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Tropic of Cancer Marker

Between the tropics and the subtropics

The Tropic of Cancer is located at 23.5 degrees north latitude. The Tropic of Cancer Landmark is at the 69 kilometer marker on Highway 11. Every year at noon during the summer solstice, the sun shines right into the slits on the Tropic of Cancer. At this time, tourists can experience the phenomenon of shadowlessness under the sun.

Details

Facilities
  • Parking lot
  • Toilets
Contact Us

Sec. 2, Zhongzheng S. Rd., Fengbin Township, Hualien County MAP

Recommended Tour
【First day】 The Tropic of Cancer Landmark Xiuguluan River Kiwit
【Second day】 Jici Beach Fanshuliao Shuilian & Niou Mountain
Driving
Going south: Follow Highway 11 to Taidong, pass Zhangyuan. At the 70 marker, you will see The Tropic of Cancer Landmark.

Going north: Follow Highway 11 and go north. Pass Yue Cave and Changhong Bridge, at the 70 marker, you will see The Tropic of Cancer Landmark.
Transport
Going south: Take a bus from the Bus Station in front of Hualien Train Station to Fengbin, Jingpu, or buses that go to Taitung.

Going north: Take a bus from the Taiwan Tour Bus or from Ding Dong Bus that go to Hualien by the coastal line in front of Taitung Train Station.
Bike
Follow Highway 11 and go south. On the way, you will pass Zhangyuan, and at the end you will see the destination at the 70 kilometer marker.
Remind
1.The Tropic of Cancer at 23.5 degrees north latitude is the northen border of earth of the direct sunlight; In other words, on the summer solstice, the sun rises in the east and goes down in the west following the latitude. To coordinate this phenomenon, the tower is designed with a slit in the midle of the structure, so that visitors can observe this phenomenon.