Chuhua Naturfeuer - Chuhua Natural Fire

Chuhua Natural Fire, Kenting National Park 2017

Just outside the remains of the eastern gate in the village of Hengchun lies the Chuhua Natural Fire. Day and night, flames come from the ground. The locals say that an oil company has found natural gas when drilling the oil platform. The natural gas leaks from the sludge layer and nourishes the fire. The cause is attributed to a natural origin on the information plate directly at the fire site. The gases formed over a thousand years were released by cracks in the rock layers, and they received the fire.

It is best to come here at night to be able to experience this spectacle in all its splendor. How often can you sit at a natural campfire under the starry sky and chat.


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