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Like pearls scattering in the East Sea, the Penghu archipelago is located in the southwest of the Taiwan Strait.
Penghu is known as the pearl of the Taiwan Strait. Composed of 90 islands, the county is steeped in history and culture, with magnificent ocean views and many other natural wonders.
Basalt columns sculpted by the elements are a dominant part of the geological landscape on the Penghu Islands. The clear waters of Penghu Bay and strong winter winds have put Penghu on the map as an international hot spot for competitive sailing. The islands host brilliant firework festivals in the spring and summer, and in fall and winter visitors can enjoy the fresh and delicious catch of the sea 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, and an amazing marine ecology and scenic beauty.
It is easy to get to Penghu from other parts of Taiwan. Regular flights serve the islands from Taipei, Taichung, Tainan, Chiayi, and Kaohsiung, and a regular charter flight service is offered from Kinmen. Visitors can also reach Penghu by boat, with service from Budai Harbor in Chiayi City, and the Port of Kaohsiung. Mainland Chinese visitors can sail from Xiamen to Kinmen and then continue by boat to Penghu, or they can take a charter flight directly from Xiamen to Penghu. Another option is to fly to the main island of Taiwan from one of the various cities offering direct cross-strait service and then continue by plane or boat to Penghu to round out the Formosan tour.