Explore the most beautiful night sky in Taiwan!

Shimenshan (Courtesy of 劉慧瑤)

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Hehuanshan (Mount Hehuan) in central Taiwan is one of the most popular stargazing spots in Taiwan. Last year, the remote area was designated as the nation’s first Dark Sky Park by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA).

Thanks to such important recognition by a U.S.-based non-profit organization, Hehuanshan has drawn countless photographers aiming to capture the breathtaking starry night sky.

Between April and August, when the weather is stable, it’s the best time to enjoy stargazing. Hehuanshan, standing at over 3,000 meters above sea level without light pollution, features several places for hot spots.

The four best spots for stargazing include Kunyang Parking, Wuling Parking, the cabian at the foot of Shimenshan and the first observatory on the Hehuanshan main peak trail (Maya observatory).

Maya observatory (Courtesy of 劉慧瑤)
Hehuan main peak (Courtesy of 蔡岳樺)
Maya observatory (Courtesy of 劉慧瑤)
Maya observatory (Courtesy of 蔡岳樺)
Hehuanshan horseshoe curve (Courtesy of 劉慧瑤)