Hengchun

Travel Guide
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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, 946
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The price is $61 per night from Dec 29 to Dec 30
$61
per night
Dec 29 - Dec 30
Stay at this 3.5-star boutique hotel in Hengchun. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (560 reviews)
"Though the pool was closed due to epidemic precautions, we enjoyed our balcony rooms overlooking the courtyard pool area. Breakfast was good, but required signing up for a particular choice the night before (most other places we stayed had buffets, which offer more choice and allow one to see the ..."

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2022

Hotelday+ Kenting
Caesar Park Kenting
Caesar Park Kenting
5 out of 5
6 Kenting Road, Hengchun, Pingtung County, 94644
The price is $135 per night from Dec 14 to Dec 15
$135
per night
Dec 14 - Dec 15
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Hengchun. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 restaurants, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,001 reviews)
"Front counter staff was really friendly and nice"

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2022

Caesar Park Kenting
Chateau Beach Resort
Chateau Beach Resort
4.5 out of 5
No 451 Kenting Road, Hengchun, Pingtung County, 94644
The price is $168 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 6
$168
per night
Dec 5 - Dec 6
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury resort in Hengchun. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 3 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our reviews. ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (728 reviews)
"Great beach and excellent staff."

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2022

Chateau Beach Resort
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, 946
Stay at this campground in Hengchun. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and daily housekeeping. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (19 reviews)
空間與清潔度不錯
"露營車本身空間感與清潔度比想像得好,不過隔音要看個人敏感度,入住當晚半夜風大,一度以為是下大雨。 營地有可以烤肉與烹調的區域,不過被其他成團的旅客佔滿,沒機會使用到。 若是團體包場可能是個蠻合適的場地,但對於散客來說,就容易被排擠到,挺可惜的。"

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2022

Kenting Houbihu Camping car
Villa Winding Land
Villa Winding Land
3.5 out of 5
No. 23, Lane 9, Ximen Road, Hengchun, Pingtung County, 946
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly villa in Hengchun. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Popular attractions Kenting Night Market and Hengchun ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (3 reviews)
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"隱身巷弄內的villa,確實有點難找,如果是開大車的朋友請注意。整體舒適度可,服務ok,早餐優。"

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2017

Villa Winding Land
Sheng Tu Villa
Sheng Tu Villa
4 out of 5
No.32, Xingdong Ln., Xingbei Rd., Hengchun, Pingtung County, 946
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly villa in Hengchun. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Popular attractions Hengchun Old Town West Gate and Hengchun ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (7 reviews)
"服務人員很好,環境好,建築設計好, 但房間清潔略需加強,床頭櫃和廁所有些不乾淨,加油點就會更好"

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2022

Sheng Tu 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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