Central Street

Top choice in Penghu Islands

Magong's cute if minuscule historic heart is a forked alley of old-style shops directly east of the Tianhou (Matsu) Temple.

At the top is a famous 'four-eyed' well that allowed multiple users to draw water at the same time from what was once the main water source for the local market. The well is overlooked by an authentic old shop selling traditional Chinese medicines.

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1. Tianhou Temple

0.06 MILES

This celebrated 17th-century Matsu temple sports high, sweeping swallowtail eaves and a wealth of gorgeous Chaozhou-style woodcarvings, mostly from a 1922…

3. Magong Old Wall


A quick walk west along Zhongshan Rd from central Magong takes you to Shuncheng Gate, the only restored portal in the largely overgrown old city wall.

4. Duxing 10th Village

0.28 MILES

This self-contained 'village' was once the living quarters of military families. The partly derelict area is now being valiantly reworked into a small…

5. Guanyinting Park


Come to this relaxing park for one of Magong's most quintessential experiences: watching the gilded sunset colours spreading across the sea, framed by the…

6. Penghu Reclamation Hall

0.36 MILES

This attractive building from 1933 is fundamentally a Japanese house but with European art deco elements.

7. Geopark Centre

0.89 MILES

To learn about Penghu basalt in all its forms, don't miss this impressive new geological centre one short block south of the Living Museum.

8. Penghu Living Museum

0.94 MILES

This large modern museum offers an excellent introduction to Penghu's history, culture and changing lifestyles. Memorable features include the explanation…