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Yushan National Park, Nantou

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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 973,821 visitors in 2011.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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  • Many groups tours for sun rise but we avoid the crowd by driving through the mountains ourselves around mid day, although it was raining and foggy, amazing experience. 
  • Upon hearing of the highest mountain in Taïwan (3952m), we wanted to go up Yushan/Jade Mtn. The view from up there is breath-taking and very much worth the hassle. The uphill is somewhat but the path ...  more »
  • 3900-meter Jade Mountain Jade Mountain National Park. I drove the Northern management area was moved from the driver's level of difficulty is very high. Due to the steep incline with the bend, narrow road. This is from the mountain climbing: administrative offices are demanding to be cleared. And you have to be careful, even altitude sickness. Recently booked in just a few months ago on the Internet because the Internet end of Mount reservations are essential. Accommodation in Yap.
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  • Climbing Yushan in one day was a very challenging but also unforgettable experience! I'd recommend it to anyone... as long as you are fit!
  • 这个地方实在是太美了。
  • Great place to camp but watch out for the lightning.
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  • 還可以更認真推光台灣的山區活動