Eluanbi Park was famous for its lighthouse built with a moat and loopholes for cannons to ward off Taiwan’s original inhabitants — protesting aborigines against Chinese invasion. It was built in 1882, but there were far better sights to see along the trails that criss-crossed the promontory.
In the 1950s a stone slab coffin was discovered from the Paleolithic period as well as other cultural relics which dated humans living in the area as far back as 6500 years. Although none of these relics were on site, as I walked along the trails I could imagine people once lived in some of the caves and under outcrops of rocks I passed.
With over 200 different species of plants, and an abundance of rock formations such as Kissing Rock by the coast, this place proved to be more than I had expected.