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Shanping Ecological Recreation Area

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Situated between Maolin and Liugui Districts of Kaohsiung City at an altitude of 750 m at the southernmost tip of Central Mountain Range and currently governed by Liugui branch of the Forestry Research Institute, Shanping boasts a complete forest ecological system and is an important bird-watching area in southern Taiwan. Hence the name "Birdwatchers' Paradise." there are a total of 134 bird species here, the residents of which make up two third of that of the total number on the entire island.

 

The four original tasks of workstation of Shanping are:

  1. Shanping Nursery Garden is an important place for growing seedlings.
  2. The sunbathing field for Cinchona.
  3. Arboretums.
  4. The most important forestry research base in southern Taiwan with experiment and research projects still underway that serves as a post for researchers to rest their feet and exchange results of their studies.

In Shanping, there are slate houses, bamboo arboretum, arboretum, nanmu exhibit (Phoebe nanmu), landscape plants exhibition area nursery garden, deciduous trees exhibit zone, Cinnamomum kanehirae Clonal Orchard, botanical garden in the Tengchuan area, and stream ecology exhibit zone. In addition, there are a total of 139 species of butterflies here, so don't miss it.

Travel Information

(Traffic information is subject to change. Please check with the transportation station before departure.)
TEL:
+886-7-689-1648
Address:
Shanping Forest Road, Maolin Ln., Maolin District, Kaohsiung City
Longitude/Latitude:
120.678885/22.967995
Web:
Shanping Ecological Recreation Area Links
Transportation:

Nat'l Hwy 3 → Yanchao System Interchange (Take the Exit toward Qishan) → Nat'l Hwy 10 → Qishan End Interchange → Qiping 1st Rd. → Prov. Hwy 28 → Xinwei Bridge → Prov. Hwy 27 → Shanping Forest Path → Shanping Forest Ecological Science Park

Public:

By Air:

  1. From Taipei International Airport fly to Kaohsiung on Mandarin Airlines.
  2. From Hualien Airport fly to Kaohsiung on Mandarin Airlines.
    Kaohsiung International Airport

THSR:
Take the THSR to Zuoying Station.

※No public transport takes visitors directly to Shanping. Going there by car is advisable.

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