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Yushan National Park, Shuili

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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.
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  • We went here for our Mt. Jade hike as completion of my Asia trilogy. The mountain is beautiful. We were very fortunate about the weather as it did not rain and there is sea of clouds. The number of...  more »
  • 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...  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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