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Pingtung County (屏東縣) is southernmost region of Taiwan reaching down to its extreme southern tip.

Regions[edit]

Map of Pingtung County

There are 33 townships, towns, and urban areas in Pingtung County, each with its own local characteristics and features:

  Northern Pingtung (Pingtung, Jiuru, Ligang, Yanpu, Gaoshu)
Home to the political and economic centre of the County.
  Central Pingtung (Chaozhou, Wandan, Changzhi, Linluo, Wanluan, Neipu, Zhutian, Xinpi)
An area with a strong Hakka culture which is famous for its pig's trotters.
  Southern Pingtung (Donggang, Fangliao, Xinyuan, Kanding, Linbian, Nanzhou, Jiadong, Liuqiu)
A popular starting off point to explore some of the nearby islands.
  Hengchun Peninsula (Hengchun, Fangshan, Checheng, Manzhou)
Home to the Kenting National Park, as well as a popular area for watersports and resorts.
  Mountain Area (Sandimen, Wutai, Majia, Taiwu, Laiyi, Chunri, Shizi, Mudan)
An area rich in the culture of the indigineous Taiwanese tribes.

Cities[edit]

  • 1 Pingtung (屏東) – The subtropical county seat and largest city in Pingtung County.
  • 2 Chaozhou Chaozhou, Pingtung on Wikipedia (潮州) – Named for the city from which the early settlers originally came.
  • 3 Donggang Donggang, Pingtung on Wikipedia (東港) – It has one of Taiwan's largest fishing harbours.
  • 4 Hengchun Hengchun on Wikipedia (恆春) – The entryway to Kenting National Park with pristine beaches and a vibrant tourist industry, the Hengchun area often attracts more travelers than local residents.

Other destinations[edit]

  • 1 Kenting National Park – A scenic region and national park with some of the best beaches in Taiwan, famous for surfing, snorkling, etc.

Understand[edit]

Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

Pingtung County is connected to other parts of Taiwan by the TRA network. This is also a useful way to get between townships. Stations located within the County are:

Name Chinese Line Location Notes
1 Liukuaicuo. Liukuaicuo Station (Q10893191) on Wikidata Liukuaicuo railway station on Wikipedia 六塊厝 Pingtung line
2 Pingtung. Pingtung Station (Q6129967) on Wikidata Pingtung railway station on Wikipedia 屏東
3 Guilai. Guilai Station (Q11125176) on Wikidata Guilai railway station on Wikipedia 歸來
4 Linluo. Linluo Station (Q11677378) on Wikidata Linluo railway station on Wikipedia 麟洛
5 Xishi. Xishi Station (Q11627297) on Wikidata Xishi railway station on Wikipedia 西勢
6 Zhutian. Zhutian Station (Q11599388) on Wikidata Zhutian railway station on Wikipedia 竹田
7 Chaozhou. Chaozhou Station (Q11565699) on Wikidata Chaozhou railway station on Wikipedia 潮州
8 Kanding. Kanding Station (Q11052506) on Wikidata Kanding railway station on Wikipedia 崁頂
9 Nanzhou. Nanzhou Station (Q10907743) on Wikidata Nanzhou railway station on Wikipedia 南州
10 Zhen'an. Zhen'an Station (Q11651164) on Wikidata Zhen'an railway station on Wikipedia 鎮安
11 Linbian. Linbian Station (Q1033565) on Wikidata Linbian railway station on Wikipedia 林邊
12 Jiadong. Jiadong railway station (Q10886976) on Wikidata Jiadong railway station on Wikipedia 佳冬
13 Donghai. Donghai Station (Q1033572) on Wikidata Donghai railway station on Wikipedia 東海
14 Fangliao. Fangliao Station (Q5433848) on Wikidata Fangliao railway station on Wikipedia 枋寮 Pintung line
South-link line
15 Jialu. Jialu Station (Q10900873) on Wikidata Jialu railway station on Wikipedia 加祿 South-link line
16 Neishi. Neishi Station (Q10891354) on Wikidata Neishi railway station on Wikipedia 內獅
17 Fangshan. Fangshan Station (Q8085552) on Wikidata Fangshan railway station on Wikipedia 枋山
18 Fangye. Fangye Signal Station (Q11105326) on Wikidata Fangye railway station on Wikipedia 枋野號
19 Central Signal. Central Signal Station (Q10875115) on Wikidata Central Signal railway station on Wikipedia 中央號

By bus[edit]

Numerous bus lines, regional and national, cover the region.

