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Jade Mountain: Asia's Best-Kept Secret

Jade Mountain offers more than an impressive view

February 3

Without a doubt, Taiwan is a beautiful, mountainous island. But among all the island's natural wonders, Jade Mountain(玉山) really stands out.

A world of natural wonder

At 3,952 meters, Jade Mountain is the highest peak in northeastern Asia and the central feature of Yushan National Park(玉山国家公园). A natural treasure, the park contains the island's largest wilderness area ─ a wealth of mountains, forests and wildlife. As you ascend any of the park's mountains, the climate and ecology change from warm and subtropical to a chilly alpine zone.

Within the park, hikers can glimpse Formosan rock monkeys, deer, wild boar and even the rare Formosan black bear. The park is also a cultural center for the Bunun(布农族) aboriginal people, who still live throughout the area today.

On a recent visit to the park, I was able to climb Jade Mountain. The climb to the top can take up to three days to hike and covers plenty of rough, steep terrain. Fortunately, the park provides hikers with free cabins, some of which have solar-powered lights and, in one case, showers.

 

玉山:亚洲最鲜为人知的秘境

玉山所拥有的不只是瑰丽美景

February 3

毫无疑问,台湾是一座山峦层层的美丽岛屿, 但是在宝岛的所有自然奇景当中,玉山的确脱颖而出。

自然奇景,别有洞天

三千九百五十二公尺高的玉山,是东北亚的最高峰,也是玉山国家公园的主要特色。 玉山国家公园是座自然瑰宝,包含宝岛最大的荒野区──拥有大量山脉、森林及野生物。登上国家公园内的任何一座山,会发现气候和生态从温暖及亚热带逐渐转变成寒冷的高山地带。

在国家公园里,健行客可以瞥见台湾猕猴、鹿、野猪,甚至稀有的台湾黑熊的踪迹。玉山国家公园堪称原住民布农族的文化中心,族人至今依然散居于这整片地区。

我最近去玉山国家公园,登上了玉山。通往山顶的小径可能要多达三天才能走完,而且一路上会经过许多高低不平的陡峭地带。幸好公园提供登山客免费的小木屋过夜,有些备有太阳能电灯,有座还附有淋浴设备。

 

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