Sharing the same latitude as Hawaii, Kenting is the southernmost point of Taiwan and is shaped in an arc with a cape at both corners. The National Park protects an area of low-lying hills, limestone caves and forests providing good opportunities for hiking. With year round tropical weather, a laid back atmosphere and an abundance of fine beaches, Kenting is one of Taiwan’s most popular tourist destinations.
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Top things to do in Kenting
Travel the scenic coast of southern Taiwan
Set on the southernmost tip of the Hengchun Peninsula, the scenery and terrain of Kenting National Park is varied, with mountains in the north, and coral tablelands and foothills in the south, and the huge Longlyuantan lake to the east. Near the town of Hengchun the ecological phenomenon known as Chuhuo (meaning in Taiwanese 'to give out fire') occurs, whereby underground natural gas rises through cracked mudstone under the earth's surface and gives off a distinctive flame.
Visit the Jialeshuei scenic area
Jialeshuei is a picturesque stretch of the coastline on the east side of the Hengchun peninsula, facing the Pacific Ocean. Take a guided walk around the rocky seashore where constant erosion from the sea and strong winds has formed unusual rock shapes. Points of interest include Shanhai waterfalls, Chessboard Rocks, Honeycomb Rocks, Frog Rocks and Sea Horse Rocks.
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