In my previous Wandering in Kenting, I touched on the GangKou Draw Bridge and the Southern most tip of Taiwan.
Today, we take in the sights of the Sail Rock and try to spot some birds in the Long Luan Lake Nature Centre.
The Sail Rock (船帆石)
The Sail Rock is one of those things that pops right out of the landscape while you are on your scooter. Due to the island’s volcanic history, you can find little rock formations like that around the coast.
It got its name as it looks like a sail boat which is about to set sail from afar yet it apparently looks like President Nixon’s head up close.
You can take a walk around it when the tide is low but be sure to wear proper shoes as the area has rocks jutting out from every direction and is rather slippery.
I spotted tourist having a picnic around the area and while that might seem like a very romantic idea, I would suggest that you hop into one of those little cafes opposite the rock and your legs will thank me unless you brought a mattress along.
Long Luan Lake Nature Centre
Long Luan lake is the largest fresh water lake in Taiwan; it acts as a stopover for migratory birds every October to May.
The nature centre is located near the lake is open to visitors all year round; with free use of telescopes and a great deal of information about the migratory birds you can try to spot.
Since I was there in August, catching a glimpse of any sort of bird was kind of like spotting a magical unicorn.
Needless to say, Pan and I were jumping up and down when we spotted movements through the scopes.
Stay tune for the next instalment of Wandering in Kenting as we play with fire from the ground!