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  • Bitou Cape
  • Bitou Cape Hiking Trail
  • Overlooking the crystal blue ocean from Bitou Cape Park
  • Bitou Cape Lighthouse

Bitou Cape is one of the Three Capes of North Taiwan, the other two being Fugui Cape, the island's northernmost cape, and Sandiao Cape (Sandiaojiao), its easternmost. Most of the sea-eroded landform types of the entire Northeast Coast are found here, including the sea cliffs, undercut bluffs, and platforms which are more fully developed here than anywhere else in Taiwan. The sea-eroded platforms are thick with mush-room-shaped rocks, honeycomb rock, tofu (bean curd) rock, and marine fossils, all of which make this an outstanding natural geological classroom.

A paved footpath leads off beside the Bitou Elementary School here and onto the cape, giving access to splendid vistas of sea and sky. The path terminates at the tip of the cape and Bitou Cape Lighthouse, which was first constructed in 1896 and was rebuilt in its present form after being destroyed by Allied bombing during World War II.

Travel Information

(Traffic information is subject to change. Please check with the transportation station before departure.)
Transportation:

Nat'l Hwy 1 → Exit at the Badu Interchange → Prov. Hwy 62 → Prov. Hwy 2 → Bitou Cape

Public:

Take the THSR (or the TRA) to Taipei Station, transfer to Kuo-kuang Bus (bound for Yilan and Luodong) to Bitou Cape stop.

Taiwan Tourist Shuttle-Gold Fulong Shuttle Bus

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Last update time: 2019-03-14

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