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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

Caesar Park Kenting
Caesar Park Kenting
5 out of 5
6 Kenting Road, Hengchun, Pingtung County
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$4,156 per night from May 31 to May 31
Located in Kenting, this beachfront hotel is in a national park and within a 15-minute walk of Little Bay Beach and Kenting Night Market. Nan Wan Beach is 3 ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,065 reviews)
"The outdoor hot tub was awesome. We are a family of 4 and we were not crowded. Our kids are 7 and 8 yo. And, there was a back door access from our room to the pool. Morning breakfast was pretty standard."

Reviewed on 2021/4/7

Caesar Park Kenting
YoHo Beach Resort
YoHo Beach Resort
4 out of 5
27-8, Wan-Li Road, Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is NT$2,895 per night from May 16 to May 16
Offering direct access to the beach, this Hengchun resort is in a national park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Mt. Guan, Nan Wan Beach, and White Sand Bay Beach. ...
4.1/5Very Good! (987 reviews)
Sevice is sucks
"Service is sucks. All waiters, waitress, pool lifeguard have attitude. The equipment is old, the pool is dirty, not maintain well , have all kind of died bugs, rusty ground."

Reviewed on 2020/6/22

YoHo Beach Resort
Chateau Beach Resort
Chateau Beach Resort
4.5 out of 5
No 451 Kenting Road, Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is NT$4,765 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 1
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 Dajian Mountain. ...
4.2/5Excellent! (642 reviews)

Reviewed on 2021/5/9

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.
1 out of 5
No. 90, Xiaquan Rd.,, Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is NT$5,401 per night from May 25 to May 25
Located in White Sand Beach, this campground is within 1 mi (2 km) of Maobitou Park and White Sand Bay Beach. Little Bali Rock and Houbihu Fishing Harbor are ...
Splendi Villa
Splendi Villa
3.5 out of 5
No.72, Sangou Rd., Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is NT$7,766 per night from May 17 to May 17
Situated in Hengchun, 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
Villa Winding Land
Villa Winding Land
3.5 out of 5
No. 23, Lane 9, Ximen Road, Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is NT$12,000 per night from May 15 to May 15
Situated in Hengchun, this villa is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Hengchun Old Town West Gate and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Kenting National Park. Hengchun Old Street and ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)

Reviewed on 2017/7/11

Villa Winding Land
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Reviews of Hengchun


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4/5 - Good


Dec 31, 2019

A small and quiet town that has nice vibes; not particularly worth a visit but a good stopover on a longer trip or a road trip.

4/5 - Good


Dec 18, 2019

feel like a slow city. Don't be hurry. just relax and enjoy the local food and tea. lightly walking around the town.

5/5 - Excellent


Sep 16, 2019

Nice place to hit just to relax. There are plenty of food options, from local Taiwanese, to American and Italian. Highly prefer getting seafood there.

4/5 - Good


Jul 14, 2019

Too hot~~~~

4/5 - Good

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Jun 23, 2019

Would love a hotel shuttle that transports people to the aquarium, lighthouse, or national park. Liked that the Matisse Café was open late. Appreciated the friendly staff!

3/5 - Okay

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Jun 23, 2019

Pretty average.

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