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Kenting National Park, commonly known as Kenting, is Taiwan's oldest and southernmost national park on the main island, covering approximately 181 square kilometres. The park is rich with scenic mountain and beach views, coral coast and sandstone caves, and is one of the filming locations of Ang Lee’s Life of Pi.
Within the Kenting area, there's an abundance of places to explore, such as Sheding Nature Park. This scenic area features rock formations formed from ancient coral reefs, limestone caves and hosts 329 species of plants and animals. The place used to be settlement area of the Paiwan People, the 2nd largest indigenous group.
Maobitou is the southernmost tip of Taiwan with a distance of 3.5 km away from White Sand Bay (Baisha Beach) on the southeast corner of the Hengchun Peninsula. Being one of the must-visit tourist attractions in Kenting area, the scenic area features a giant piece of coral jutting out the sea. Notably, the sunset views here at Maobitou are one of the eight notable sceneries of Hengchun.
Another popular spot is the Oluanpi Lighthouse, located on the southernmost point of Taiwan. Also known as "The Light of East Asia", its light is the most intense of those on Taiwan. The first construction finished during the Qing Dynasty in 1883 with the help of an English architect.
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