Geopark Centre

Penghu Islands

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.

The 20-minute film can be watched in English, Spanish or Japanese on request.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Penghu Islands attractions

1. Penghu Living Museum

0.06 MILES

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

2. Penghu Reclamation Hall

0.77 MILES

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

3. Central Street

0.89 MILES

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

4. Tianhou Temple

0.95 MILES

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

6. Guanyinting Park

1.06 MILES

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…

7. Magong Old Wall

1.07 MILES

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.

8. Duxing 10th Village

1.15 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…