By boat[edit]

Ferry service operates between Donggang Township and Baisha Port and Dafu Port on the offshore Lamay Island

Get around[edit]

Getting around by bus and bicycle is recommended.

See[edit]

History and culture[edit]

Hengchun South Gate
Yang Family Ancestral Hall
  • 1 Hengchun Old Town (恆春縣城). The only castle town in Taiwan where all of the original gates remain standing. Hengchun Old Town (Q5811477) on Wikidata Hengchun Old Town on Wikipedia
  • 2 Kucapungane (好茶村). A Rukai aboriginal village in the mountains of southern Taiwan. Virtually abandoned since the 1970s, the village is well-known for its slate houses. Kucapungane (Q10942919) on Wikidata Kucapungane on Wikipedia
  • 3 Old House of Siiao Family (蕭家祖屋), No. 150, Gouzhu Road, Jiadong Township, +886 932 200 024. 09:00-17:00. The house was constructed during the reign of Emperor Xianfeng during the Qing Dynasty. After the handover of Taiwan to Japan in 1895, a conflict broke out between the local residents and the Japanese. Some of the bullet holes from this conflict are still visible in the room walls. Old House of Siiao Family (Q17499682) on Wikidata Old House of Siiao Family on Wikipedia
  • 4 Wukou Village Liou Family Ancestral Hall (五溝水劉氏宗祠). The Hakka-style hall spans over an area of 1 hectare. It was built with two internal wings, two external wings and Baroque-style walls. Wukou Village Liou Family Ancestral Hall (Q27925702) on Wikidata Wukou Village Liou Family Ancestral Hall on Wikipedia
  • 5 Yang Family Ancestral Hall (楊氏宗祠). The building was constructed with traditional Hakka architecture style in quadrangle shape. It features a heart-shaped Tai chi pond located in front of the hall. Yang Family Ancestral Hall (Q27923764) on Wikidata Yang Family Ancestral Hall on Wikipedia

Museums and galleries[edit]

Museum of Traditional Theater
Kelp Forests, National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium
  • 6 Liudui Hakka Cultural Park (六堆客家文化園區). A cultural center focusing on Hakka people and culture. The two main concepts of the park are Hakka village life and natural ecology. Liudui Hakka Cultural Park (Q10893187) on Wikidata Liudui Hakka Cultural Park on Wikipedia
  • 7 Museum of Traditional Theater (屏東戲曲故事館). A museum of traditional performing arts, particularly puppetry which remains popular in Taiwan. Museum of Traditional Theater (Q41045345) on Wikidata Museum of Traditional Theater on Wikipedia
  • 8 National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium (國立海洋生物博物館). Opened in 2000, the complex features an aquarium as well as a water park. National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium (Q697507) on Wikidata National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium on Wikipedia
  • 9 Pingtung Hakka Cultural Museum (屏東縣客家文物館). The exhibits are divided into Hakka cultivation, Hakka farm life, Hakka life, Hakka culture, and heritage. Pingtung Hakka Cultural Museum (Q28224270) on Wikidata Pingtung Hakka Cultural Museum on Wikipedia
  • 10 Taipower Exhibit Center in Southern Taiwan (台電南部展示館). The center features exhibition hall, movie theater and an outdoor solar panel. Taipower Exhibit Center in Southern Taiwan (Q55634601) on Wikidata Taipower Exhibit Center in Southern Taiwan on Wikipedia
  • 11 Taiwan Indigenous Peoples Cultural Park (台灣原住民文化園區). The cultural park exhibits the lifestyle and cultural heritage of the nine main aboriginal tribes in Taiwan. Taiwan Indigenous Peoples Cultural Park (Q23926685) on Wikidata Taiwan Indigenous Peoples Cultural Park on Wikipedia

Temples[edit]

