Rather than being one individual place, Penghu is an archipelago – a group of islands – in Taiwan.
What to see
Visit the Tongliang Great Banyan and see the massive, 200-year-old tree that forms a canopy over Bao’an Temple’s courtyard. It looks as if it’s made out of several individual trees, but is in fact one giant, sprawling tree.
Go to Qimei island to see the iconic Twin Heart Stone Weir, and check out geological wonders like the Basalt Columns, Whale Cave and whistling Fenggui Blowholes.
What to do
Be sure to go island-hopping while in Penghu to get a full appreciation of the archipelago. The islands are divided into North Penghu, the main island and South Penghu. And don’t forget to relax on one of the beautiful beaches!
What to eat
Since you’re so close to the sea, the freshest seafood you can get is a must – oysters, squid and abalone are very popular with the locals. If you have a sweet tooth, enjoy some spongy brown sugar cake, refreshing shaved ice or pink cactus ice cream. And don’t forget Taiwan’s signature drink: bubble tea.
Did You Know?
You can cross two of Penghu’s islands by foot: Penghu Great Bridge spans across Baisha Main Island and Xiyu island. It’s also East Asia’s first deep ocean bridge.
Combine your one-on-one classes with exciting tours accompanied by your teacher in the Penghu islands. This is your opportunity to experience the city with a local while improving your Chinese skills.
Each tour has a five-hour duration and you can customise it as you wish, choosing where to visit and counting on your teacher’s help to decide the best itinerary for the day.
Our teachers have selected interesting places they would love to show you around. Here are their suggestions for a one-day tour in the Penghu islands.
Penghu Geological Tour
- Whale Cave
- Tongliang Great Banyan
- Daguoye Columnar Basalt
- Erkan Historic Village
Penghu Gourmet Tour
- Cactus Ice Cream
- Squid Vermicelli
- Snails in Liquor and Chilli
- Seaweed Pancakes
Penghu Beach Picnic Tour
- Shanshui Beach
- Aimen Beach
- Lintou Golden Beach
Would you like to make a difference while visiting Penghu?
We’ve partnered with organisations that will offer you the opportunity to volunteer in a range of activities, from teaching English to supporting disadvantaged children. This unique experience will allow you to have a positive impact while learning more about local culture and practising the language.