On the way down, we stopped for lunch at a mini-restaurant on the coast. They aren't really a restaurant, but sell hot box lunches that were quite good. They had some tables and chairs to sit and eat while we watched the ocean.
Arriving in the Kenting Forest Recreation Area, we could see this jagged mountain, which is the famous landmark of the park.
Strolling into the park.
"Beware of the poison bees, snakes, and centipedes"
Helen and me in front of one of the unique plants of the area. Apparently, this kind is particularly hard to grow.
The visitor center.
Inside the greenhouse, there were some more native flowers and plants.
A fountain that wasn't turned on. It looks like it would be pretty neat otherwise.
A rock garden.
A mini-cave with some nice stalacmites.
A nice tree with some impressive roots.
A close-up of the roots.
A view of the mountain again.
The observation tower.
From the top of the tower, we could see the southern tip of Taiwan pretty clearly.
Helen in front of the southern tip.
The top of the tower.
Now, driving towards the southern tip of Taiwan, we stopped to take a look at this rock outcropping. It's famous because they say it looks like Nixon's head.
Now at the southern tip, we see the lighthouse.
This is called "Kissing Rock" because the rocks are.
Some people out on the water.
A view north along the coast of Taiwan.
Walking along the path. It's apparent that this area is formed out of a large amount of volcanic rock.
At the lighthouse.
A famous tree where Helen's family and many others like to take pictures.
Helen in front of the water.
Some souvenir sellers along the path.
A view back towards the water.
We stopped at a famous hotel on the drive back for tea. This is the lobby.
And finally, for dinner that night we had some good sushi at a good Japanese restaurant in Kaohsiung.