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What are the Criteria and Resource Features of a National Park in Taiwan?


According to Article 6 of the National Park Law, the criteria for the selection of national parks include:

1. Areas having unique landscapes, significant ecological systems, or habitats with biodiversity that are representative of the country’s natural heritage;

2. Areas having an important cultural heritage or historical sites, as well as natural and human environments that have a rich cultural or educational significance. Such areas are important in terms of cultivating national identity and require long-term preservation efforts by the nation;

3. Areas with natural recreational resources and unusual features that may serve as tourist destinations and leisure activity venues for the public.

Currently, our nation has a total of 8 national parks each with distinct resources and features: Kenting, Yushan, Yangmingshan, Taroko, Shei-Pa, Kinmen, Dongsha Atoll and Taijiang. For more information, please refer to Introduction on the Features of National Parks in Taiwan