Baxian Caves

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Baxian Caves (Chinese: 八仙洞; pinyin: Bāxiān Dòng) are sea caves located in the east coast of Changbin Township, Taitung County, Taiwan.

Baxian Caves
八仙洞
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LocationChangbin, Taitung County, Taiwan
GeologySea cave

HistoryEdit

Recently, the caves have been occupied and used as temples or places to place cremation ashes. However since 10 years ago, the Cultural Heritage Preservation Act was promulgated, subsequently the Taitung County Government, East Coast National Scenic Area and Changbin Township Office had been trying to take over the caves. On 22 November 2017, they finally managed to take back the last cave and completed the reclamation of all 30 caves in the area.[1]

GeologyEdit

Baxian Cave possesses a distinctive eroded look and is famous for ruins dating from the Old Stone Age. There are 10-plus caves on the 100 metres (328 ft) high precipice, each of a different size and depth. Originally the caverns were below sea level, allowing waves to shape them, but now they are located on a high cliff—proof of the East Coast's changing surface.[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Taiwan's Taitung County reclaims the last occupied cave of the country's oldest prehistoric site". Taiwan News. 22 November 2017. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Baxian Cave". East Coast National Scenic Area. ECNSA Headquarters. Archived from the original on 2016-03-21.

Coordinates: 23°23′47″N 121°28′37″E / 23.39639°N 121.47694°E / 23.39639; 121.47694