Kap Bitou - Bitou Cape

Bitou Cape, New Taipei 2017

Bitou Cape is one of the three capes of northern Taiwan: the other two are Fugui Cape, the northernmost Cape in Taiwan and the easternmost Sandiaojiao Cape. Bitou Cape, or literally ‘nose tip’ in Chinese, got its name for the nose-shaped shape of the cape. Here one can experience a geological ‘zoo’ of earth-bound landscape forms such as ocean cliffs and platforms as well as mushrooms, honeycomb, and tofu-shaped rocks.

Bitou offers three trails and a magnificent view of the coastline and the fascinating landscapes. Numerous pavilions line the path along the cliffs.

An impressive landmark in the area is the Bitou Lighthouse, which was first built in 1896 and then rebuilt after the Second Bombardment of Taiwan. A visit to the lighthouse is not possible because it is located on military territory at the top of the cape.

 

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