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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

Chateau Beach Resort
Chateau Beach Resort
4.5 out of 5
No 451 Kenting Road, Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is ¥14,295 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2

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

4.2/5Excellent! (613 reviews)

"This a great beach front hotel. They make it really easy to have a relaxing and fun getaway."…"

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

Chateau Beach Resort
Gloria Manor
Gloria Manor
3.5 out of 5
No. 101, Gongyuan Rd., Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is ¥26,062 per night from Dec 29 to Dec 30

Located in Kenting, 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 km) ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (454 reviews)

"A great stay experience, the service staff is very good, the hotel facilities are perfect, and I will stay next time."…"

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2020

Gloria Manor
Howard Beach Resort - Superior House
Howard Beach Resort - Superior House
3.5 out of 5
Level 1 No.2-2, Kending Rd., Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is ¥9,166 per night from Nov 30 to Dec 1

With direct access to the beach, this Kenting hotel is in a national park and within 1 mi (2 km) of Little Bay Beach, Kenting National Park, and Kenting Night ...

3.8/5Good! (437 reviews)

"Got a free upgrade for a sea view room. Nice beach"…"

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019

Howard Beach Resort - Superior House
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 ¥10,109 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30

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 ...

4.2/5Excellent! (13 reviews)

"這是第一次入住露營車,雖然空間不大,但是很乾淨與清爽。整個園區裡的環境也很整潔"…"

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

Kenting Houbihu Camping car
Splendi Villa
Splendi Villa
3.5 out of 5
No.72, Sangou Rd., Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is ¥28,337 per night from Nov 30 to Dec 1

Situated in Hengchun, this aparthotel is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Hengchun Old Town West Gate and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Kenting National Park. Lujing Sika Deer Ecological ...

Splendi Villa
Kenting Dajianshan Cabin
Kenting Dajianshan Cabin
2.5 out of 5
No.302-3, Kending Rd., Hengchun, Pingtung County
The price is ¥2,187 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30

Located in Kenting, this cabin is within a 5-minute walk of Kenting National Park and Kenting Night Market. Nan Wan Beach is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) away.

3.8/5Good! (28 reviews)
Neat Little House (not so clean though)

"Not really located on the Kenting main street but only minutes of walk away. Spacious enough for four people indeed so it was good for two of us. There is a little space outside the house and also tap for washing after going to beaches. The room is equipped with basic daily necessity. The room is ..."…"

Reviewed on May 28, 2017

Kenting Dajianshan Cabin
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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Top Destination

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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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