Secret adventure in fantasy forest

2020.04.05

Secret adventure in fantasy forest - Kenting National Forest Recreation Area


Just a ten-minute drive from Kenting Street, Kenting National Forest Recreation Area is the second national forest recreation area comprising the distinctive scenery of an uplifted coral reef forest and tropical monsoon rainforest. The karst landform is the most impressive highlight, a geological treasure like a Taiwan-version of Tomb Raider that no visitor should miss when visiting Kenting National Forest Recreation Area.
 

Explore Kenting’s unique forest ecosystem, such as its uplifted coral reef forest and limestone terrain.
 
The spot will absolutely subvert your imagination of the forest. The uplifted coral reef inside the park is the result of the earth’s plate motion over five hundred thousand years ago. The original submarine garden was transformed into a peculiar forest that produced rich biodiversity, a monsoon rainforest and karst landscape on the land. Meanwhile, Kenting National Forest Recreation Area is also the one-and-only tropical botanical garden in Taiwan. The unique wavy buttress root of the best-known Looking glass tree, the one-hundred-year-old king of the trees, is a marvelous sight that is rarely seen. Besides, Kenting National Forest Recreation Area is also prolific in other biological resources including butterflies, birds and reptile species. Known as Gray-faced Buzzard, the transit bird that travels to Taiwan every autumn and winter is the most exciting highlight of the park. The two endemic species, Geothelphusa albogilva and Satsuma batanica pancala, are the most common inhabitants of the Hengchun Peninsula. 
 
Kenting National Forest Recreation Area is also the one-and-only tropical botanical garden in Taiwan  In the Lide Community, you can watch the Gray-faced Buzzards hovering above in the sky 〈Photo provider-Roger Rao〉
 
Do not miss your own “geological expedition”. Inside the karst caves such as Fairy Cave and Silver Dragon Cave, visitors can discover and marvel at the geological treasures of stalactites and stalagmites as if going on a Tomb Raider adventure in Taiwan. Come on! A fantastic adventure to southern Taiwan will see you surfing at the beach and exploring the forest. Are you ready for a well-deserved vacation?
 
Fairy Cave  &Silver Dragon Cave   Looking-Glass Mangrove