As though Sun Moon Lake was not pretty enough, former Taiwanese president Chiang Kai-shek ordered the construction of several temples, parks and tourism facilities around the picturesque lake. One of the parks is Peacock Park, founded in 1968. Until today, admission to this simple yet unique park is free. Provincial Minister Huang Jie and General He Ying-qin were personally responsible in carrying out the late president’s order. Inside the park are 200 peacocks, other precious birds, and butterflies. Within the park is a Butterfly Museum where people are given the chance to know more about butterflies (local and foreign species) and enjoy watching them fluttering around. The museum provides detailed explanations on the lives and ecology of butterflies.
The other bird species in the park are mountain chicken, Formosan blue magpie, the long-tailed pheasant, gold-tailed pheasant, and [Read more…]