Kenting – Taiwan’s ‘sleeping princess’

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Chuanfan Rock
Chuanfan Rock

Taiwan is always known as the beautiful and attractive land with a lot of wonderful things and an amazing destination. Besides street foods, you can not miss stunning destinations and Kenting is one of them. Kenting is not only a beautiful coastline, historic lighthouse, vast nature reserve but also one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world. It is the reason why the place is famous for “sleeping princess” of Taiwan.

Kenting is located in the southernmost part of Taiwan, in Taiwan’s Pingtung province, approximately two hours from Kaohsiung’s Kaohsiung Airport and two and a half hours from Tainan Airport. Kenting is the land that is blessed with the longest beautiful beaches in Taiwan. If anyone is passionate about movies, it’s no wonder that Life of Pi, Cape No. 7 choose the beach here to shoot for your footage. Therefore, when visiting there, you’ll have a chance to enjoy the wonderful and stunning beach with the most beautiful landscape.

Kenting
Kenting

Furthermore, the place is also famous for ancient towns which impressed tourists in the first looking. Although it’s just a small area south of Taiwan, there are countless tourist destinations that foreigners know little about it. In addition, located in the southwestern part of Kenting, on a high ground, Guanshan is rated by CNN as one of the 12 most beautiful sunsets in the world. With brilliant sunsets, from the hills area, visitors can see the sunset image as they depict the horizon at sea. The landscape is like a romantic painting captivated people. Therefore, it is considered as the best place for a honeymoon because of romantic landscapes.

Previously, Wanlitong was a relatively and mysterious white sand beach, but from the appearance of the movie Cape No.7 and Life of Pi, it has created a fever in tourism in Taiwan. The beach is surrounded by peaceful fishing villages. Moreover, if you visit the place in the night, you can enjoy watching the stars, separate from life outside. Going along the long coastline, visitors will feel very relaxed because the area is not polluted by smoke, a perfect place to watch. Chuanfan Rock is the famous shooting location of this area. The stone is more commonly called the Nixon Stone because of its many angles to the looks of the former president of the United States.

Wanlitong
Wanlitong

Furthermore, if tourists want to learn more about wildlife, they can go to Shadao Ecological Reserve, located in the Kenting National Park system, to enjoy the peaceful space. Guests are not allowed to swim here for conservation purposes. Another attractive destination that not many people pay attention to is the LongPan Hill – red sea. Situated right on the JiaE highway, limestone karsts formed by seawater from a beautiful geological area.  Besides that, you can refer to other destinations. For example, the historic Eluanbi Lighthouse was built in the Qing Dynasty, right in the Straits of Taiwan and the Pacific Ocean. You will have the opportunity to learn about the historical value of the lighthouse exhibits. Mango in Pingtung is one of the famous specialties that you should buy as a gift in Kenting. The ripe mangoes are attractive orange-red.