Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Yushan National Park Taiwan

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Beautiful Yushan National Park is situated in the Central Mountain Range of Taiwan. The park is centering on Jade Mountain Main Peak. The park covers a huge area of over 105,000 hectares spread out over the four counties of Nantou, Chiayi, Kaohsiung and Hualien. It is a classic subtropical mountainous national park. 

The park includes many habitats ranging from broadleaf forest at lower altitudes to mixed forest, coniferous forest, bamboo, and lastly, at the highest elevations, waist-high arrow bamboo, clumps of conifers, and bare rocky outcrops.

The park also has wide range of flowers which includes azaleas, which flourish in spring, and many colorful alpine blossoms. Yushan National Park is home to a great variety of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and butterflies. Yushan Peaks Trail, Batongguan Japanese Era Cross Hill Trail, Three Mountains of Southern Cross-Island Highway and Guan Mountain Trail, Southern Section Two Trail, Xinkang Mountain Trail and Mabolasi Crossing Trail are the famous trials for hike here. Many Travellers come to hike and walk in these tracks.

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