NATURE

ECOLOGY

Mountain Trail

About 400M in total length, while walking along the trail, you will enjoy the scenery of Keelung Island, amazing ocean views and landscapes.

 

THE PAST AND PRESENT LIFE OF HEPING ISLAND

Called “The Big Cave” in the past, the small bay area where the “Island in The Island” resides is the sealine separating Zhongshan Island and Sojima Island.  The two Islands are now connected from sea reclamation, and the small island in the bay becomes the beautiful “Island in The Island” we know today.

During its early period, it had a pavilion, a pier and a trail.  In order to recover the natural landscape, all the cement constructions were removed in 2008.  Now the coastal plants are lush on the Island!  The sedimentary rocks, the onion stones can be seen distinctly, along with the magnificent sea view, school of fish swim freely, you will be amazed by the nature’s gift.

 

Angel to the Sea Marina

Walking on the marina feels as if you are going into the ocean, it is a great spot for photos and check in on Facebook.  There is also a slide connecting Summer Stay Beach for the kids.

 MARINE LANDSCAPE

The rocks in Heping Island Park are layered sedimentary rocks.  When you look closely, you will find that each layer has different color, for example: yellow, green-grey and dark grey, it’s colorful just like a thousand-layers cake.

The marine cliffs here are affected by crashing waves and tidal waves, like a cake that has been taken a bite, forming a sea-erosion concave terrain.  The erosion digs deeper and deeper, the rock above the concave wall falls due to gravity, causing the marine cliffs to retreat, forming a new cliff.  At the same time, the platform in front of the cliff also continues to expand to form a vast abrasion platform.

|GEOLOGICAL LANDSCAPE CH'IEN TIEH  FU|

The abrasion (wave-cut) platform is dotted with large tofu rocks.  During the Japanese Occupation, the Japanese thought its appearance is just like a thousand tatamis, spreading all over the platform, so they called it “Ch'ien Tieh  Fu”.   This landscape comes from the crushing of the Earth’s crust in two opposite directions hundreds of thousands of years ago which, over time, was eroded by the natural elements and formed the landscape we see here today.

|Screw Pine|

Its leaves are hard, leather-like, barbed with cuticular membrane to prevent water loss

|Alfred Stonecrop|

Its meaty leaves are salt tolerant, they also have the advantage of storing water.

|Silvery Messerschmidia|

The leaf’s surface is covered in fine hair to prevent water loss.