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Little Liuqiu is originally named Samagi. Its history can be traced back to 1775, which is during Qianlong year, Qing Dynasty, when Mr. Lee Yue reached the island from his hometown at today's Kaohsiung Port (of Fujian province, Mainland China then). The first time ancestor Lee stepped on the land was to take shelter from the storms.

After scrupulous adventure, however, he found the place inhabitable for its copious catch of fish and nice weather. Taking advantage of its natural resources, Lee called about 20 Lee families to migrate overseas here and started their living by fishery. For being separated from the motherland Taiwan, this island to the Lees was just like a ball drifting on the sea, from which Liuqiu (drifting ball) was named. To tell Liouciou from Okinawa, Japan, which pronunciation is the same as Liuqiu in Chinese, people here is used to calling it Liitle Liuqiu.

Little Liuqiu is the general name of Liuqiu Island. It is only 6.8 square kilometers large, with a 12km coastline. The only offshore coral reef island of Taiwan, it is 14km southwest of Donggang Township, Pingtung County. Little Liuqiu is blessed with many tourist resources. Because is not influenced by northeastern monsoons in winter, this island can be visited all year round. Especially on chilly days, it is still suitable for travel. For its unique geological formations, Little Liuqiu has a diverse natural ecology and plenty of beautiful coastal views. The amazing rocks in different sizes and shapes make its scenery even more charming. People are simple and honest here. Temples are everywhere, and graceful old houses abound. A leisurely fishery village it is. There are no traffic lights at all on this island. Pace of life is slow and free. No big budget is needed to enjoy this island of diverse ecology, authentic culture, and LOHAS life. It is pretty convenient to get to the island, too.

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(Traffic information is subject to change. Please check with the transportation station before departure.)
  1. Nat'l Hwy 1 → Exit at the Wujia System Interchange → Prov. Hwy 88 → Exit at the Wangdan Interchange → Prov. Hwy 27 → Prov. Hwy 17 → County Hwy 187 → Zhongshan Rd. → Chaolong Rd. → take the boat frome Donggang Port to Little Liuqiu.
  2. Nat'l Hwy 3 → Exit at the Linbian Interchange → Prov. Hwy 17 → County Hwy 187 → Zhongshan Rd. → Chaolong Rd. → take the boat frome Donggang Port to Little Liuqiu.

Take THSR to Zuoying Station, transfer Dapeng Bay Liuqiu Route 9127-D to Donggang Ferry Terminal stop, and take the boat frome Donggang Port to Little Liuqiu.

※There are scheduled boats between Donggang and Liuqiu Wharf, please check the timetable before departure.

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Last update time: 2022-10-21
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