By TTNews Reporter Chiu, Wei-Cheng
TAINAN, TAIWAN (TTNews) – Taijiang National Park is located in the southwest of Taiwan. The park covers an area of over 39,310 hectares. Overall the park’s planned area stretches from the southern sea wall of Chingshan Fishing Harbor to the south bank of Yanshui River, which is mostly public coastal land. The boundaries of the park measures approximately 20.7 kilometers north to south. Taijing National Park is officially designated as the 8th national park in Taiwan on December 28, 2009.
Taijiang National Park, named after the Taijiang Inland Sea of ancient Taiwan, encompasses a rich variety of special and natural resources such as marine, wildlife, history, culture, wetland ecology, etc. Tidal land is one of the most distinctive features of the park’s coastal landscape, as well as the earliest developed area while the Han migrates from China first settled in the Taijiang area.
As for the part of natural landscape, currently there are four important wetland locations within the area of the Taijiang National Park, including international grade wetlands: the Zengwun Estuary Wetland and the Sihcao Wetland and also national grade wetlands: the Cigu Salt Field Wetland and the Yanshuei Estuary Wetland. As a result of the high productivity of wetlands, these locations attract over hundred marine wild creatures, such as shells, fish, crabs, etc., which live and breed here. .
Not only do these wetlands provide a habitat for various wildlife, rare birds, like the black-faced spoonbill also reside here, offering bird-loving fans a perfect spot for engaging in bird-watching activities. Rich marine wildlife resources and diverse land ecological resources are also part of the park’s charm.
In the most important aspect of humanities and history, Taijiang National Park will be the first national park which the local government initiated. Many Han migrates from China crossed the black ditch (also known as the Taiwan Straits) and then settled in the Taijiang area in the first place. Thus, Taiwan’s history and its ocean culture are inseparable.
For further details about Taijiang National Park, please welcome to visit the official site of National Parks of Taiwan directly.