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Synapticism

An experiential journal of synchronicity and connection

Kenting 墾丁

Kenting 墾丁 (pinyin: Kěndīng) is a resort town at the southernmost tip of Taiwan 台灣. Known for its beaches and as the gateway to Kenting National Park, it is about as close as you're likely to get to a surf-and-sand vacation getaway on the main island.

Taiwan Bicycle Tour: Donggang to Kenting

On the outskirts of Donggang
On the outskirts of Donggang.

My ride from Dōnggǎng 東港 to Kenting was a blast! I started my day in Kaohsiung City but my bicycle was already in Dōnggǎng 東港. I left it there the night before when it started raining on my way back from the lovely little island of Liúqiú 琉球. That meant I had to take public transit for about two hours before hitting the road for real.

After a small but expensive Western-style breakfast near Kaohsiung Arena 高雄巨蛋1 I went underground to Xiaogang MRT to catch the bus, route 9117, back to Donggang, with all my stuff. Since it was a holiday I had booked a hotel in Kenting, about 80 kilometers down the road. I also arranged to meet a friend of mine down there later in the evening. So much for going with the flow: on this particular day I had a specific destination and a schedule to stick to!