  • 12 An-Nur Tongkang Mosque (東港清真寺). It is the eighth and latest mosque built in Taiwan. It is also the first mosque in Pingtung County, completed in 2018. An-Nur Tongkang Mosque (Q47543052) on Wikidata An-Nur Tongkang Mosque on Wikipedia
  • 13 Chaozhou Zhaolin Temple (潮州朝林宮), +886 8 789 6652.
  • 14 Checheng Fuan Temple (車城福安宮). The largest temple in Taiwan whorshipping Tudigong (土地公 "Lord of the Soil and the Ground"). Checheng Fuan Temple (Q15930723) on Wikidata Checheng Fuan Temple on Wikipedia
  • 15 Donglong Temple (東港東隆宮). The current temple complex was completed in 1887. The temple organises the Donggang King Boat Ceremony every three years on the 2nd, 5th, 8th and 11th year of the Chinese calendar. Donglong Temple (Q11103754) on Wikidata Donglong Temple on Wikipedia
  • 16 Fangliao Bao'an Temple (北勢寮保安宮), +886 8 878 2419.
  • 17 Three Mountains King Temple (九如三山國王廟), No. 174, Ren'ai Street, Jiuru Township, +886 8 739 1023. Built in 1651, the temple name refers to three mountains in Mainland China: Mount Du, Mount Ming, and Mount Jing Three Mountains King Temple (Jiouru) (Q24834614) on Wikidata Three Mountains King Temple on Wikipedia
  • 18 Wanchin Basilica of the Immaculate Conception (萬金聖母聖殿). The first basilica church in Taiwan, built in 1870. Wanchin Church (Q3846849) on Wikidata Wanchin Basilica of the Immaculate Conception on Wikipedia

Do[edit]

  • 1 Sichongxi Hot Spring (四重溪溫泉). Housed in a Japanese-style building, the water is of alkaline type and rich in sodium carbonate. Sichongxi Hot Spring (Q10925395) on Wikidata Sichongxi Hot Spring on Wikipedia
  • 2 Cycling the Dapeng Bay Bikeway (大鵬灣環灣自行車道), +886 8 833 8100. A cycling course that runs alongside the Dapeng lagoon.
  • 3 Bada Forest Paradise Theme Park (8大森林魔法樂園). The theme park consists of various exhibitions on plantation as well as many amusement rides. Bada Forest Paradise (Q55604672) on Wikidata Bada Forest Paradise on Wikipedia
  • 4 [dead link] Penbay International Circuit (大鵬灣國際賽車場). A motorsports venue featuring a 3.5 km long circuit. Penbay International Circuit (Q3208132) on Wikidata Penbay International Circuit on Wikipedia


Parks and nature[edit]

Vase Rock
  • 5 Beautiful Maiden Cave (美人洞). An explorable cave complex that requires a fee for admission which also allows entry to the nearby Mountain Pig Ditch and Black Dwarf Cave. Beauty Cave (Q29413902) on Wikidata Beauty Cave on Wikipedia
  • 6 Black Dwarf Cave (烏鬼洞). A large explorable cave on Liuqiu Island. Black Dwarf Cave (Q28061028) on Wikidata Black Dwarf Cave on Wikipedia
  • 7 Dapeng Bay (大鵬灣). The largest lagoon on the southwest coastline of Taiwan Island. Dapeng Bay (Q19458779) on Wikidata Dapeng Bay on Wikipedia
  • 8 Linhousilin Forest Park (林後四林平地森林園區). The park was created as a lowland forest reserve. It spans over a total area of 1,005 ha. Linhousilin Forest Park (Q41715262) on Wikidata Linhousilin Forest Park on Wikipedia
  • 9 Longluan Lake (龍鑾潭). The biggest fresh water lake in Taiwan. Longluan Lake (Q11180700) on Wikidata Longluan Lake on Wikipedia
  • 10 Longpan Park (龍磐公園). A windy park facing out to the Pacific Ocean. Longpan Park (Q55817335) on Wikidata Longpan Park on Wikipedia
  • 11 Shuangliu Forest Recreation Area (雙流國家森林遊樂區). The forest spans an area of 6½ km² at 175–650 m altitude featuring a number of hiking trails. Shuangliu Forest Recreation Area (Q48972836) on Wikidata Shuangliu Forest Recreation Area on Wikipedia
  • Vase Rock (花瓶石). The 9-m tall rock was formed by the rising of the coastal coral reef. Vase Rock on Wikipedia

Eat[edit]

The popular night markets can be found in most towns and cities.

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

  • 1 Caesar Park Hotel Kenting, No.6 Kenting Road, Hengchun Town, +886 8 886 1888.
  • 2 Chateau Beach Resort Kenting (墾丁夏都沙灘酒店), No. 451號, Kending Road, Hengchun Township, +886 8 886 2345. Chateau Beach Resort Kenting (Q10931419) on Wikidata
  • 3 Fullon Resort Kending (福容大飯店), No. 1000, Chuanfan Road, Hengchun Township, +886 8 885 6688.
  • 4 Kentington Resort (小墾丁渡假村). In a 40 ha area, the resort has 304 huts, dining areas, recreational areas and venues for conferences or banquets. Kentington Resort (Q16241891) on Wikidata Kentington Resort on Wikipedia

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