HengchunTaiwan

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

Beautiful sunset at Kending

Big Beach

5/5Exceptional!(24 area reviews)

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

Big Beach
White Sand Beach, Hengchun, Taiwan

White Sand Beach

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

White Sand Beach
Nan Wan Beach featuring a sandy beach

South Beach

4.5/5Wonderful!(5 area reviews)

South Beach is noteworthy for its beaches, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Kenting National Park and Nan Wan Beach.

South Beach
Sail Rock Beach, Hengchun, Taiwan

Sail Rock Beach

4.5/5Wonderful!(6 area reviews)

Sail Rock Beach is noteworthy for its beaches, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Kenting National Park and Sail Rock.

Sail Rock Beach

Top Hotels in Hengchun

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Howard Beach Resort Kenting
Howard Beach Resort Kenting
4 out of 5
No. 2 Kenting Road, Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is NT$5,571 per night

Located in Hengchun, this beachfront resort is in a national park and within a 10-minute walk of Kenting National Park and Little Bay Beach. Kenting Night Market ...

4.1/5Very Good! (942 reviews)

"Hotel is old but has a great breakfast and big swimming pool. It also has a trail to small bay beach, I think it’s very convenient for family trip."…"

Reviewed on 2020/7/6

Howard Beach Resort Kenting
Caesar Park Kenting
Caesar Park Kenting
5 out of 5
6 Kenting Road, Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is NT$7,067 per night

Located in Hengchun, this beachfront hotel is in a national park, just steps from Little Bay Beach and Kenting National Park. Kenting Night Market and Nan Wan ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,177 reviews)

"Facilities are nice, but the rooms are pretty run down and grimy. Pool and beach are pretty and the kids liked the arcade downstairs."…"

Reviewed on 2020/7/1

Caesar Park Kenting
Sunshine Liv.
Sunshine Liv.
3 out of 5
No. 48, Nanwan Rd., Hengchun Township, Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is NT$4,606 per night

Offering direct access to the beach, this South Beach hotel is in a national park and within a 5-minute walk of Kenting National Park and Nan Wan Beach. Kenting ...

4.4/5Excellent! (5 reviews)

"窗外海景很美,房間擺設簡單普通,完全是以海景取勝啊!"…"

Reviewed on 2020/4/6

Sunshine Liv.

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