Eluanbi Lighthouse

Kenting National Park

Kenting's best-known landmark – a still-functioning lighthouse built in the 1880s – is at Eluanbi Cape, the southernmost end of Taiwan's Central Mountain Range and inside Eluanbi Park. The park, open 24 hours, is a part of Kenting Forest Recreation Area and is served by a separate entrance. Eluanbi Park has hiking trails running through vines and past huge coral rocks, as well as a coastal walkway and lookout points.

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