Hengchun

Travel Guide
Hengchun featuring 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

Howard Beach Resort Kenting
Howard Beach Resort Kenting
4 out of 5
No. 2 Kenting Road, Hengchun, Pingtung County, 94644
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The price is HK$1,075 per night from 27 May to 28 May
Stay at this 4-star beach resort in Hengchun. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (993 reviews)
"Plenty to do, attached to mall, food court. Great pool with hot tub."

Reviewed on 14 Apr 2022

Howard Beach Resort Kenting
Sunshine Liv.
Sunshine Liv.
3 out of 5
No. 48, Nanwan Rd., Hengchun Township, Hengchun, Pingtung County, 946
Stay at this 3-star beach hotel in Hengchun. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (123 reviews)
"Overall, it was a nice experience to stay in this hostel with the amazing ocean view! Particularly, the service is impeded and details oriented. However, the building itself is not in good condition as the frame of the balcony is rusted and the paint of the bathroom wall is peeling off. They have ..."

Reviewed on 19 Jan 2022

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Caesar Park Kenting
Caesar Park Kenting
5 out of 5
6 Kenting Road, Hengchun, Pingtung County, 94644
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Hengchun. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 restaurants and a beach locale. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (972 reviews)
Kind staff but 3 star hotel.
"Pillow smells bad so I could not have a good sleep. Also, my family complained a lot. No way for this hotel to be 5 star. The hotel and facility were aged and food of bar and breakfast were really poor quality. No recommend. However, staff was very kind."

Reviewed on 14 Aug 2021

Caesar Park Kenting
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Kenting Houbihu Camping car
Kenting Houbihu Camping car
2 out of 5
No.79-64, Daguang Rd, Hengchun, Pingtung County, 946
Stay at this campsite in Hengchun. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and daily housekeeping. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (17 reviews)
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"車內空間不大但很舒適,入住時等了大約10分鐘,但是過程還算順利,晚上附近環境非常安靜,適合多人來包場烤肉聚會"

Reviewed on 22 Oct 2021

Kenting Houbihu Camping car
Kenting Dajianshan Cabin
Kenting Dajianshan Cabin
2.5 out of 5
No.302-3, Kending Rd., Hengchun, Pingtung County, 94644
Stay at this cabin in Hengchun. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an airport shuttle. Our guests praise the comfy beds in their reviews. Popular attractions ...
4/5 Very Good! (46 reviews)
"The advertisement photo look news and good condition , in fact the condition is pretty old"

Reviewed on 4 Aug 2021

Kenting Dajianshan Cabin
Land of joy Ubud Hall
Land of joy Ubud Hall
3.5 out of 5
No.14, Linsen Ln., Nanwan Rd., Hengchun, Pingtung County, 94648
Stay at this 3.5-star beach villa in Hengchun. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Popular attractions Kenting Night Market and Kenting National ...
Land of joy Ubud Hall
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