Hengchun is located within the Kenting National Park and is the gateway to the tropical beach resorts and night markets of downtown Kenting. It is also one of the most well known tourist towns in Taiwan, best known as “Hengchun Old Town” (恆春古城).“Hengchun Old Town” is one of the best-preserved historical towns in Taiwan. The city itself was once completely surrounded by a city wall; now about half of the wall remains intact, as well as the four city gates. It was built during the 1st year of GuangXu’s reign of the Qing dynasty in 1875 and completed in 1879.
恒春は墾丁国立公園の中に位置し、大街夜市のある南国リゾート墾丁への玄関口です。また、“Hengchun Old Town (恆春古城)”は台湾の観光地として広く知られ、最も保存状態の良い古城のひとつです。清朝の１８７５年（清光緒元年）から５年をかけて建設された城壁は街を囲んでおり、今でもその一部と東西南北４つの城門が残されています。
There are literally hundreds of places to eat in Hengchun. These are a few suggestions of where to eat in Hengchun that are located near Waverider House.
Located just a short walk from our location is the famous dumpling restaurant. Our favorite things to order are the hot sour soup, which is loaded with tofu, mushrooms, and bits of port, and the fried kim chee dumplings.
A typical meal costs about $1-$2.00 USD. It’s the best deal around.
Another favorite restaurant located walking distance from Waverider House. They serve a mixture of Thai and Taiwanese cuisine, very tasty and reasonably priced. Highly recommended.
Every Sunday night is the Hengchun Night Market. Unlike the touristy Kenting Street Night Market, this is where you will find more traditional Taiwanese foods and snacks, a perfect place to buy souvenirs to take back with you.
Just a short drive or bus ride away is the National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium (NMMBA).
Here you can spend half the day looking at all the exhibits and sea life in one of the worlds largest aquariums.