Hehuan Mountain certified as best star gazing spot in SE Asia

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 02 August, 2019
By: Shirley Lin


Taiwan’s Hehuanshan or Hehuan Mountain has recently been named Taiwan’s first dark sky park by the International Dark-Sky Association. That means it’s not only the best star gazing spot in Taiwan but in Southeast Asia as well.

The International Dark-Sky Association staff members arrived in Taiwan in December last year for a one-week visit to make an assessment. The association said that Hehuanshan is an ideal star gazing spot due to its high elevation and low light pollution.

The tourism office at Nantou County on Friday said that it hopes that photos of Hehuanshan’s star gazing spot will be entered into the calendar published by the Tourism Bureau. The office said it will also continue to organize activities in the area during the star gazing season.

Hehuanshan is situated more than 3,000 meters above sea level and the weather there can be very unstable. Those who intend to visit are advised to bring warm clothes and rain gear.

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