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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.

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. 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, 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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24 hours

Travel Information

(Traffic information is subject to change. Please check with the transportation station before departure.)
Transportation:
  1. National Highway 3, southbound - Turn right at Linbian Interchange for Provincial Highway 17 - drive on to enter Donggang and turn left at Jinde Bridge - drive on for another 200 meters - both the public and private boat service counters are on your right.
  2. National Highway 1, southbound - Expressway 88 - National Highway 3 - Turn right at Linbian Interchange for Provincial Highway 17 - drive on to enter Donggang and turn left at Jinde Bridge - drive on for another 200 meters - both the public and private boat service counters are on your right.
  3. Kaohsiung - Provincial Highway 17 (Yanhai Road) - Linyuan - Donggang - Pass through Donggang Bridge, drive on, and turn right for Guangfu Road at the second traffic light - turn right at Zhongshan Road and turn left at Jinde Bridge - drive on for another 200 meters - both the public and private boat service counters are on your right.
  4. Provincial Highway 9 - At Fenggang, turn right for Provincial Highway 26 - At Shuidiliao, turn left for Provincial Highway 17 - drive on to enter Donggang and turn left at Jinde Bridge - drive on for another 200 meters - both the public and private boat service counters are on your right.
Public:

Take THSR to Zuoying Station or take TRA to Xinzuoying Station, transfer Dapeng Bay Liuqiu Route 9127D to Donggang Ferry Terminal stop and transfer a ferry to Liuqiu stop (The ferry trip takes about 30 minutes).

※Changes may be made to the boat schedule. Please call before departure to confirm. More boats may be available on weekends, holidays, or in high travel seasons.
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Accessible Transportation

Public:
Take THSR to Zuoying Station or take TRA to Xinzuoying Station, transfer Dapeng Bay Liuqiu Route 9127D (Please reserve low-floor buses in advance) to Donggang Ferry Terminal stop and transfer a ferry to Liuqiu stop (The ferry trip takes about 30 minutes).

※Changes may be made to the boat schedule. Please call before departure to confirm. More boats may be available on weekends, holidays, or in high travel seasons.
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Last update time: Mar 02, 2023
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