It’s the end of the road down here, but there’s nothing remote or isolated at all about Kenting National Park (Kěndīng Guójiā Gōngyuán). Over 5 million visitors a year flock here to swim, surf, snorkel, dive, visit museums, hike, visit hot springs, eat good food and enjoy a little nightlife. And they do so all year round.
County Road 199
This idyllic country road rewards at every turn with a rich history and a varying landscape of hills, ponds, farms, aboriginal villages and open fields. It's a preferred route for those continuing at a leisurely pace on to the east coast (Hwy 9 is faster but thick with speeding buses and trucks), or vice versa.
Aogu Wetlands & Forest Park
The sprawling 15-sq-km wetland park known as Aogu (Áogǔ Shīdì Sēnlín Yuánqū) includes mud beaches, marshes, lagoons, fish farms, beefwood forests and tracts of thick shrub. Dozens of bird species can be spotted here with nothing more than one’s naked eyes. These include drongos, egrets, cranes, ducks, cormorants, hawks and eagles.