Welcome to Penghu Islands
Penghu is rich with historical relics, evidence of its long colonial history. To capitalise on this history and boost the economy, the four islands of the Penghu Archipelago were designated a national scenic area in 1995. The main islands were given a makeover that nicely blends tradition with modern comforts, and transformed into a beach and history mecca for local and foreign visitors.
A flat, dry place covered mostly with low bush and grasslands, Penghu is significantly different from Taiwan proper geologically speaking, being formed from the solidified lava of volcanic eruptions some 17 million years ago. The stunning rock formations and towering basalt columns seen everywhere date from that time.