Houshi Fringing Reef

Pingtung County

Several kilometres of rock platform are distributed along the island's southeastern coast – erosion has sculpted it into fantastic formations that the locals have named. The beaches in this area are arguably the most beautiful in all of Little Liuchiu Island.

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Nearby Pingtung County attractions

1. Black Dwarf Cave

0.63 MILES

Located in the southwestern corner of the island, this attraction consists of a maze of lava rock formations threaded through by a walkway. It's dark and…

2. Sanlong Temple

1.95 MILES

Located on a hillside 1.6km from the pier, the immense Sanlong Temple, aka 'Wang Yeh Temple', is Little Liuchiu's religious heart. The island's Wang Yeh…

3. Beauty Cave

2.24 MILES

A series of moderately interesting caves in the northwestern corner of Little Liuchiu Island, some with narrow paths winding through and around them up a …

4. Vase Rock

2.64 MILES

One of Taiwan's most iconic landmarks, Vase Rock, close to the pier, is a 9m-tall block of coral-limestone with a large head and a tapering body. It's…

5. Donglong Temple

11.14 MILES

A resplendent monument impossible to miss, Donglong is the centre of Wang Yeh worship in these parts. The original temple was built over a hundred years…

6. Fu Wan Chocolate

12.2 MILES

Cacao orchard, boutique, and hotel in one, Fu Wan makes fabulous, (mostly) tree-to-bar chocolate that's bagged multiple laurels at the International…

7. Tuntex Sky Tower

20.29 MILES

Not the place you want to be during an earthquake, this was the tallest building in Taiwan before Taipei 101. Its appearance was inspired by the Chinese…

8. Cijin Island

20.79 MILES

This narrow island that acts as a buffer to the harbour and extends down the city coastline makes for a lovely day trip from the mainland. The main…