Like pearls scattered in the East Sea, the Penghu archipelago is situated in the southwest of the Taiwan Strait. It consists of one hundred islands, of which many are famous for their pure white-sand beaches. The broad beaches and beautiful underwater scenery are the major of Penghu islands.
Among the one hundred or so islands, only 20 are inhabited. The islands of Penghu have been kept intact without human intervention. The primitive conditions on these islands, their unique basalt rock formations and rich ecology bring more surprises for visitors. These islands are designated as natural reservations, they are endowed with remarkable and rare resources. For instance, Gupo (Grand Aunt) Island is the largest uninhabited island in the North Sea area and the main of seaweed production. Like Gupo Island, Baisha (White Sand) Island is also uninhabited and has the primitive, unspoiled character. The island features well-developed columnar basalt formations, which on the southern coastline are spectacular. This is also one of the best areas of the Penghu Islands for bird watching. In addition, there are also pillar-shaped rock formations that are Mother Nature’s sculptures.
Like gifts from God, the yellow flowers that bloom the basalt rock cracks and the beautiful songs of little singing birds on the meadows turn these islands into a paradise.