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Top Choice Island in Outer Penghu Islands

Taiwan's Ninth National Park

Taiwan's latest national park covers 370 hectares and comprises breathtakingly beautiful islets in the southern part of Penghu county and their surrounding waters. The four islands (of a total of a hundred islands i…
Top Choice Taoist Temple in Penghu Islands

Tungliang Banyan Tree

The astonishing 300-year-old Tungliang Banyan Tree wraps and creeps and twists around a cement frame that stabilises the tree like the lattice arch of a bower. The spread of branches and aerial roots cover 600 sq me…
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 Village in Penghu Islands

Erkan Old Residences

Set on emerald slopes above the blue sea, Erkan Village oozes charm from every coral wall, stone walkway and brick facade. The 50 or so houses are built in a melange of southern Fujian, Western and Japanese styles, …
Top Choice Village in Outer Penghu Islands

Huazhai Traditional Settlement

This lovely village with 130 traditional houses made the list of the world's 100 most endangered sites by World Monuments Watch. Arranged in neat rows, they feature walls made of local basalt and coral stone and the…
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…
Area in Penghu Islands

Guoyeh Prismatic Basalt

About 1.1km south of Erkan Old Residences along the coast is the Guoyeh Prismatic Basalt, a beautiful example of the basalt cliffs formed from the cooling lava that created Penghu. Morning is the best time for pictu…
Sports in Makung

Ironman Taiwan

An Ironman race preceded by a short-course triathlon held every October in Penghu.
Taoist Temple in Penghu Islands

Da-yi Temple

On Hsiyu Island, the 200-year-old Da-yi Temple is dedicated to Guandi, the god of war and the patron of warriors. Some say that when the French tried to attack Penghu, mysterious forces kept them away from the templ…
Cave in Penghu Islands

Fengkuei Cave & Youfu Pavilion

At the southernmost tip of Fengkuei is Fengkuei Cave, where strong waves create long rectangular spaces under the coastal basalt. When the tide rises, seawater rushes into the hollow, compressing the air and blastin…