Our first stop was the National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium in Pingtung, the largest aquarium in Taiwan and one of the biggest in Asia.
In front of the aquarium, there is a very popular fountain with full-size whale replicas that kids enjoy playing around.
The aquarium has well designed exhibits that tanks that are artful to look at, not to mention the interesting marine life inside.
At feeding time the fish get frantic.
One of the highlights of the aquarium is walking through the large tanks through tubes. Note the interesting double-reflection on the walkway seen here, and the reflection of a shark.
Some cute tiny fish.
Here's another look at the tube walkway through the tank.
A Baluga Whale passes the time with its hoop.
An interesting mud-dwelling "fish". Is this how primordial life evolved on Earth?
An interesting beastie.
Our next stop was the "Kenting Forest Recreation Area" inside Kenting National Park. It used to be a botanical garden during the Japanese occupation of Taiwan.
My parents pose in front of Cingwashih, a rock formation famous because it looks like a frog about to jump into the ocean.
A view of Dajianshan, the most prominent landmark in the park.
A newly landscaped pond area inside the park. It wasn't there during our last visit to Kenting two years ago.
A pleasant stroll in the park.
A very old and intriguing tree.
Climbing the stairs to higher ground.
Helen at a rock formation.
Venturing into a cave.
Viewing the southern tip of Taiwan from the lookout tower.
Some beautiful light formations cast over Dajianshan.
A look north into the Taiwan wilderness.
Chuanfanshih, a rock formation that resembles the head of Richard Nixon.
The picturesque lighthouse at Eluanbi park, near the southern tip of Taiwan.
A young couple prepares to watch the sunset over the Taiwan Strait.
Our favorite tree.
Helen and her dad check out the craft sellers.
A dog sits by the lighthouse.
More arts and craft sellers.
Hanging out at our hotel near Kenting.