Kenting National Park

Kenting National Park is situated at the Southern end of Taiwan on Hengchun Peninsula and is known as the country’s tropical playground famed for its natural beauty.The Park is an outdoor museum in which you will find records that tell of the Earth’s movement and the evolution of plants and animals dating back tens of millions of years.

The purpose of the national parks is to protect the unique landscape, wildlife and cultural heritage of the country, and to serve as resources for education, recreation and research. Kenting National Park faces the Pacific Ocean on the east, the Taiwan Strait in the west, and the Bashi Channel on the south. Due to the unique climate and landforms, Kenting National Park supports a rich variety of botanic life and houses many tropical plants. Along the coast you will find the largest coral reef plant zone and tropical coastal forest in Taiwan. In the mountains you can see the only surviving low altitude primeval forest and coral reef forests as well as grasslands, coastal shrubs and aquatic plants.

Wildlife enthusiasts will not be disappointed as the Park’s rich flora and landscape support a variety of wildlife, including 320 species of birds, 216 species of butterflies, 60 species of reptiles and amphibians and numerous species of insects.

Nearby is the Manjou township where visitors can hire a surfboard for only $15 Australian and surf the day away. The coral and marine life is abundant in the area so snorkelling and diving are other popular water activities to try.

When exploring Kenting National Park, be sure to venture to Sail Rock. Since the early seventies, the locals have been calling the rock, ‘Richard Nixon’s Head,’ because if you look closely, the rock resembles the late American president. 

Currently over 70 prehistoric sites have been discovered, represented by the Kenting and Eluanbi prehistoric sites which date back to approximately 2,000 to 5,000 years ago.


Kending National Park Administration Office
946 No.596, Kenting Road, Hengchun Township,
Pingtung County 946, Taiwan (R.O.C))
Tel: (886)-8-8861321       



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