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Tsao Shan Moon World(草山月世界)




Zuozhen District's Tsao Shan Moon World (草山月世界) is an area of daqing limestone terrain (青灰岩地形) made up of sandstone and shale, also known as chalk terrain. The geology is softened as it meets the water, and streams have eroded the surface to create a hilly landscape with cliffs all around, and a mountain ridge shaped like serrated teeth. The ground is highly alkaline due to the chalk, making it difficult for vegetation to take root, and only the hardy thorny bamboo can grow. On the road from the forest to Tsao Shan Moon World, the distinct terrain of the ridge and the lush green landscape of the thorny bamboo appear differently according to the season and time of day: on a clear morning standing on the peak at 308 meters altitude, one can admire the sunrise and multi-layered cloud variations; in winter, the thorny bamboo gradually dries up and turns yellow, only to turn red in spring. March and April are the best time of the year to witness the thorny bamboo changing color.


TEL +886-6-5730061

Address , Zuozhen Dist., Tainan City Taiwan, R.O.C

Category Natural View

Opening Hours Free entry, open all day long


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Traveler rating:3.5 14 Reviews Write a Review

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  • 430bertv

    Phoenix, Arizona

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    Not a highlight

    Traveler rating:2 2019-04

    The "Moonscape" did not do it for me. Sorry. Thought I could have used my tourist time better elsewhere.

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    Great scenery

    Traveler rating:4 2018-06

    It is a great place but Guess we should visit this place when the weather is more cooling instead of summer. And we had lunch at a nearby chicken stall as most of the shops are closed during weekday!
  • Tainanguesthouse

    Tainan, Taiwan

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    Solo travel

    Cycle to the moon

    Traveler rating:5 2017-05

    This time I took the route from guanmiao 關廟 to xinhua 新化, and stopped by Moon-world. Its my 2nd visit and there is little different viewing from another side. I like them both! Actually Moon world is a bad-land where plants are too salty and tough to grow. Its landscape changes slightly after every heavy pour of rain. Its a changing world. There is a bridge called "要月橋", dont miss it if you visit moon world!
  • Susan T

    Blocked views of mountain

    Traveler rating:3

    Didn't get the spectacular views seen in the pictures. Most of the views are blocked and construction around the area. In fact, there are better views along the way
  • 467ryany

    Tainan, Taiwan

    Stunning Sunrise

    Traveler rating:4

    This place is popular with local photographers for it's stunning landscape at sunrise. I went as early as an hour before sunrise and was surprise at the crowd already. Spring season is the best time to view the sunrise rising over a foggy, jagged landscape.

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