The coast of Bashi Channel goes from Mao-bito to A-luan-bee.
Going from east to west, you will see attractions, such as Mao-bito, Hou-bihu Marina, South Bay, Kenting Street and more.
There are two routes to Mao-bito; one route is going alongside the north-south coastal landscape; you can also choose to follow the sign and make a right to go west after you pass Heng-chun on your way to Kenting. This route will take you to Hou-bihu Marina first.
Mao-bito is a landmark of Kenting. There is a scenic overlook inside the park, allowing you to see both Bashi Channel and Taiwan Strait. A steady flow of tourist bus after tourist bus speaks for the volume of tourists here. The scenic overlook is always packed, even the trail can be overwhelmingly congested.
If you happen to come at a time with less tourists around, try to go down along the left coastal trail to see the terrain of apron reefs and seawater-crafted caves.
Hou-bihu Marina is the largest harbor inside Kenting National Park and was the first international yacht harbor in Taiwan. There are yachts and tourist submarines accessible at the port for putting out to sea. It's an ideal place for getting some seafood or just splashing around.
Hou-bihu Marine Resource Conservation Area
Hou-bihu Marine Resource Conservation Area is located on the east shore of Nuclear Power Plant water outlet channel. This is also an ecological demonstration area with numerous coral formations.
After many years of preservation, it has become the place with the most abundant fish stock resources along the coast of Heng-chun Peninsula. While we were here, we saw some onshore diving coaches readying their students to get under water.
Nuclear power plant water outlet
To the left side of the Houbihu water outlet channel is what people refer to as the Rock Slope famous for snorkeling. Water activities are quite active here. To the right side of the outlet channel is the bay area.
The area from Hou-bihou Marina to South Bay is an Ocean Protection Zone. The bay area here is the least susceptible to stormy waves. You'll usually see clear water and calm winds.
Gu Zao Wei Seafood
There are plenty of catches and fresh Sashimi coming from Hou-bihou Marina market. Nearby seafood restaurants abound. We chose Gu Zao Wei Seafood due to local praises it receives.
We ordered their delicious Rainfall Mushroom, Steamed Fish, Salted Black Bean Tofu with Oyster, Stir-fried Seaweed and Hot Candied Sweet Potato. Rainfall Mushroom is also known as Lover's Tears.
The mushroom is indigenous to tropical rain forest. It tastes refreshingly crisp. The steamed fish comes straight from Hou-bihu Marina and tastes absolutely fresh!