免出國超夯五大國際觀星點 台灣最美夏季銀河就在這! | Explore Taiwan most beautiful stargazing spots

雲海銀河_合歡主峰 (右)、合歡主峰第一觀景台(馬雅平台) | Milky way with sea of clouds (right) and Hehuanshan Main peak (Maya observatory) (Courtesy of Lin YT/劉慧瑤 | Facebook)

【看CP學英文】台灣夏季6-9月正是觀賞、拍攝銀河的最佳時節,在天氣晴朗無雲、無光害、視野寬廣開闊的地方,抬頭仰望即可看到滿天星斗,像是高山、郊外、海邊等人煙稀少的地方尤其適合觀星。以下整理幾個全台灣適合觀星賞銀河的地點,趁著大好天氣,感受站在星空下的感動吧!

From June to September, the summer season is the best time of the year to view and photograph the milky way in Taiwan. In clear, sunny weather with no clouds, no light hazards, and a wide-open view, you can look up and see a starry sky across Taiwan.

The sparsely populated areas are especially suitable for stargazing, including mountains, suburbs, and the beach. Here are a few places in Taiwan that are suitable for stargazing and viewing milky way!

三仙台 | Sanxiantai

位在台東成功鎮的三仙台曾入選為「台東14個最美星空」,更曾被旅遊平台選為台灣五大觀星聖地之一,吸引無數星象迷、攝影師前往朝聖。

Sanxiantai, located in Taitung’s Chenggong Township, has been selected as one of the “14 Most Beautiful Starry Skies in Taitung.” The attraction was once chosen as one of Taiwan’s top five stargazing sites by a travel platform, attracting countless astrology fans and photographers from around the world.

三仙台有著廣闊的視野,光害少,坐在岸邊聽著浪濤,抬頭仰望滿星空,非常浪漫。此外,許多攝影師會從岸邊取景,以招牌拱形跨海步行橋為背景,搭配滿天星斗,絕對能拍出驚艷的照片。

It is very romantic to sit on the shore and listen to the waves while looking up at the starry sky. With the signature eight cross-sea arch bridge as the backdrop, many photographers will capture the stunning night sky from the shore. 

三仙台弓形銀河 | Sanxiantai Milky Way (Courtesy of @wickedricky_photography/Instagram)
三仙台銀河 | Sanxiantai Milky Way (Courtesy of Lee Chance/Facebook)
屏東恆春貓鼻頭 | Mobitou Park

屏東恆春半島因為地勢平緩、少光害、低污染,擁有多處絕佳觀星位置。其中,位在墾丁國家公園附近的著名景點恆春貓鼻頭是最夯觀星地點之一,過去墾管處「七夕銀河之旅」曾舉辦於此。貓鼻頭座落於台灣南端西側岬角,此處光害少,只要在天氣晴朗、少月光的條件下,看到璀璨銀河的機率相當高。

The Hengchun Peninsula in Pingtung, the southernmost part of Taiwan, features many perfect stargazing locations due to its flat land, low light and limited air pollutions.

The most popular scenic spot, Hengchun Mobitou Park, located near the Kenting National Park, is one of the best stargazing spots in southern Taiwan. Besides, the park is also where the annual event “Milky Way Tour” on Chinese Valentine’s Day unfolds each year. 

Maobitou is located on the western promontory at the southern tip of Taiwan, where there is little light pollution, and as long as the weather is clear with little moonlight, the chances of seeing the glittering Milky Way are very high.

屏東恆春貓鼻頭 | Mobitou Park (Courtesy of 沈維寧/Facebook)
屏東恆春貓鼻頭(左)、合歡主峰 | Mobitou Park(left), Hehuan main peak (Courtesy of 沈維寧/ 蔡岳樺 / Facebook)
合歡山 | Hehuanshan (Mount Hehuan) 

位於中台灣的合歡山多年來都是熱門賞銀河地點,去年獲國際暗天協會(International Dark-Sky Association,IDA)認證為全台第一座暗空公園,人氣更是水漲船高,成為國際觀星點。

Hehuanshan in central Taiwan is another popular stargazing spot. Last year, the area was designated as the nation’s first Dark Sky Park by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA). 

Thanks to such international recognition, the spot has drawn countless photographers to capture the breathtaking starry night sky.

合歡山有四大觀星熱點,包括昆陽停車場、武嶺停車場、石門山下山屋、合歡主峰第一觀景台(馬雅平台)。

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

雲海銀河_合歡主峰 (右)、合歡主峰第一觀景台(馬雅平台) | Milky way with sea of clouds (right) and Hehuanshan Main peak (Maya observatory) (Courtesy of Lin YT/劉慧瑤 | Facebook)
屏東滿洲港口吊橋、屏東瑪家桃花源露營區 | Gangkou Suspension Bridge & Pingtung Majia Leisure Farm

屏東縣瑪家鄉瑪家村農業休閒園區,又稱「桃花源」,海拔約900-1100公尺左右,氣候宜人,環境清幽,天氣晴朗時還可遠眺大武山。露營區位在無光害的山區,夜幕降臨後,仰望滿天星斗,動人景緻令人永生難忘。

The agricultural and recreational park in Majia Village, Pingtung County, has an altitude of about 900 to 1,100 meters above sea level. It offers a pleasant and quiet environment for getting away from hustle and bustle of city life.

位在佳鵝公路上的屏東縣滿洲吊橋為港口溪注入太平洋之處,此地有著豐富的生態,是恆春半島東海岸著名地標之一。另外,這裡遠離市區光害少,是觀測銀河的絕佳地點。

The Gangkou Suspension Bridge, also known as the Ping-E Highway in Pingtung County, is where the Gangkou River flows into the Pacific Ocean, making it one of the most iconic landmarks on the east coast of Hengchun Peninsula. 

The bridge is also far from the city center, offering the Milky Way’s best view.

屏東滿洲港口吊橋 (右)、屏東瑪家桃花源露營區(左) | Gangkou Suspension Bridge & Pingtung Majia Leisure Farm (Courtesy of 林吉村/Facebook and @boss_chen_w.z/Instagram)