Kenting (Taiwan)

Kenting Travel Guide and Trip Resources

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Best beaches in Taiwan

Kenting is a town and National Park in Taiwan's deepest southCrowds.. but then this is Taiwan (and you can generally escape them by heading into the park)
Famous for its great beaches, night market and night life which is kept going by a constant inflow of Taiwanese youth
Plenty of water sports, ranging from jetskiing, surfing to diving or snorkeling

As those staying up north in Taipei are well aware, it may never truly get cold in Taiwan (Taipei has lows of 14℃-57℉ in January), but it sure can feel cold in winter as most apartments lack any form of heating! Kenting (墾丁), in Taiwan's deepest south, lies firmly in the tropics while Taipei is officially subtropical, and therefore experiences a more constantly warm climate.

The small town of Kenting and accompanying Kenting National Park is a surprise to many when they first come here. The crystal blue color of the water, some of the beaches and the landscape here easily rival those you see advertised in travel guides for the most appealing parts of Thailand or the Philippines. And with added night life kept going by a crowd of Taiwanese youth, a main street that turns into a night market at dusk, rock formations out in sea and plenty of diving and snorkeling spots, it's really not a punishment to spend your holiday here.

A short drive uphill from town brings you to Kenting National Park with trails, caves and great views. [Review by travelindicator]

Key info

  • Kenting is a city in Taiwan's region of Pingtung. It has a population of 1,800, is situated at an altitude of 62ft and the best airport to fly into is TPE (Taiwan Taoyuan International (chiang Kai Shek International), Taipei)
  • The currency used in Taiwan is the New Taiwan dollar (TWD)

Other cities in the region (Pingtung, Taiwan)


Kenting Weather

Historical average maximum temperature per month (℉):

77 77 82 86 88 90 90 90 88 86 82 77

Historical average rainfall per month (inches):

1 1.1 0.8 1.7 6.5 14.6 15.6 18.7 11.3 5.6 1.7 0.8

More Kenting travel resources

Wikitravel: Kenting National Park, Kenting Travel, Vivienavenue: Seafood and beach in kenting

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