To many, Kenting National Park is a destination highly recommended by local Taiwanese if you ask about a special place to travel around south Taiwan. This beautiful park is located in Pingtung county in south of Taiwan. This trip was made by our group of friends studying in KSU.
We came to Kenting in summer days. Even though we were awared it would be very sunny there, it was so excited to take a bus from Kaoshiung to Kenting where the beach was awaiting us. If you want to travel by your own, you can take the regular or express bus from KHH to Kenting with a price of 300-400 NT$ (8~10 USD) for a 1 or 2.5 hour trip. But since we wanted to stop in some places across Kenting in 2 days, we hided a big bus to take us there.
On our way in about 1.5 hour from Kaoshiung, we stopped by a village where local Taiwanese would show us how to make a lacquer umbrella. This is the name of the place in Chinese, poor me that I forgot pinyin pronunciation, which I took it more comfortable to memorize & learn Chinese
Making the frame of umbrella before sticking paper
Anyway, the more exciting part was to paint the umbrella. Everyone worked on their umbrella painting. And finally turned out the "final products". My friends just made fun with what they did for the umbrellas
Later our self-painted umbrellas were wrapped to be posted back to our living places. It would be the best souvenirs everyone had from this trip. So we had a photo for our good memory here.
After fun time in the spot for umbrella painting, we headed to the beach of Kenting - the most southern part of the Formosa. Across the beach, there are so many beautiful hotels & restaurant with magnificent ocean views. It seemed like I forgot the hotness of the sunny weather because the freshness from the beach came ease us so comfortably.
These beautiful hotels across the beach related me to the ones in coastal line of Vung Tau, Vietnam. We reached to our booked hotel. While others were busy with their luggage & checking-in, I didn't forget to take photo of the street in front of our hotel.
Fully equipped with modern décor and beautiful comfortable bathroom, our hotel room costed about 1000 NT$ (~ 25 USD) per night, which was a deal.
Our room's window were towards the seaside. A large balcony with chairs and tables out there if we wanted to have some drinks & feel the sea's windy relaxing atmosphere.
From the balcony, it was so perfect to esteem the view of the ocean The beautiful white sandy beaches made me can't wait to change & go there for sunbathing on. After the check-in & resting about 30 mins, we went to the beach immediately. I guess this beach was called Nanwan beach in Chinese or South Bay in English. We had fun playing baseball in the sand while some enjoyed their swimming and sunbathing. The beach was so beautiful, calm, safe with easy access.
This is Shirley - our Taiwanese fun-loving friend. I miss her a lot when looking at this picture. She was trying to take photos of all us
Here we go, finally she got our photo.
Night in the Kenting beach is very enjoyable for tourists. You can go to the crowded night market or go to restaurants to try seafood. Kenting is famous for its plenty of seafood choices . You even can access easily in food stalls to try grilled shrimp or fish. Especially the sushi and sashimi here are so cheap. With 100-150 NT$, you can have 20 pieces of sashimi. For us, after BBQ for dinner, we had a flame of fire in the sand for drinks& dance very late at night.