Fengchuisha is one of the most beautiful places in all of Kenting National Park. It has great views of the shoreline on the east side of the peninsula, featuring a wind-cut sandy landscape and sea cliffs. It is a must see on your trip to Kenting National Park.
Fengchuisha 風吹砂 literally means "wind blows sand." You can see why it was named this because the wind is constantly blowing and there is sand everywhere, even up from the shore onto the plateu above. The lookout area at Fengchuisha is on the side of the road on top of a cliff, offering pristine views of the most southeast section of shoreline in Taiwan.
Kenting was first settled by Chinese during theQing Dynasty. The word Kenting comes from twp words that mean cultivate (ken3 墾) and strong man (丁 ding1). During that time, a group of strong men (or Zhuang Ding 壯丁) came from Guangdong, who were basically Chinese pionners of the area to cultivate the land, hence the area was named Kenting for them.
The area was considered to be made into a park during the Japanese occupation due to it being the only tropical location in the Japanese Empire, but was never officially created.
During the Japanese era Nanwan was used as a whaling area and there were a few fishing villages here.
Kenting National Park was established in 1984 as the first national park in Taiwan after WWII.
Kenting became a major vacation spot, becoming a center for hostels and hotels for travelers.
How to get there:
By car/scooter: Take provincial highway 26 on the east side of Kenting until you come to Fengchuisha on the side of the road. There is a small parking lot that is usually never full.
By bus: From Hengchun, take bus 8249 to Shuiwaku and then walk about 15 minutes on the side of the road to get there.
Please see below:
I have been to Fengchuisha three times. It is a must stop for me in Kenting. The first time I went was right at sunset and there was a beautiful pink sky.
I got my drone up in the air, but after not long I decided to land because the wind was blowing too hard. I almost lost my drone that way before and I did not want to take that chance again, so the video above is all you get.
There is a small parking lot here on the side of the road.
View looking south.
View northeast toward Manzhou.
It's a great selfie-taking spot.
More sand and rocks.
View toward the road lokking north.
Another view at sunset.
View south at sunset.
I think there is a trail down to the shoreline, but we felt just fine looking from above.
We were lucky that day to see one of the most amazing sunsets I have ever seen.
View of the sun setting over the Kenting grassy plains on the east side of the peninsula.
More amazing clouds in the sunset.
More sunset views.
Final view of the sunset before we left.
Panorama of Fengchuisha taken via iPhone.
Check out more photos of the area in the gallery above.
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