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Kenting National Forest Recreation Area

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Kenting 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.

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(Traffic information is subject to change. Please check with the transportation station before departure.)
Transportation:

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

Public:
  1. Take THSR to Zuoying Station or take TRA to Kaohsiung Station, transfer Bus No.9188 (bound for Eluanbi) to Kenting Arch stop, and transfer Pingtung Bus No.8248 to Kenting Park stop.
  2. Take THRS to Zuoying Station, transfer Kenting Express Line 9189 to Kenting Arch stop, and transfer Pingtung Bus No.8248 to Kenting Park stop.

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Last update time: 2021-08-26
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