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Xiaomen Islet
Xiaomen Islet

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.

Neighborhood Information

(Traffic information is subject to change. Please check with the transportation station before departure.) 

AddressXiaomen Islet, Xiyu Township, Penghu Countygoogle map click open new windows
Longitude/Latitude  (119.51876,23.65453)
  1. Take plane to Magong Airport
  2. Take ferry to Magong Harbor
    Penghu Transportation
    Public Transportation Office, Penghu County  

Last Update:2014-12-16 16:17:25