Must see attractions in Kenting National Park

  • Sights in Kenting National Park

    Kenting Forest Recreation Area

    Once an undersea coral reef, this forest area is now a quirky landscape of limestone caves, narrow canyons and cliff walls strangled with the roots of banyan trees inhabited by wild macaques. There are stellar views to be had from some of the paths, as well as a viewing tower in the middle of the park. It's one of the most visited places in Kenting National Park, so try to arrive early. Tickets are sold at the entrance.

  • Sights in Kenting National Park

    Sheding Nature Park

    This well-protected expanse of scrubby hills and open grasslands is a favourite with picnickers, hiking families and ecotourists. A pathway runs through creaking bamboo groves and crevices between huge coral rocks. The reintroduced sika deer is often spotted in the brush, as are endemic bird species, dozens of butterfly species, macaques and even wild boar.

  • Sights in Kenting National Park

    Eluanbi Lighthouse

    Kenting's best-known landmark – a still-functioning lighthouse built in the 1880s – is at Eluanbi Cape, the southernmost end of Taiwan's Central Mountain Range and inside Eluanbi Park. The park, open 24 hours, is a part of Kenting Forest Recreation Area and is served by a separate entrance. Eluanbi Park has hiking trails running through vines and past huge coral rocks, as well as a coastal walkway and lookout points.

  • Sights in Kenting National Park

    Jialeshui

    The admission fee buys you a half-hour tour-bus ride (and back) along a 2.5km-long stretch of coral coastline, as the driver explains to you the monikers of rocks that have been eroded into interesting shapes. After buying the ticket at the entrance, wait in line for the tour bus.

  • Sights in Kenting National Park

    Taiwan's Southernmost Point

    Just so you can say you've been to Taiwan's southernmost point, there's a stone marker showing exactly that. It's about 1.2km southeast of Eluanbi Park where Eluanbi Lighthouse is. The marker and a small viewing deck are accessible via a short, five-minute trail. There are lots of Japanese hornets here in the summer.