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Hengchun

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

Hotelday+ Kenting
Hotelday+ Kenting
3.5 out of 5
No.237, Kending Rd., Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is NT$4,480 per night from Aug 5 to Aug 5
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! (427 reviews)
不錯
"房間很大,出去就是墾丁大街,也有附設停車場,非常方便,但早餐選擇偏少,除此之外,其他都非常不錯。"

Reviewed on 2021/3/24

Hotelday+ Kenting
Sunshine Liv.
Sunshine Liv.
3 out of 5
No. 48, Nanwan Rd., Hengchun Township, Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is NT$5,195 per night from Aug 23 to Aug 23
Offering direct access to the beach, this South Beach hotel is in a national park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Nan Wan Beach, Kenting National Park, and Kenting ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (69 reviews)
"Fantastic view, warm service. Nice room and clean environment."

Reviewed on 2020/11/22

Sunshine Liv.
Caesar Park Kenting
Caesar Park Kenting
5 out of 5
6 Kenting Road, Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is NT$7,247 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
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! (1,072 reviews)
"Excellent service. Beautiful beach and bar. Relax and enjoyed except that soundproofing is poor."

Reviewed on 2021/4/25

Caesar Park 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.
O'glamping
O'glamping
1 out of 5
No. 90, Xiaquan Rd.,, Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is NT$5,706 per night from Jul 27 to Jul 27
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 ...
O'glamping
Splendi Villa
Splendi Villa
3.5 out of 5
No.72, Sangou Rd., Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is NT$8,603 per night from Aug 4 to Aug 4
Situated near the beach, 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$11,997 per night from Jul 28 to Jul 28
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)
2017夏季家庭旅遊
"隱身巷弄內的villa,確實有點難找,如果是開大車的朋友請注意。整體舒適度可,服務ok,早餐優。"

Reviewed on 2017/7/11

Villa Winding Land
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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