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Hengchun Old Town, Pingtung

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One of Taiwan's best-preserved historical towns, Hengchun Old Town retains its original city gates and ramparts. Stroll along parts of the original 2,500 m (8,202 ft) long, 13 m (42 ft) high city wall that once completely surrounded the city. When passing through, make sure to visit each of the gates and take in views over the entire city from the watchtowers above. Throngs of tourists give the old quarter a distinct buzz, which carries over in its vibrant nightlife and pristine beaches. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Pingtung holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Hengchun Old Town and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • 恆春古城東門勝在闊落,城牆完整有古意,保證人人拍到好照片,可俯覽長期設置之恆春搶孤孤棚,想像三年一度盛況。 
  • 恆春古城是屏東最早的縣治城,歷史悠久的老城市了!站在城門可看見遠方的街景,若不愛看古色古香的紅磚塊就不適合來此地ㄛ~ 小孩比較不偏愛此地~哈 
  • The small town is quaint and small, but it is nice to see 1800s city walls and gates still standing as you pass through the town on the way to Kenting national park. Not much to see though until you g...  more »
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  • Busy old place. Bus from Kaohsiung stops here while going to kenting. Beautiful beaches very near to this place. Many hotels and minsu's around, but have to book them much earlier, otherwise very difficult to find one on the spot. Also near to the national marine biology museum.
  • Western gate. A signature historical building of the Heng Chun Old Town, visit the remaining three of you are interested!
  • Characterful old town, bustling and full of life. Opted to stay here instead of Kenting proper, and glad we did! Lots of hostels, tons of food options 😋
  • Good for a night walk along the wall surrounding the town.
  • Cute beautiful gate from the old day.