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 industrialisation 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 although now situated on a busy roundabout, it still offers a unique glimpse of old-world Taiwan.

    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 areas, 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...

    Where to go & what to do at night in Pingtung

    • 10 Best Things to Do After Dinner in Pingtung

      In addition to the delicious food on offer at night markets, Pingtung has plenty of scenic spots for you to explore after dinner. Donggang Night Market sells a great range of snacks and is also a paradise for gadget freaks. You can stroll on the bridge crossing Wannian River and admire the colourful lighting. Next, head to Pingtung Park and...

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