Hou'ao Village

Village in Beigan

Worth a five-minute stop en route to the Peace Memorial Park, this village looks unpromising when you pass on the main street, but if you delve into the small web of back alleys there are quite a few older houses whose varying states of decay create a desolate atmosphere.

The causeway that links Hou'ao to the rest of Beigan crosses a golden sandy beach that is, on dark summer nights, a prime spot for observing blue tears.