea in Hengchun Township, Pingtung County. The hot water coming out from the nuclear power plant needs to flow for a certain distance to disperse the intense heat in it before it is channeled into the sea. (Google map)
Boat docks near the nuclear power station and wind farm (background) in Hengchun Township, Pingtung County (Google map)
These are the few photos that basically wrap up things that I have seen in Kenting, of course, to get into the details on what is happening in the entire day, see Wendy’s posting! To see my album for Taiwan trip, click here.Social tagging: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L > Canon EOS 5D MK II > 白沙湾， 垦丁 > 船帆石 > kenting > taiwan > zuoying HSR > 台湾