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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

Caesar Park Kenting
Caesar Park Kenting
5 out of 5
6 Kenting Road, Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is ¥15,971 per night from May 4 to May 5
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! (1,063 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 Apr 7, 2021

Caesar Park Kenting
Hotelday+ Kenting
Hotelday+ Kenting
3.5 out of 5
No.237, Kending Rd., Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is ¥7,320 per night from May 23 to May 24
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! (402 reviews)
"The location of the premise is superb as it's right at the gate of Kenting's main street. But the downside of this is the noise from the street vendors if your room faces the street. The staff is quite friendly and helpful. After receiving my complaint they quickly arranged change of room. Because ..."

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

Hotelday+ Kenting
Howard Beach Resort Kenting
Howard Beach Resort Kenting
4 out of 5
No. 2 Kenting Road, Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is ¥13,868 per night from Apr 26 to Apr 27
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! (938 reviews)
"Friendly staffs."

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2021

Howard Beach Resort 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.
Kenting Houbihu Camping car
Kenting Houbihu Camping car
2 out of 5
No.79-64, Daguang Rd, Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is ¥8,984 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 26
Situated in Hengchun, this campground is within a 5-minute walk of Houbihu Fishing Harbor and Houbihu Marina. Houbi Lake Marine Resources Protection Area and ...
4.2/5Very Good! (15 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 Oct 21, 2020

Kenting Houbihu Camping car
Splendi Villa
Splendi Villa
3.5 out of 5
No.72, Sangou Rd., Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is ¥29,864 per night from Apr 26 to Apr 27
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
O'glamping
O'glamping
1 out of 5
No. 90, Xiaquan Rd.,, Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is ¥20,756 per night from Apr 28 to Apr 29
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
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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Reviews of Hengchun

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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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