Attractions

Top Choice Church in Sandimen

Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

If you manage to enter this Catholic church (c 1959) for the Rukai – it sometimes closes when nothing's going on – you'll see some unusual religious art. Rukai artisans were involved in its decoration and pews are r…
Top Choice Beach in Little Liuchiu Island

Vase Rock

One of Taiwan's most iconic landmarks, Vase Rock, close to the pier, is a 9m tall block of coral-limestone with a large head and a tapering body. It's called Vase Rock because vegetation covers its top, but it also …
Scenic Area in Sandimen

Highway 24

The last section of Hwy 24 is a gorgeous winding highway that leads you deep into the mountains. Not for the fainthearted, some parts of the road run along very steep cliffs. Do check the road conditions before sett…
Temple in Little Liuchiu Island

Sanlong Temple

Located on a hillside 15 minutes from the pier, the immense Sanlong Temple, aka 'Wang Yeh Temple', is Little Liuchiu's religious heart. The island's Wang Yeh boat is built in a dedicated shed (廟王船閣; Miàowáng Chuán G…
Wildlife Reserve in Kenting National Park

Sheding Nature Park

This well-protected expanse of scrubby hills and open grasslands is a favourite with picnickers and ecotourists. A pathway runs through creaking bamboo groves and crevices between huge coral rocks. The reintroduced …
Park in Pingtung County

Shuangliou Forest Recreation Area

The park offers an easy day hike with two trails to some gorgeous waterfalls and wooded hills. The 1500-hectare park is a monsoon forest that underwent landscaping in the 1960s, in which species from other parts of …
Beach in Little Liuchiu Island

Houshi Fringing Reef

Several kilometres of rock platform distributed along the island's southeastern coast which erosion has sculpted into fantastic formations, to which the locals have given nicknames. The beaches in this area are argu…
Forest in Kenting National Park

Kenting Forest Recreation Area

Once an undersea coral reef, the forest area is now a quirky landscape of limestone caves, narrow canyons and cliff walls strangled with the roots of banyan trees. It's one of the most visited places in the park, so…
Historic Site in Pingtung County

Shihmen Historical Battlefield

This historic battlefield site is worth the steep 45-minute ascent more for its excellent views than for its historical remains that includes a memorial and an old military building. The mountains, Shimen (石門山) and …
Lighthouse 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 is a part of Kenting …