the Monument of Tropic of Cancer, Chiayi, Shuishang

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Located where the Tropic of Cancer cuts across Taiwan, the Monument of Tropic of Cancer, Chiayi is the world's 10th Tropic of Cancer marker (although it was originally built during the Guangxu Emperor's 34th year of reign before being rebuilt in 1995). The marble monument marks cultural and scientific information, defining where the equator falls and denoting other lines that portion the earth into five zones based on temperature. Consider also visiting the solar exploration center nearby, where children can engage in learning about science. Put the Monument of Tropic of Cancer, Chiayi and other Shuishang vacation planning tool attractions into our {2}, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • This is the borderline between tropical zone and subtropical zone. There are monuments and a small museum of astronomy. There is few bus service to this place. So, you had better check the schedule...  more »
  • While it isn't spectacular, it was a pretty cool thing for a Northerner from Canada to be on the Tropic of Cancer. It was crowded, and really not much to see other than a great photo op. I wouldn't...  more »
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