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October 16, 2014 Destination Global No Comments Email Email

Penghu is known as the pearl of the Taiwan Strait, being crowned as one of the World’s Top 10 Best Kept Secret Islands by The Lonely Planet Guides, the international back packer’s Bible. Penghu is praised as an island with breathtaking scenery and a touch of nostalgia. It’s a nesting ground of endangered green turtles, and was listed as one of the Most Beautiful Bays in the World in 2013 by the Most Beautiful bays in the World Club.

Composed of 90 islands with a total of 320 kilometers of shoreline, Penghu offers different moods and sights during the different seasons of the year, thanks to its diverse geographic environment, climate, rich cultural resources, and natural ecology. Penghu’s magnificent ocean views and unique geologic features make it full of many natural wonders.

Basalt columns sculpted by the elements are a dominant part of the geological landscape. Geologists worldwide have named it “God’s Stone Sculpture Park.” The clear waters of Penghu Bay and strong winter winds have

The islands host brilliant firework festivals in the spring and summer. In the fall and winter, visitors can enjoy the fresh and delicious daily catches at the Penghu Seafood Carnival. Penghu is also an excellent choice for seaside fun with blue seas, clear skies, soft white beaches, plenty of beach and water recreation facilities, amazing marine ecology, and scenic beauty. put Penghu on the map as an international hot spot for competitive sailing alongside the Caribbean and southern Spain.

In addition to the main island, tourists may also visit islets like Paisha, Siyu, Cimeiyu, Wangan island, Hujingyu and Tongpanyu. These scenic spots are part of the unique and wondrous beauty of Penghu. Also included in the latest rankings of the top 10 wonders:

1.    Magong Shanshuei Beach Magong Shanshuei
2.    Guanin Pavilion Area Guanin
3.    Aimen Beach Aimen
4.    Erkan Historical Village in Siyu Township Siyu Erkan
5.    Jhongshe Traditional Residence in Wangan Township Wangan Jhongshe
6.    Tongpan Basalt Tongpan
7.    Mt. Kueibi Recreation Area in Husi Township Husi Kueibi
8.    Jibei Sand Spit in Paisha Township Paisha Jibei
9.    Siaomen Whale Cave Siaomen
10.    Twin Heart Stone Weir in Cimei Village Cimei

Penghu, with its six major tourism themes such as eco-tourism, geological landscape, unique cultural backgrounds, sightseeing, snorkeling, and sport fishing, offers something different to satisfy and delight visitors. The award winning low-carbon and LOHAS tours like the “Blue Coral Geology Terns watching Eco Tour” explores a Penghu sea area in depth and visit the most pristine coral reef, an uninhabited island, and an intertidal zone. Other popular itineraries include water skiing, surfing, outdoor games, boating, fishing, swimming, snorkeling, photography, and visiting monuments.

According to Mr. Trust Lin, Director of Taiwan Tourism Bureau in Los Angeles, it is easy to get to Penghu from other parts of Taiwan. In addition to frequent flights offered, visitors can also reach Penghu by boat, with service from Budai Harbor in Chiayi City, and the Port of Kaohsiung. It only takes 2 to 4 hours for passengers to enjoy the beautiful blue Taiwan Strait. Visitors may also join cruises with relaxing itineraries offered by the SuperStar Aquarius and the SuperStar Libra from Star Cruises, as well as the Sun Princess from Princess.

For detailed information about traveling to Taiwan, please visit for monthly Taiwan Tourism Events and further tourism. Penghu welcomes you and will definitely be a memorable, magical destination!

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