South Bay (Taiwan)
|Location||Hengchun, Pingtung County, Taiwan|
|Part of||Kenting National Park|
|• Length||600 meters|
|Access||Kaohsiung Station, Xinzuoying Station|
|Literal meaning||South Bay|
"South Bay" is a calque of the bay's Chinese name, written 南灣 in traditional characters or 南湾 in simplified characters. It is also known as the Nanwan, from the Chinese name's pronunciation in Mandarin; as Blue Bay; and as Gualiang or Kwa-liang Bay.
The bay used to be a whaling area during the Japanese rule. It is still home to small fishing villages.
The area around the beach provides facilities such as changing rooms, toilets, rental and sale of swimming equipment, restaurants and parking. Common activities at the beach and its surrounding areas are swimming, surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving etc.
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