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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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  • 古老的城牆,再加上颱風的摧殘,木頭棧道樓梯有的都毀了 目前西門、北門、東門之間看起來有城牆可以走,可是他們都沒有相連在一起,也沒有樓梯可以下去 如果想要繞一圈就走下面吧!! 
  • 恆春鎮真的不大,開車一下就繞完了,夏天的時間去,走在老街已是極限,就沒再步行繞城門,對於古蹟來說,算是保護的不錯,而且有歷史的意義。 
  • 很壯觀,還有搶孤的設施~城牆都還留著,但因為開墾道路,所以城河有被中斷~是個值得去看看走走的景點,希望大家也會跟我一樣滿意。 
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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.