kenting national park?

Before I left the southern tip of Taiwan, I had to check something with Kenting National Park’s information center. I’d visited the centre when I first arrived, but I was confused because I felt I had missed the national park!

Mt Dajian, Kenting National Park

All along the coast were buildings, in fact, over 400 hotels When I’d gone into places the information center recommended, there were still buildings — food and drink stalls, sometimes a restaurant — which didn’t feel like a national park. But I was reassured that I’d been in the national park. This just wasn’t a national park for only forests, lakes, streams and wildlife.

Like the Fairy Cave Trail in Kenting Forest Recreation Area, this is how I imagined all of a national park looked like