The lapping waves of the Pacific Ocean pound on the pebble beach, patiently smooth out the rough edge of the rocks, defining the shoreline into a century-old migratory pebble beach. This, is the Alangyi Ancient Trail.
Surrounded by oceans, Taiwan is home to a rich diversity of coastline landscapes and invaluable natural resources. The integrity of the Trail was at one time threatened by a planned highway construction project; but thanks to the tireless work of environmental advocacy groups and community residents, a preserve between Syuhai and Cape Guanyin Alangyi was successfully designated for protection. Taiwan's very last natural coastline was finally safe from developers.