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in September 1982 Total area:
33,289 ha ( land area 18,083 ha; marine area 15,205 ha ) Administrative region:
Situated on the Hengchun peninsula, stretching over Chechen rural township, Hengchun township and Manjhou Rural Township, Pingdong County Landscape and Geology
Kenting National Park has gorgeous terrains and landscapes. Shaped long and narrow, the park extends across the Hengchun Valley Plain from south to north, bisecting the park into an eastern and a western section. The extensive surface of Longluan Lake lies silently at the bottom of the valley. Two extended arm intrude to the ocean southward from the park. The one on the left is Maobitou cape and on the right is Eluanbi cape Along the 70km coastline there are rich landforms, including the strange and delicate coral reef, the pure and fine sandy beech, and the ever-changing sandstone coast. Walking toward the inland, there is a quiet and tranquil lake basin, a precipitous isolated peak and a sea cliff. All these display the rich and varying terrains in Kenting National Park. Flora and Fauna
A wide range of flora is found within the park covering the mountain forest and coastal plain due to the terrains and tropical climate. Plants include a rare coastal forest, a primitive tropical monsoon forest and coral reef plants that fear neither wind nor wave. The flourishing and well-structured plant communities also provide ideal habitats for animals. The rich Flora and fauna make the park a treasure of biology.
Kenting National Park is the first national park in Taiwan particularly to include both marine and terrestrial areas. In the marine area of the park, the Black Current runs across and maintains the annual water temperature at 22-29℃. Also, as there is no emission from the river, and the water is clear and temperate; the park is ideal for its wide range of living organisms. The coral reef is a magnificent underwater palace where colorful coral fishes, shells and algae grow there to form a natural undersea wonder. Historical and Cultural Sites
Besides the rich natural scenic resources, there are many valuable cultural assets in Kenting National Park. Currently, 70 prehistoric sites have been discovered, and the Kenting and Eluanbi prehistoric sites are the most representative.