Since the South Link Highway opened last year, the Gangzai to Syuhai section of Provincial Highway No. 26 in Pingtung County has become one of the top destinations in southeastern Taiwan.
There is a large variety of landscapes to experience along the Pacific coastline, including an indigenous village, gravel beaches and art installations by the sea. The road is known for its astonishing landscapes but also its short distance to the Pacific Ocean.
A pavilion made of driftwood sitting beside the coastline is the best spot for travelers to rest and enjoy the boundless sea view. Inspired by the inspiring spot, where the fishermen from Shuhei village used to rest after fishing, Yang, Tsung-hsun, a local artist, has created a lovely pavilion/art installation standing by the coastline. The pavilion made of driftwood now serves as a convenient spot to gaze at the sea.
On Provincial Highway No. 26 at 76K, a wide range of gravel beaches appear. They are the results of the accumulation of shore materials formed into distinctive shapes by waves and currents. They stand in stark contrast to the white sand beaches in Kenting National Park. If you look carefully around the beach, you will be able to find some round-shaped pebbles. It’s wonderful to sit on the gravel beaches, enjoy the sea view or stroll along the coastline.
At the junction of Provincial Highway 26 and county road 199, Xuhai grassland standing at 300 meters offers 300 hectares of grassland and breathtaking coastal views of Taiwan’s rugged coast. Also, you could look over the fantastic scenery of Mudan Bay, the only pristine bay left in Taiwan, from the top of the hill. What’s more? Tourists are recommended to stay overnight and watch the sunrise on the grassland, which is the best spot to view the spectacular scenery.
旭海草原遊樂區 | Syuhai Grassland Recreation Area
地址：屏東縣牡丹鄉旭海村｜Address: 945, Pingtung County, Mudan Township, 旭海村
開放時間：08：00~17：00 ｜Opening hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
門票：免費; 若是開車，大型車停車費：100元; 小型車：50元（含150cc以上重型機車）| Ticket : Free, but the parking fee charge of NT$100 per large vehicle per day ; NT$ 50 per small vehicle per day