Location and Geography Located in the western foothills of Taiwan's Central Mountain range in Kaohsiung County and Pingtung County, the Maolin National Scenic Area is surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery and provides spectacular views of nature. The great extent of the Area, its forests and the three major rivers running through it provide a variety of geographic landscapes and features for visitors to enjoy.
Climate Lying just south of the Tropic of Cancer, southern Taiwan has a typical maritime tropical climate, with hot and wet summers. The average temperature is 24 degrees Celsius, with the hottest time of the year in July and coolest in January. In summer, the southwest monsoons bring heavy rains that account for up to 80% of the total annual rainfall. The average yearly precipitation in the area is 2500~3000mm. Winters are relatively dry.