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Pingtung County ─ Hengchun Old Town
Located in Pingtung County, Taiwan, Hengchun Old Town (Town of Eternal Spring) is the entryway to Kenting National Park. With a location in southern Taiwan, Hengchun has a mild weather year-round and is also the heart of Pingtung County on Taiwan’s southernmost tip. It is also the home to some of Taiwan’s most valuable cultural treasures and heritages.

Hengchun was formerly known as Langchiao, a local aboriginal term for orchids growing in the local forests to the south of Fengshan, and is also the name of the local aboriginal tribe. The name, Langchiao was used until 1875 that the Qing (Ching) governor, Shen Bao-Jen renamed it to Hengchun, meaning eternal spring for its friendly climate year-round.

The town was built over 130 years ago, carrying some of the most important histories of Taiwan. Hengchun Old Town was built in 1873 during the late Qing Dynasty. The town was occupied by the Han Chinese during the Dutch occupation in the 16th century. After the fail of Lin Shuang-Wen uprising against the Qing Dynasty in 1786, the Qing Government banned Han Chinese settlement in Hengchun (Langchiao) for many years. It was not until the Mudan Incident of 1874, when the Japanese army invaded Taiwan making a difference in the population of the local aboriginals, bringing the Qing Dynasty realized the significance of protecting the southern coast of Taiwan. The developments during that time period brought prosperities and developments to the city, such as the city wall, an official district, as well as reaching a peace accord between the Han Chinese settles and the local aborigines.

Hengchun Old Town was built in accordance with the traditional Chinese geomancy (fengshui), in which the town’s location occupies a basin surrounded by Guanshan (Mt. Guan) to the west, the Central Mountain Range to the east, and Dajianshan (Mt. Dajian) to the south. With a carefully selected location great in terms of both geography and its Chinese geomancy qualities, Hengchun Old Town offers spectacular sceneries in all 4 directions for one’s Kenting travel.

The city wall of Hengchun Old Town is one of the best-preserved ruins of its kind in Taiwan. The walls are 13-meter high and 2,500 meter-long standing complete with its original gates. The walls were developed by the Qing Government to allocate resources to bolster the city’s defenses and developments after the tensions with Japan subsided. As one of the best-preserved city walls in the country, these walls have been classified as a Tier-Two national historical site.

With abundant cultural and historical assets, Hengchun Old Town is favored by many contemporary writers and historians. The old town of Hengchun also regained its fame as it was the filming location of Taiwan’s hit movie “Cape No. 7”, the top-money-making Taiwan film in 2008.

Visitors may start exploring Hengchun from the West Gate and proceed to the South and East gates via Matsu (Mazu) Temple. Each of the gateways has its own watchtower and gun emplacements. The gates were protected by moats to repel from invaders. The top of the gates also provide a nice viewing spot for panoramic views of the entire town. Among all gates, the East gate is the best preserved of the four. Visitors may also find contemporary buildings, stores, roads surrounding the city walls and gates, merging the old and modern in Hengchun today.
 
Address:

,Hengchun Town,Pingtung County,Taiwan (R.O.C.)

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Hengchun Old Town was built in accordance with the traditional Chinese geomancy (fengshui), in which the town’s location occupies a basin surrounded by Guanshan (Mt. Guan) to the west, the Central Mountain Range to the east, and Dajianshan (Mt. Dajian) to the south. With a carefully selected location great in terms of both geography and its Chinese geomancy qualities, Hengchun Old Town offers spectacular sceneries in all 4 directions for one’s Kenting travel.

Directions:
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By Plane:
Take plane to Kaohsiung Int’l Airport, and then take Zhongnan Bus(中南客運)/Kaohsiung Bus(高雄客運) – Kenting route to Hengchun

By Train:
Take train to Kaohsiung Railway Station, and then take Kaohsiung Bus/Zhongnan Bus –Kenting or Eluanbi Route to Hengchun.

Take train to Pingtung Railway Station, and then take Pingtung Bus (屏東客運) – Hengchun route to Hengchun.

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