Hengchun

Travel Guide
Hengchun which includes a city

Learn about local culture at the preserved city wall near the gateway to a vast national park, where you can scuba dive and see monkeys.

Hengchun is an urban township lying at the southern tip of Taiwan. Pass through the agricultural area south of Pingtung City to Kenting National Park to experience stunning beaches and tropical forests. See the city wall for a sense of the majesty and rich tradition of this mystical part of the world.

The region’s name literally translates to “Eternal Spring Town.” The area has pleasant temperatures year-round with a wet season from May to October.

Start at the Hengchun Ancient City Gate to appreciate the region’s history. The well-preserved wall stretches about 1.6 miles (2.7 kilometers) of the township. Walk along its length and encounter the majestic gates and the Queen of Heaven Temple. Look for the remarkable eternal flame at Chuhuo Bridge, made from the burning of natural gases escaping from the earth.

After learning about local culture and history, enjoy the beach. Enter Kenting National Park and go to the sandy shore of Nan Wan Beach, where you can rent diving equipment and speed boats. Eat at a restaurant across from the beach, with views of the ocean and the green cliffs.

Explore the small town of Kenting for its restaurants and market before a trip to the National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium. It is home to many exhibits showcasing remarkable creatures from around the world. Walk through the underwater tunnel and see the whale show.

The township was founded in 1873 as part of the Qing dynasty, before passing through the hands of the Japanese and ultimately the Chinese again.

The nearest major transportation hub is the Kaohsiung International Airport, 62 miles (100 kilometers) north of Hengchun. A bus ride from the airport will take 7 hours. Once you arrive, rent scooters or cars or take a taxi to get around.

Visit Hengchun to explore remnants of the Qing dynasty and Japanese empire along preserved walls, an exceptional armored lighthouse and a scenic park.

Where to stay in Hengchun

Hotelday+ Kenting
Hotelday+ Kenting
3.5 out of 5
No.237, Kending Rd., Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is $76 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 3
Located in Kenting, this boutique hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Little Bay Beach and Kenting Night Market. Sail Rock and Nan Wan Beach are also within 3 mi ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (465 reviews)
"位置很棒,人員很親切,可惜文旅旁少數的停車位都已滿,配合的露天停車場竟然要走路五分鐘,家庭出遊大包小包有點不便"

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2021

Hotelday+ Kenting
Chateau Beach Resort
Chateau Beach Resort
4.5 out of 5
No 451 Kenting Road, Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is $157 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 3
Located in Kenting, this beachfront resort is in the historical district and within 3 mi (5 km) of Kenting Night Market, Nan Wan Beach, and Sail Rock. Sheding ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (668 reviews)
"Nice place to go with family"

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2021

Chateau Beach Resort
Howard Beach Resort Kenting
Howard Beach Resort Kenting
4 out of 5
No. 2 Kenting Road, Hengchun, Pingtung County
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $119 per night from Dec 27 to Dec 27
Offering direct access to the beach, this Kenting resort is in a national park and within 1 mi (2 km) of Little Bay Beach and Kenting Night Market. Sail Rock ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (961 reviews)
"Good service, staff are attentive and friendly. Housekeeping does a good job. Overall the hotel is spacious and clean."

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2021

Howard Beach Resort Kenting
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Kenting Dajianshan Cabin
Kenting Dajianshan Cabin
2.5 out of 5
No.302-3, Kending Rd., Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is $22 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 3
Located in Kenting, this cabin is within 1 mi (2 km) of Little Bay Beach and Kenting Night Market. Nan Wan Beach and Sail Rock are also within 3 mi (5 km).
3.9/5 Good! (38 reviews)
No-frills stay
"If you’re looking for a “get what you pay for” kind of place then this is perfect. Take a towel though, they only offer “tissue towels” in the room, but I’d definitely stay again."

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2021

Kenting Dajianshan Cabin
Kenting Houbihu Camping car
Kenting Houbihu Camping car
2 out of 5
No.79-64, Daguang Rd, Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is $84 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
Situated in Hengchun, this campground is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Houbihu Fishing Harbor and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from White Sand Bay Beach. Houbihu Marina and Houbi ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (15 reviews)
不錯的住宿體驗
"氣氛很好,有提供烤肉用具很適合此類民宿的精神讓團康活動更有效地提昇。 唯一要說的是停車場地上的垃圾可能需要處理下"

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2020

Kenting Houbihu Camping car
Splendi Villa
Splendi Villa
3.5 out of 5
No.72, Sangou Rd., Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is $252 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 6
Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Hengchun Old Town West Gate, Lujing Sika Deer Ecological Park, and Hengchun Old Street. Hengchun ...
Splendi Villa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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