Xiaomen is a small island located at the edge of Houmen Channel, just off Xiyu Island (to which it is linked by a bridge). It is typical of the basalt mesa type of island and contains many of the natural and cultural features that characterize the archipelago as a whole. In this respect, it is a "Penghu in miniature."
On the northwestern coast of the island is Whale Cave, a large hole in an eroded columnar basalt formation that is said to resemble a whale when viewed from a distance. To the southeast of Whale Cave is a plateau covered with golden quartz sand. This is one of the few places in the Taiwan area where you can see a semi-arid landscape that has been eroded because of a lack of covering vegetation.
（Traffic information is subject to change. Please check with the
transportation station before departure.）
1. From Taipei International Airport or Kaohsiung International Airport fly to Magong Airport.
1. From Kaohsiung Harbor or Chiayi Budai Harbor ferry to Magong Harbor.
Ferries from Taiwan to Penghu