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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.

Travel

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

Tel+886-6-921-6521
AddressXiaomen Islet, Xiyu Township, Penghu Countygoogle map click open new windows
Longitude/Latitude  (119.51876,23.65453)
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  1. Take plane to Magong Airport
  2. Take ferry to Magong Harbor
    Penghu Transportation
    Public Transportation Office, Penghu County  

 
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Last Update:2014-11-18 11:11:59