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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

Top Hotels in Hengchun

Caesar Park Kenting
Caesar Park Kenting
5 out of 5
6 Kenting Road, Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is NT$4,286 per night from Feb 18 to Feb 19

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! (1,148 reviews)

"Great location. Nice staff. Good food."…"

Reviewed on 2020/9/16

Caesar Park Kenting
Howard Beach Resort Kenting
Howard Beach Resort Kenting
4 out of 5
No. 2 Kenting Road, Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is NT$2,509 per night from Feb 22 to Feb 23

Offering direct access to the beach, this Kenting resort is in a national park and within 1 mi (2 km) of Little Bay Beach and Kenting Night Market. Sail Rock ...

4.1/5Very Good! (990 reviews)

"The hotel location is amenities and ocean view room was great"…"

Reviewed on 2020/10/26

Howard Beach Resort Kenting
Hotelday+ Kenting
Hotelday+ Kenting
3.5 out of 5
No.237, Kending Rd., Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is NT$1,714 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26

Located in Kenting, this boutique hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Little Bay Beach and Kenting Night Market. Nan Wan Beach is 2.3 mi (3.8 km) away.

4.5/5Wonderful! (375 reviews)

"The room and hotel design were very unique and pleasing. Such a great location. I did think we were at a beach and we had a pool, but unfortunately the beach behind the hotel is not used or allowed to enter the water. Bummer, we had a car to get to the attractions and Nanwan beach where the water ..."…"

Reviewed on 2020/7/6

Hotelday+ Kenting
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.

Vacation Rentals in Hengchun

Kenting Houbihu Camping car
Kenting Houbihu Camping car
2 out of 5
No.79-64, Daguang Rd, Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is NT$2,338 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25

Situated in Hengchun, this campground is within a 10-minute walk of Houbihu Fishing Harbor and Houbihu Marina. Houbi Lake Marine Resources Protection Area and ...

4.2/5Excellent! (14 reviews)
不錯的住宿體驗

"氣氛很好,有提供烤肉用具很適合此類民宿的精神讓團康活動更有效地提昇。 唯一要說的是停車場地上的垃圾可能需要處理下"…"

Reviewed on 2020/10/21

Kenting Houbihu Camping car
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 Jan 24 to Jan 25

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
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 within 2 mi (3 km) of Hengchun Old Town West Gate, Lujing Sika Deer Ecological Park, and Hengchun Old Street. Hengchun Night ...

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
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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