Pingtung is one of Taiwan’s hidden gems, offering miles of beaches, parks, historic landmarks and awe-inspiring natural beauty. The area is notable for its general lack of industrialization and light pollution, making it an excellent spot to take in the migratory buzzards and blankets of stars above the lush farmland, while Kenting National Park is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and beachgoers.

    Pingtung is heavy on tradition – think meals of pigs’ feet, Gaoshu dates and Formosan sambar deer – and the rich history of aboriginal tribes can be explored at the Taiwan Indigenous Peoples Culture Park. Hengchun Old Town is the only old town in Taiwan, and though now situated on a busy roundabout, it still offers a unique glimpse of old-world Taiwan.

    Where & what to eat in Pingtung

    • 10 Best Pingtung Foods Everyone Should Try

      Pingtung has fertile land and a rich variety of produce. The locals make good use of this bounty in many of its delicious dishes, such as sweet mung bean soup (lu dou zhuan), Hengchun cassia seed tea (hengchun jue ming zi cha), aiyu jelly ice (xian cuo ai yu bing), wax apple cuisine (lian wu liao li), Wandan red bean...

    Where to shop & what to buy in Pingtung

    • 10 Best Places to Go Shopping in Pingtung

      Pingtung offers plenty of shopping options. There are thriving urban shopping neighborhoods, such as Pingtung City Shopping District, Kenting Street Night Market and Pingtung Tourist Night Market. If you'd prefer a more local vibe, there's a variety of smaller shopping districts, each with its own unique style, such as Hengchun Old Town Shopping District. You can enjoy delicious food and...

    Start planning your trip

    Also popular in Taiwan

    COVID-19 Travel Alert

    Attractions and experiences recommended in our guides may be affected. Please check local guidance before you travel.

    Back to top