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Eluanbi Lighthouse
Vacation Travel Guide

Eluanbi Lighthouse showing a lighthouse

Visit Taiwan’s armored lighthouse at the southern point of the island for panoramic views of the ocean.

The Eluanbi Lighthouse is an iconic beacon on the southern cape of Taiwan that stands at the point between the Pacific Ocean and the Taiwan Strait. It is part of Cape Eluanbi in Kenting National Park and is known as “The Light of East Asia” due to its intense light. Make sure to visit this 19th-century attraction that dates back to the Qing dynasty.

Capture photos of the historic lighthouse that juts out from the southern end of Taiwan. The concrete tower and surrounding building are almost entirely white, with charming window patterns and a balcony. Enjoy the peaceful ambiance around the lighthouse, where miles of green meadows meet the soothing rush of the ocean.

Learn about the Qing dynasty and the English architect who built the lighthouse in 1888. It is claimed that this is the only lighthouse in the world to be armed. Look for the trench and gun holes in the wall. This was to protect the structure from raids by indigenous people. It was later damaged and repaired during Japanese rule and again during World War II.

The lighthouse still functions today and is considered an important part of Kenting National Park. See the powerful light flash white once every ten seconds, while revolving entirely twice per minute.

Near the lighthouse, you will find the Eluanbi Memorial of Taiwan’s Eight Magnificent Sceneries. Admire its small obelisk with inscriptions made of Chinese symbols.

Explore the hiking paths along the green fields, where you can enjoy the serenity of nature. Rent a scooter to get around the scenic region quickly and conveniently.

Entrance to this lighthouse area is inexpensive, with certain discounts available and free parking.

The Eluanbi Lighthouse stands on the southern tip of Taiwan. It is 62 miles (100 kilometers) south of Pingtung City. Take a bus along the scenic route for several hours to reach Cape Eluanbi, where you will find the lighthouse.

Top Hotels Close to Eluanbi Lighthouse

Uni-Resort Kenting
Uni-Resort Kenting
4 out of 5
No.230, Eluan Rd., Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is NT$3,347 per night from Apr 20 to Apr 21
This family-friendly Hengchun hotel is located in a national park, within a 10-minute walk of Sand Island, Eluanbi Park, and Eluanbi Lighthouse. Taiwan Southernmost ...
3.7/5Good! (37 reviews)
非常好的住宿體驗
"我們訂的是雙人房,因為後來現場加了4歲孩子,發現入住是四人房,很寬敞舒適,餐廳好吃,環境小孩也很喜歡,有機會還會想再來玩,是非常棒的體驗"

Reviewed on 2020/8/5

Uni-Resort Kenting
Nan Dian Hostel
Nan Dian Hostel
2.5 out of 5
No.228, Eluan Rd, Eluanbi, Hengchun, Pingtung County
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Situated in Hengchun, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Sand Island, Eluanbi Park, and Eluanbi Lighthouse. Taiwan Southernmost Point and Shell Sand ...
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Kenting Lighthouse B&B
Kenting Lighthouse B&B
3.5 out of 5
No.202 Eluan Road, Hengchun, Pingtung County
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Situated on the Strip, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Eluanbi Lighthouse and Eluanbi Park. Shell Sand Exhibition Hall and Taiwan Southernmost ...
4.3/5Excellent! (38 reviews)
Near to Eluanbi park
"Experience is good though location is pretty far. Advise to travelers who are travelling by bus, if you just want to have a peaceful holiday by just staying at the hotel, take the bus till the end, minimi is just opposite of the bus terminal. As for those who intend to go shopping along Kending night ..."

Reviewed on 2015/11/4

Kenting Lighthouse B&B
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Uni-Resort Kenting
Uni-Resort Kenting
4 out of 5
No.230, Eluan Rd., Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is NT$3,347 per night from Apr 20 to Apr 21
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Nan Dian Hostel
Nan Dian Hostel
2.5 out of 5
No.228, Eluan Rd, Eluanbi, Hengchun, Pingtung County
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Kenting Lighthouse B&B
Kenting Lighthouse B&B
3.5 out of 5
No.202 Eluan Road, Hengchun, Pingtung County
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La Maison B&B
La Maison B&B
3 out of 5
No.206, Dengta Rd., Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is NT$1,541 per night from Apr 20 to Apr 21
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Do not want to go to work
3 out of 5
No. 418, Eluan Rd., Hengchun, Pingtung County
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Tiffany Homestay
Tiffany Homestay
3 out of 5
No.446, Eluan Rd., Hengchun, Pingtung County
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Fun Space Inn
Fun Space Inn
3 out of 5
No.208, Shadao Rd., Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is NT$1,714 per night from Apr 20 to Apr 21
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Sand Hostel
Sand Hostel
3 out of 5
No. 230, Shadao Rd., Hengchun, Pingtung County
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Kenting Sand Island 206
Kenting Sand Island 206
3 out of 5
No. 206, Shadao Rd, Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is NT$1,732 per night from Apr 20 to Apr 21
Kenting Sand Island 206
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