The four furthest directional points in Taiwan are some of the most beautiful places in the country, and they should definitely be part of every Taiwan traveler's bucket list, or stops along your round-island trip. Each of them has a lighthouse, and all of them lie near the ocean.
The four furthest directional points in Taiwan are as follows:
1. Most Northern point: Fugui Cape Lighthouse, New Taipei (富貴角燈塔, 新北市, 台灣東北極點)
2. Most Eastern point: Sandiao Cape Lighthouse, New Taipei (三貂角燈塔, 新北市, 台灣東極點)
3. Most Southern Point, Eluanbi Lighthouse, Pingtung (鵝鑾鼻燈塔, 屏東, 台灣南極點)
4. Most Western points: Guosheng Lighthouse, Tainan (國聖燈塔, 台南, 台灣西極點).
Please see below for a map of the four points:
Here we will introduce each point in detail.
Fugui Cape 富貴角
Fugui Cape is the northernmost point on the main island of Taiwan, in Shimen District of Taipei. Nearby you can find hiking and biking trails, as well as some breathtaking beaches and coastline. It is definitely worth a trip for anyone in Taiwan...(read more)
Sandiaojiao Lighthouse (三貂角燈塔)
The lighthouse is a nice place to relax. Sandiaojiao Lighthouse (三貂角燈塔), also known as the Santiago Cape Lighthouse, built in 1935 by the Japanese. You cannot go inside, but you can enjoy the views from the top o the hill there and the museum inside...(read more)
You can also see our YouTube video of the area above.
Guosheng Lighthouse 國聖燈塔
Guosheng Lighthouse is the most western point of the main island of Taiwan. It looks like an electricity transmission tower and is surrounded by sand dunes. It’s deep in rural Tainan's Taijiang National Park, but it’s worth the trip...(read more)
You can also check out our Youtube video of the area above.
Eluanbi Cape Lighthouse 鵝鑾鼻燈塔
Eluanbi Lighthouse is a nice place to relax on the very southern tip of Taiwan in Kenting National Park. It is surrounded by grassy park and hiking trails through tropical forests with coral rocks. It is also within walking distance the most southern tip of the island of Taiwan on Cape Eluanbi. It is a must visit place for travelers to Taiwan...(read more)
You can also check out our drone footage of the area above.
Other Furthest Points in Taiwan 其他台灣東西南北極點
Actually, there are many more of the "furthest directional points in Taiwan" depending on how you want to count it. You can check out the Wikipedia article on the subject here. Here are a few lists of other furthest directional points in Taiwan.
Furthest Directional Points of Area Controlled by the ROC 中華民國實際統治領域東西南北極點
Furthest Directional Points of Area Claimed by the ROC 中華民國主權要求領域東西南北極點
The history and geography of the ROC is another story. For now, let's just stick with the four lighthouses on the main island of Taiwan. They are easy enough to get to.
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