北回歸線界埤 Tropic of Cancer Marker
“Fengbin’s Jingpu Tropic of Cancer Marker is located along Taiwan Provincial Highway 11, and is Fengbin’s most southern point. The crop fields planted alongside the road provide a breathtaking view when the crops mature, creating a unique ocean of crop vision!
There are a total of 3 Tropic of Cancer Markers in Taiwan: one is located in Shuishang Village in Chiayi County, and two are located in Hualien (one in Ruishui Township, Wuhe terrace, and the other in Fengbin Township, Jingpu Village).
The Tropic of Cancer refers to 23.5° latitudes north, which is the division between the tropical zone and the temperate zone. The main crops to the south of the Tropic of Cancer are pineapples and custard apples, whereas the crops to the north of the Tropic of Cancer in the temperate zone are rice and tea. At noon on the summer solstice, the sun will shine directly through the gap in the middle of the marker, thus creating a natural phenomena where the marker will be without a shadow.”