Overlooking the South China Sea, Donggang Township is a charming fishing town home to a range of temples, a large recreational bay and enthralling family-friendly attractions. Picturesque canals intersect the bustling city centre, where you’ll find seafood restaurants, traditional markets and nearby tranquil parks.
Things to do
Explore the area around Dapeng Bay, one of the largest lagoons on Taiwan’s coastline. Soak up the panoramic vistas of the South China Sea and Dapeng Bay Bridge from Dapeng Bay Lookout or browse the various informative exhibits at the Dapeng Bay Visitor Centre. If you’ve got the kids with you, treat them to a day out at Dapeng Bay International Karting Land, where you can race go-karts around an outdoor circuit.
Looking for delicious Taiwanese food? Wander around Donggang Township’s central neighbourhoods to dine at quality restaurants, including Hot Pot Restaurant and Dongsheng Restaurant. Indulge in fresh seafood at a range of eateries, such as Jia Zhen Seafood Restaurant and Qing Xiang Seafood Restaurant.
Discover a rich part of local history and culture at Donglong Temple, which was originally built 1706. Marvel at the gilded entry archways with intricate sculptures or time your visit for the Donggang King Boat Ceremony, held every three years. It’s a short stroll from the Donggang Dongfudian Chenghuang Temple, which features traditional statues and intricate interior decor.
Embark on a rewarding day trip to Lambai Island by catching a ferry from Dongliu Ferry Terminal. This small island features a wealth of natural attractions, including Lobster Cave and Black Dwarf Cave. Kayak around Zhongao Beach, witness fascinating flora and fauna on the Shanfu Ecological Walk and go snorkelling off the shores of Gebanwan.
Donggang Township is about 40 minutes’ drive from Kaohsiung International Airport, which also has a train service to the town centre. Buses and taxis service the township, which can also be explored on foot in some areas.