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Xiyu Western Fort

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During the ruling of the Qing Emperor Kuang Hsu, China and France had a war and signed a truce. The Qing government ordered magistrate Liu Ming-Chuan to build 10 fortresses to protect Taiwan from the harassment and attacks of pirates and bandits. Xiyu Western Fort was one of them. It is also the best-preserved and largest ancient fortress in Penghu, 8 hectares in area. The fortress is secure under thick rocks and spacious with a capacity of thousands of soldiers. It is not only a military base, but also has magnificent scenery.

Xiyu Western Fort has two arches in the entrance and the stone board on the out gate was inscribed by Li Hung Chang, a famous Qing official. There are many tunnels inside, leading to different chambers. The fortress has cliffs in the back, ocean in the front, which makes it perfectly secure. It also presents Penghu's peculiar position in history. Visitors to Penghu should never miss Xiyu Western Fort.

Travel Information

(Traffic information is subject to change. Please check with the transportation station before departure.)
County Hwy 203, Xiyu Township, Penghu County
Xiyu Western Fort Links

Magong City → County Hwy 203 → Baisha Township → Penghu Great Bridge → Siyu Township → Neian Village → Xiyu West Fort.


1.Take plane to Magong Airport, transfer to Magong Shuttle Bus North Ring Line, get off at Xiyu West Fort stop.

2.Take Blun Line-wài an Line at Makung Terminus, get off at si tái gǔ bǎo station.

Accessible Transportation:


Take Magong Shuttle Bus North Ring Line(Low), get off at Xiyu West Fort stop.Please see bus schedule on Taiwan Tourist Shuttle Bus Web.

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