Kenting Forest Recreation Area

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Merely a 10 minute walk from Kenting Street, it is the second national forest recreational area in Taiwan, home to thriving species of the uplifted coral reef forest and monsoon rainforest: big Bishopwood that cling tightly to the reef, Looking Glass Trees with extensive buttress roots, White Banyan Trees with countless aerial roots, etc. The Japanese established the “Hengchun Tropical Botanical Garden” here in 1906, which has been operating for over a century to date.

Formerly an ocean garden where coral polyps, calcareous algae, foraminifera, and shells flocked and thrived, Kenting National Forest Recreation Area became a unique forest ecosystem, an Uplifted Coral Reef Forest, thanks to the plate movement of the Earth 500 thousand years ago. Such an ecosystem is a mix of rich ecology, monsoon rainforest, and limestone landform, offering visitors an alternative touring experience in Kenting.

Groups of Taiwan macaque and Red-bellied tree squirrel are often seen in the Recreation Area. Yet, the most captivating scene will be the migrant birds visiting during the autumn and winter, such as Grey-faced Buzzards in October. At times, you can even sight the elegant silhouette of the rare Black-napped Oriole. At the bottom level of the forest, there live precious tiny dwellers like the Huang Ze gray crabs (Geothelphusa albuginea) and Satsuma botanica mancala, endemic species to Taiwan.

Another major feature of Kenting National Forest Recreation Area is its limestone landform. Geological treasures, including stalactites and stalagmites, can be found in the vadose caves, like the Silver Dragon Cave and Stalagmite Cave. This magical forest is definitely a feast for the eyes for anyone who likes adventure!
Sorce: Forestry Bureau

scenery features:

Kenting National Forest Recreation Area in Hengchun Town of Pingtung County is situated at the center of Hengchun Peninsula,the southernmost tip of Taiwan. The elevation is 300 meters above sea level and the area spans 150 hectares.

recommended stay time:

120minute

opening hours:

08:00-17:00

expenditure brief:

Mon.~Fri.—Adults NT$100
Weekends & Holidays—Adults NT$150
Groups (20 or more) NT$100
Students with student ID NT$75
Children between 7 to 12 years old NT$75
Children between 3 to 6 years old NT$10
Adult over 65 years old with the R.O.C. ID NT$10
Children between 0 to 2 years old NT$0
The above fees are for reference purposes only; actual costs are informed at the actual venue and we do NOT give any prior notice.

Directions:

By Bus:
From Kaohsiung, take the Taiwan Motor Transport Co. bus directly to Kenting. Alternatively, take the Kaohsiung Bus to Hengchun and transfer to the Pingtung Bus to Kenting. For more information, call: +886-7-238-4880

Near Hotels

Howard Beach Resort - Kenting

2.0 km
No.2, Kenting Rd., Hengchun Town, Pingtung County,Taiwan
TWD4,189+

Kenting Dajanshan Hotel

2.2 km
No.302, Kending Rd., Hengchun Township, Pingtung County 946, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
TWD700+

Kenting Jlin Resort Village

2.4 km
No.330-9, Kending Rd., Hengchun Township, Pingtung County 946, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
TWD1,600+

Swan Lake Villa Resort

5.9 km
No.500 Nanwan Rd, Hengchun township, Pingtung County
TWD2,200+

Uni-Resort Kenting

7.1 km
No.230, Eluan Rd., Hengchun Township, Pingtung County 946, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
TWD3,498+

Hengchun Farmer's Holiday Hotel

7.7 km
No.6, Aly. 2, Ln. 11, Hengnan Rd., Hengchun Township, Pingtung County 946, Taiwan
TWD1,800+

Kenting Holiday Hotel

9.2 km
No.966 Henggong Rd, Hengchun township, Pingtung County
TWD1,800+

Near Attractions

Kenting National Park

Sheding Nature Park

Xiaowan Beach (Little Bay)

Kenting Street (Kenting Night Market)

Kenting Beach

Kenting Youth Activity Center

Cingwashih (Frog Rock)

Fongchueisha (Windblown Sand)

Chuanfanshih

South Bay (Nanwan)