Yushan National Park is one of the seven national parks in Taiwan and was named after the summit Yushan, the highest peak of the park. The Park covers a total of 105,490 hectares including large sections of the Central Mountain Range.
The Park contains over thirty peaks more than 3,000 meters in elevation, and two-thirds of the area within the park is above 2,000 meters. The elevation difference in the park is 3,600 meters, and there are many canyons, cliffs, and valleys. Because its remote location and entry control, Yushan National Park is not among the most visited national parks in Taiwan.
Even so, the Park still attracted 1,349,281 visitors in 2005. Taiwan, which owes its existence to the power of plate tectonics, remains a place of regular seismic activity. Examples of geological features such as fault lines, joints, and folding can be seen throughout Yushan National Park: The southern Cross Island Highway and Yushan Scenic Highway both offer countless opportunities to witness the areas special geological features.