空中英语教室：20110204 MP3在线课程 Jade Mountain: Asia's Best-Kept Secret
Becoming a park
Jade Mountain hasn't always been a major tourist destination. The area has long been inhabited by the Bunun tribe and has occasionally been the site of violent conflict. Today, several of the park's attractions serve to remind us of the area's difficult past. The Batongguan Trail（八通关古道）, which crosses the park, was built by soldiers trying to gain control of the area. Visitors can also stop at the Kesipanan Monument（喀西帕南纪念碑）, near the park's Nanan Walami Visitor Center（南安瓦拉米游客中心）. The monument was built in memory of the Bunun warriors, who fought against the Japanese during the colonial period.
When the Japanese did take control, they logged the region heavily, leaving many areas nearly bare of trees. It wasn't until Jade Mountain was found to be higher than Japan's Mt. Fuji that the area's fame grew. Taiwanese and Japanese hikers have flocked to the area ever since.
Eventually the park gained an even broader following. In fact, Jade Mountain is currently one of28 finalists in the New7 Wonders of Nature contest.