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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, Pingtung County, 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, Pingtung County, 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
Kenting, Hengchun, Pingtung County, Taiwan

Kenting

While Kenting might not have many sights to explore, venturing just a little farther will lead you to top things to see and do like Kenting Night Market and Little Bay Beach.

Kenting

Top Hotels in Hengchun

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Gloria Manor
Gloria Manor
3.5 out of 5
No. 101, Gongyuan Rd., Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is NT$8,476 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 29

Situated in a national park, this romantic hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sheding Nature Park and Kenting National Park. Kenting Night Market is 2.5 mi (3.9 ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (437 reviews)

"The BEST place to stay in Kenting (and possibly within southern Taiwan). The resort is a little sanctuary, a peaceful oasis away from the busy Kenting night market. The hotel has beautiful and equipped rooms, a nice 25m swimming pool, and surrounded by nature. The spa and therapy rooms in the resort ..."…"

Reviewed on 2020/9/18

Gloria Manor
Howard Beach Resort Kenting
Howard Beach Resort Kenting
4 out of 5
No. 2 Kenting Road, Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is NT$2,908 per night from Oct 12 to Oct 13

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! (912 reviews)

"The hotel is close to the beach. The pool is wonderful. Overall, it was a wonderful experience as a foreign tourist."…"

Reviewed on 2020/8/12

Howard Beach Resort Kenting
Sunshine Liv.
Sunshine Liv.
3 out of 5
No. 48, Nanwan Rd., Hengchun Township, Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is NT$3,939 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 28

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 ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (19 reviews)

"值得再來,房間乾淨,讚"…"

Reviewed on 2020/9/21

Sunshine Liv.

Vacation Rentals in Hengchun

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Kenting Houbihu Camping car
Kenting Houbihu Camping car
2 out of 5
No.79-64, Daguang Rd, Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is NT$2,771 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 29

Situated in Hengchun, this campground is within 1 mi (2 km) of Houbihu Fishing Harbor and Kenting National Park. Houbihu Marina and Houbi Lake Marine Resources ...

4.2/5Very Good! (11 reviews)

"Very nice camping car and environment. Staff are friendly and efficient, gave us lots of info. of surroundings."…"

Reviewed on 2017/10/6

Kenting Houbihu Camping car
Sheng Tu Villa
Sheng Tu Villa
4 out of 5
No.32, Xingdong Ln., Xingbei Rd., Hengchun, Pingtung County

Situated in Hengchun, this villa is 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Hengchun Old Town West Gate and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Kenting National Park. Lujing Sika Deer Ecological ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)

"雖然我們入住的房型是看不到戶外景色的,但其他硬體設施真的很棒! 有小孩的室內遊戲室,戶外還有沙坑和烤肉區,就算沒有包棟也可以使用。 民宿主人很熱情招待,大人小孩都玩得很開心!下次有機會還會再入住♡ 民宿環境乾淨整潔,床也好舒服,隔音也很讚,十分推薦大家來體驗喔!"…"

Reviewed on 2020/3/9

Sheng Tu Villa
Splendi Villa
Splendi Villa
3.5 out of 5
No.72, Sangou Rd., Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is NT$9,558 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 29

Situated in Hengchun, this aparthotel is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Hengchun Old Town West Gate and 1.9 mi (3 km) from Kenting National Park. Lujing Sika Deer Ecological ...

Splendi Villa

Popular places to visit in Hengchun

Kenting Night Market
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Kenting Night Market

4/5(32 reviews)

When you visit Kenting Night Market, a favorite shopping spot in Hengchun, you can enjoy some retail therapy. Wander the beautiful beaches in this family-friendly area.

Eluanbi Lighthouse
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Eluanbi Lighthouse

4/5(20 reviews)

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

Hengchun Old Town South Gate
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Hengchun Old Town South Gate

4/5(13 reviews)

You can find out about the history of Hengchun Old Town with a visit to Hengchun Old Town South Gate. Wander the beautiful beaches in this family-friendly area.

Eluanbi Park
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Eluanbi Park

4/5(9 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at Eluanbi Park, a lovely green space in Eluan. While you're in the area, stroll along the beautiful beaches.

Taiwan Southernmost Point
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Taiwan Southernmost Point

4.5/5(6 reviews)

Enjoy an outing to Taiwan Southernmost Point during your stay in Eluan. While you're in the area, stroll along the beautiful beaches.

Longpan Park
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Longpan Park

4.5/5(6 reviews)

If a restful vacation is part of your travel plans, Longpan Park might be the perfect place to seek out during your trip to Eluan. While you're in the area, wander around the parks.

Reviews of Hengchun

4.2

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 36.170212765957444%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 51.06382978723404%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 12.76595744680851%
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4/5 - Good

huiran

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

Young

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

Clarence

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

Cutters

Jul 14, 2019

Too hot~~~~

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

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

Verified traveler

Jun 23, 2019

Pretty average.

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Hengchun Old Town