Explore relaxing Hengchun: its beaches, parks, adventures, and more!

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.

Known for

Beaches, Family-Friendly and Relaxing

Top Hotels in Hengchun

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Caesar Park Kenting
5 out of 5
6 Kenting Road, Hengchun, Pingtung County
NT$3,043
per night
Sep 24 - Sep 25
4.3/5Excellent! (1,699 reviews)

Located in Hengchun, this beachfront hotel is in the entertainment district, just steps from Little Bay Beach and Kenting National Park. Kenting Night Market ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,699 reviews)

"This hotel is ideally situated for Kenting, close enough but also far enough away to not be distracted or disturbed. The public areas of the hotel are very clean and well kept and the staff are exceptionally friendly and helpful. There is a really nice pool and gardens that are also well maintained. ..."…"

Reviewed on 2019/5/15

Caesar Park Kenting
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Howard Beach Resort Kenting
4 out of 5
No. 2 Kenting Road, Hengchun, Pingtung County
NT$3,175
per night
Sep 24 - Sep 25
4.1/5Very Good! (1,164 reviews)

Located in Hengchun, this beachfront resort is in a national park and within a 15-minute walk of Kenting National Park and Little Bay Beach. Kenting Night Market ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,164 reviews)

"Hotel has indoor and outside pool."…"

Reviewed on 2019/9/13

Howard Beach Resort Kenting
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Chateau Beach Resort
4.5 out of 5
No 451 Kenting Road, Hengchun, Pingtung County
NT$3,393
per night
Sep 23 - Sep 24
4.3/5Excellent! (428 reviews)

Located in Big Beach, this beachfront resort is in the historical district and within 3 mi (5 km) of Kenting Night Market, Nan Wan Beach, and Dajian Mountain. ...

4.3/5Excellent! (428 reviews)

"Great selection of kid-friendly pools. Great team cleaning services. Great lifeguards. Chateau Star Paradise was fun but property can invest more in this facility. Loved the laundry facilities. Could use another restaurant or cafe in the Positano side."…"

Reviewed on 2019/6/23

Chateau Beach Resort

Popular things to do in Hengchun

Eluanbi Lighthouse
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Eluanbi Lighthouse

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