On my way down the west coast of Taiwan some weeks ago I passed a large monument marking the Tropic of Cancer. The site itself was a bit cheesy but just having a monument at all to mark the tropic and have a rest stop at is still nice.

Now I'm heading up the east coast and I thought heading for a similar marker, even if smaller, might make a cool goal for today or tomorrow.

I want to head up the main route closest to the coast, highway 11.

But so far the only Tropic of Cancer monument I can find on the east coast is 50km inland at Ruisui Township.

Is there one on route 11 or very close to it? Also right on the coast is great if route 11 is a bit away from the coast at that point.

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I think what you're looking for is Jing Pu Tropic of Cancer landmark. It's located just off route 11 and is marked on Google Maps as a landmark.

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    Man I can't find it anywhere around Jingpu, which is where I was already looking for ages on Google Maps before I asked here ... Oh it seems to be "靜浦北迴歸線界標" which doesn't contain any word for tropic etc that I know of such as 热带 and I didn't spot it in the background of the pic that Google Maps uses. Oct 3, 2016 at 3:54
  • Aha so I need to learn the word "回歸線" (-: Oct 3, 2016 at 4:06
  • We can trust this avatar: those penguins are master travelers! +1 Oct 3, 2016 at 13:59
  • Kowalski! Next destination!
    – Karlson
    Oct 3, 2016 at 14:34

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