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Kenting (Kending) National Forest Recreation Area

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Kenting (Kending) National Forest Recreation Area in Hengchun Township of Pingtung County is located in the center of Hengchun Peninsula where the southern most tip of Taiwan. The elevation is 200-300 meters above sea level and the area covers an area of 75 hectares. The more than 1,000 species of plants grown here are arranged according to type, with areas for medicinal plants, tropical fruits, rubber trees, and so on. There are 17 scenic points that are linked together by walkways, offering visitors maximum convenience to view both the plants and the scenery. Sites not to be missed include the Looking-glass Tree, which is over 400 years old, with unusual buttress-shaped roots that grow above ground; the Fairy Cave, a 137-meter-long cave of stalactites and stalagmites, lit up by lamplight; the observation tower, a 27-meter-high tower from which the southernmost tip of Taiwan and far away Orchid Island can be seen; and the Valley of the Hanging Banyans, whose walls, overgrown by aerial roots, form a wonderland all their own.

Travel Information

(Traffic information is subject to change. Please check with the transportation station before departure.)
TEL:
+886-8-886-1211
Address:
No.201, Gongyuan Rd., Hengchun Township, Pingtung County
Longitude/Latitude:
120.811929/21.958689
Web:
Kenting (Kending) National Forest Recreation Area Links
Transportation:

Nat'l Hwy 3 → Exit at the Nanzhou Interchange → County Hwy Route 187B → Prov. Hwy Route 1 → Prov. Hwy Route 26 → Township Road Ping-165.

Public:
  1. Take plain or train to Kaohsiung Station, continue by Kenting (Kending) Bus (No.9117 toward Kenting (Kending)) to Kenting (Kending) National Park, then transfer by Pingtung Bus(No.8248 toward Kenting (Kending) Park) to Kenting (Kending) Park Station.
  2. Take THRS or train to Kaohsiung Station, continue by Kenting (Kending) Bus (No.9188 toward Eluanbi) to Kenting National Park, then transfer by Pingtung Bus (No.8248 toward Kenting (Kending) Park) to Kenting (Kending) Park Station.
  3. Take THRS to Zuoying Station, continue by Kenting (Kending) Express Line (No.9189 toward Kenting (Kending)) to Nanwan Station, then transfer by Pingtung Bus (No.8248 toward Kenting (Kending) Park) to Kenting (Kending) Park Station.

 

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