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

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Kenting

While visiting Kenting, you might make a stop by sights like Kenting Night Market and Little Bay Beach.

Kenting
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Big Beach

5/5(24 area reviews)

Big Beach is noteworthy for its beaches, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Kenting Night Market and Kenting Beach.

Big Beach
Nan Wan Beach featuring a sandy beach

South Beach

4.5/5(5 area reviews)

Visitors to South Beach enjoy its beaches, and if you want to do some exploring, Nan Wan Beach is worth a stop.

South Beach

White Sand Beach

You'll enjoy the beaches and restaurants in White Sand Beach. You might want to make time for a stop at White Sand Bay Beach or Maobitou Park.

White Sand Beach
Little town by the sea near Hengchun.

Wanlitong

If you're looking for some top things to see and do in Wanlitong and surrounding area, you can visit Hengchun Night Market and National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium.

Wanlitong
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Sail Rock Beach

4.5/5(6 area reviews)

Visitors to Sail Rock Beach enjoy its beaches, and if you want to do some exploring, Sail Rock is worth a stop.

Sail Rock Beach
Howard Beach Resort Kenting
Howard Beach Resort Kenting
4 out of 5
No. 2 Kenting Road, Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is $94 per night from May 21 to May 22
$94
$109 total
includes taxes & fees
May 21 - May 22
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Hengchun. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast (surcharge). Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our reviews. ...
8.2/10 Very Good! (1,001 reviews)
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Reviewed on May 2, 2024

Howard Beach Resort Kenting
Caesar Park Kenting
Caesar Park Kenting
5 out of 5
6 Kenting Road, Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is $140 per night from May 21 to May 22
$140
$161 total
includes taxes & fees
May 21 - May 22
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Hengchun. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa, and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our reviews. ...
8.8/10 Excellent! (1,000 reviews)
"This hotel is located in a very good location, quiet, safe, and the breakfast is very rich. The service staff are very friendly and professional. I booked the Caesar Hotel for two nights on Expedia. Despite concerns about the Hualien earthquake, even if I couldn't get a refund, I canceled my trip ..."

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2024

Caesar Park Kenting
Hotelday+ Kenting
Hotelday+ Kenting
3.5 out of 5
No.237, Kending Rd., Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is $73 per night from Jun 19 to Jun 20
$73
$84 total
includes taxes & fees
Jun 19 - Jun 20
Stay at this 3.5-star boutique hotel in Hengchun. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast (surcharge), and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the property condition ...
9/10 Wonderful! (657 reviews)
"Situated right on the Kenting strip, it's a great location. The pool and courtyard combo give the place a nice vibe. I'll be staying there again and again. Well worth it."

Reviewed on May 5, 2024

Hotelday+ 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 Houbihu Camping car
Kenting Houbihu Camping car
2 out of 5
No.79-64, Daguang Rd, Hengchun, Pingtung County
Stay at this campground in Hengchun. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and daily housekeeping. Popular attractions Kenting National Park and Nan Wan Beach are located ...
8.6/10 Excellent! (21 reviews)
空間與清潔度不錯
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