Attractions

Top Choice Taoist Temple in Makung

Matsu Temple

Matsu Temple, one of Penghu’s most celebrated spots, has an unusually high and sweeping swallowtail eave roof and a wealth of gorgeous Chaozhou-style woodcarvings. In the main hall there's a swastika design represen…
Top Choice Park in Makung

Guanyin Pavilion Waterfront Park

A relaxing seafront park where you see locals jogging, cycling, watching the sunset from the 200ft-long Rainbow Bridge, or having a picnic on autumn afternoons. The lovely park is also the venue of the annual Firewo…
Buddhist Temple in Makung

Kuanyin Pavilion

Hugging Makung's western shoreline is the city's fabulous waterfront park and the enclosed bay here is great for swimming. The 300-year-old Kuanyin Pavilion in the park is dedicated to the goddess of mercy. This del…
Landmark in Makung

Chienyi Tang Chinese Traditional Medicine Store

Among the host of 1920s buildings behind Matsu Temple is the handsome Chienyi Tang Chinese Traditional Medicine Store built in 1918. On sunny days you'll see herbs laid out on the 1st-floor balcony overlooking the F…
Area in Makung

Makung Central Street

Behind Matsu Temple is Central St, also known as Makung Old St (馬公老街); it's the oldest street in Makung. This series of winding, brick-paved pedestrian lanes is home to a number of interesting sights such as the Shi…
Historic Site in Makung

Duxing 10th Village

One of Taiwan's oldest military dependents' villages, Duxing is best known for being the childhood homes of two local celebrities – singer-songwriter Chang Yu-sheng, and Pan An-Bang, composer of the folk ballad 'Gra…
Museum in Makung

Penghu Reclamation Hall

This stylish Japanese-era building from 1933 is almost as interesting as its displays on Penghu culture and history. Originally the residences of Penghu's leaders during Japanese colonial rule and after, it features…
Museum in Makung

Living Museum

This museum offers a fantastic introduction to every aspect of Penghu life, from child-rearing techniques to religious customs. Displays are filled with real artefacts (there's even a full-size traditional junk on t…
Historic Site in Makung

Makung Old Wall

A quick walk west along Jhonghsan Rd takes you to Shuncheng Gate and a section of the Makung Old Wall. City walls were constructed around Makung as a defensive measure. After the occupying French left the city in 18…
Historic Building in Makung

Confucius Temple

This grand structure was formerly Wenshi College, an important centre of learning during the Qing dynasty. The name of the college was changed to the Confucius Temple during the Japanese occupation to take advantage…