Yushan National Park

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  • Phone:+886 49 277 3121
  • Address:Xinyi Township, Nantou County 556, Taiwan (R.O.C.) View on Map
Yushan National Park covers Nantou, Chiayi, Kaohsiung, and Hualien Counties on the main island of Taiwan. It's Taiwan's largest national park, with a total of 103,121.4 hectares. Formerly established as Xingao Alishan National Park during the Japanese occupation era, it features the remains of Batongguan Historic Trail built under the leadership of Shen Baozhen during the Qing Dynasty. The park is located in the center of Taiwan and is home to many metamorphic rocks. The rocks include black schist, green schist, and marble, and they are all subjected to uplifting due to the compression of tectonic plates. The mountains here are even more towering. In addition to large cliffs, there are lakes, waterfalls, canyons, bare rocks, and precipices everywhere. There's subtropical, temperate, and even polar climate forests here as well. Ecological resources are abundant, with a total of four forest vegetation zones: tropical, warm, temperate, and cold. According to a survey within Yushan National Park there's 17 gymnosperms, 984 angiosperms, 238 ferns, 177 mosses. During Yushan's famed flowering season, bridalwreath spirea, madamfate, and Taiwan rhododendron bloom from March until April, foxglove, red rhododendron, and Yushan rhododendron bloom from April until May, French chrysanthemum bloom from May until July, from May until October there's alpine grasslands and shady groundsel, red maples, alpine silvergrass, and sea of clouds can be found from October until November, while from December until March of the following year, you can admire the white snow. There's a total of 17 reptiles in the park, and 410 species of bred butterflies. Of the 12 species of amphibians, of which 10 do not have tails. Included amongst these reptiles is the Taiwan salamander, a valued tailed amphibian in Taiwan. It's also an important evidence that Taiwan once experienced the ice age. 
Yushan's main peak is the tallest peak in Taiwan, and with an altitude of 3,952 meters, it is also one of Taiwan's Baiyues. It is a proud point of Taiwanese heritage. It's also an living area for the Bunun and Tsou tribes, and preshistoric relics such as stone tools and pottery have been discovered nearby. The Yushan National Park Management Office is equipped with audiovisual rooms. exhibition rooms, ecological interpretation halls, sales vendors, and more. The audiovisual room broadcasts 5 multimedia shows everyday, The exhibition room displays all sorts of national parks globally, Taiwanese national parks, tectonic plate movements, water circulation on Earth, river ecology, and sustainable use. Also set up here is the country's first bicycle system, allowing visitors to reduce carbon usage while being close to nature.  Yushan National Park Management Office, Tajia Recreation Area, Meishan Recreation Area, and Walami-Nan'an Recreation Area are divided into four tourist centers, and provide various forms of media appreciation, consultation, and explanation services. Yushan National Park's trails are the Walami Hiking Trail, Batongguan Yunlong Waterfall Trail, Lulinshan Trail, Linzhishan Trail, and Dongpu Trail. First class national monuments are located on these trails for you to appreciate. Visitors who are interested in hiking these trails need to first apply for a permit first. They should also be aware of the dangers and risks that come with hiking and mountain climbing in the wild. Pay attention to physical health in order to avoid the occurence of mountain sickness. 


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