Welcome to Taiwan's Islands
Kinmen and Matsu, lying in the Taiwan Strait, have preserved some of the country's oldest villages and a rich legacy of Cold War struggles that saw the islands turned into battlefields. Today it’s also a twitcher's dreamland. Lanyu, Taiwan’s furthest outpost, combines a volcanic landscape with the deep charms of an indigenous people living off the sea.
In Green Island and Penghu, divers and beach-lovers will find much to like about the perfect sand beaches, pristine waters and coral reefs. Each location has a top draw you won't find anywhere else: Green Island boasts one of the world's rarest seawater hot springs, while Penghu is Asia's top windsurfing destination.