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Pan and continued our journey in Kenting and found ourself hiking a waterfall and playing with fire from the ground…
CiKong Waterfalls (七孔瀑布)
The CiKong falls are easy to get to with a scooter; there is a big sign that tells you where to turn and a little pool you can swim in after a bit of a hike.
For the not so adventurous, you can stay at the base of the falls to relax and play.
Put on decent shoes if you are attempting to hike up to the pool. There were many suspicious-looking area which made it a fairly dangerous hike if you are wearing slippers like I did…
Pan and I didn’t manage to reach the pool because spiders *cues screams* so we played around at the base of the falls.
Still, it was very refreshing to cool off for a bit by splashing around and the water tasted great!
As the sun sets over the water, there is a place which is ‘highly recommended’ by guide books galore…
Chu Huo 恆春出火)
A short ride outside of Heng Chun, Chu Huo is a little patch of land where natural gas leaks to the surface.
Just outside the spot, there are vendors selling popcorns and sparklers for you to get up close and personal to the flames; although there is a huge sign in the area that says otherwise…
The fires itself are a little small and rather approachable; this may be disappointing to those who are expecting huge licks of flames out of the ground.
Although I did not witness huge explosions of any sorts from a sudden release of natural gas, it is always wise to remember that things are not always that predictable so take caution lighting that sparkler!
Still, Chu Huo is a fun place to visit especially those with younger kids as it is a great way to show them something out of their textbooks and get them interested in nature for a bit.