An alternative Taiwanese style on the sea of the Penghu Islands
Wuhu County is located in the Taiwan Strait in the western part of Taiwan’s main island. It faces the Yunlin and Chiayi counties in the east and the Xiamen Island in the west. It is the only island in Taiwan.
The county consists of Penghu Island and 63 other islands around it, covering an area of 126.
86 square kilometers, population 9.
50,000, governing Magong City and 5 townships, the county government is located in Magong City.
The Penghu Islands are the center of the Taiwan Strait, like pearls of all sizes, and jade is placed on top of the blue water.
The development of the Penghu Islands was 380 years earlier than Taiwan’s main island. Historically, it was a stepping stone for mainland immigrants to go to the island of Taiwan. Therefore, it is known as the “key of the Taiwan Strait” and the “sea pier.”
The Penghu Islands are a lava-basalt platform that is erupted by volcanoes. It is divided into many small islands due to seawater erosion. The surface of the island is thin, and it is piled up by a large number of coral reefs and gravel. Although the climate is mild, the wind and rain are less, and it is not suitable for crops.Growing.
There are a lot of fish in the nearby seas, and the coastline of the islands is twisted and twisted. The fishery can be opened everywhere. Therefore, most of the island residents are “taking the sea as the field and taking the boat as the home”, and collecting corals and pearls.
The archipelago’s seashore sails are lined up, the microwaves are clear, the white clouds are sweeping, the sea is picturesque, and whenever the sunset sinks into the sea, the twilight sky and the smoke are lost, the fishing fire is rising.
Every moon and night, in the middle of the sky, thousands of fishing boats are covered with light, such as a city that never sleeps.
Looking out over the waterfront, the endless sea, the 10,000-point fisherman who flutters around the island, the Ming and the dynasty, the stars and the stars, the moonlight and the sky, and the spectacular scenery, “Wuhu Fishing Fire” was listed as one of the eight scenic spots in Taiwan.
The best tourist season, the Penghu Islands and Taiwan’s main island, have a lot of water, but the climate is very different.
The county’s annual average temperature is 27.7 degrees Celsius.
The hottest July and August, the average temperature is lower than Taipei City; the coldest January and February, the average temperature is 1 degree Celsius higher than Taipei City.
Wuhu is cool in summer and warm in winter. However, the rainfall is scarce and the wind is strong. Basically, the windy weather with an average wind speed exceeding 6 is more than 144 days. Among them, from November to January of the next year, the windy day exceeds 20 days per month.
Every year except June-August is the southerly wind, and the other months are mostly the northeast monsoon. The maximum wind speed can reach more than 20 meters per second, which is equivalent to a moderate typhoon.
The annual average precipitation of the county is 1000 mm, which is the place with the least rainfall in Taiwan Province, and the distribution is uneven. The summer precipitation accounts for 80% of the total, and the drought period lasts for about 180 days.
Penghu Islands Transportation Magong City is the hub of land, sea and air transportation in Penghu County.
The road between Magong City and Huxi Township in the suburbs is connected to the road around the lake, and is connected to the island via the sea-crossing bridge. It can reach the southernmost tip of the island.
On the windy tail peninsula of Penghu Island, there are many natural wonders. It takes about 20 minutes to get there from the county town of Magong.
The Penghu Islands are located in the Taiwan Strait in the western part of Taiwan Island and were the first place to be developed in Taiwan Province.
The name of Wuhu is the largest island in Penghu with the Zhongmu, Baisha and Xiyu islands. The outer sea is surging and the lake is calm.
It is clear and tidy, hence the name.
Wuhu is located in the county, east and Yunlin, Chiayi and Tainan counties, and west is opposite to Fujian and Xiamen.
The county consists of the island of Penghu and the other 63 islands around it.
Collectively known as the Penghu Islands.
The county covers an area of about 127 square kilometers. It has jurisdiction over Magong City and Lake, Baisha, Xiyu, Wangan, Qimei and five townships. The county government is located in Magong City.
The county has a population of about 90,000, and the residents are Han nationality. Among the population, Quanzhou is the most popular in Fujian.
The Penghu Islands are strategically located. They are separated from the Penghu Waterway in the east. The shortest distance is about 24 nautical miles. The two sides face the motherland of Xiamen, Fujian Province, across the sea. The shortest distance is about 75 nautical miles.
In the past, the ships that crossed the Taiwan Strait and traveled between the mainland and Taiwan Island often entered the port of Magong on the island of Penghu.
From here, you can reach Mazulie Island, Dachen Island and Zhoushan Islands to the north and Dongsha Islands and Nansha Islands to the south to replace the Philippines and Southeast Asian countries.
The Penghu Islands are the center of the Taiwan Strait, and the former sea transportation in eastern Asia is called the “Southeast Key”.
The development history of Wuhu can be traced back to the Qin and Han Dynasties.
At the earliest, Taiwanese archaeologists excavated ancient relics such as hard sandstone axe on the island of Penghu. It was verified by the immigrants who came to the sea before the Qin and Han Dynasties and belonged to the culture of the motherland. In this period, the mainland culture was in Taiwan’s main island.It has not been found yet.
It shows that the spread of the mainland’s mainland culture is first to Wuhu and then from Wuhu to Taiwan.
In the spread of culture, Wuhu has an indelible important role.
With the development of navigation technology, the Penghu Islands have gradually become a springboard for cross-strait traffic in the Taiwan Strait.It has a good harbor and is a meeting point for various boat activities in the Taiwan Strait.
Wuhu had officially acquired the Chinese territory in the Song Dynasty. At that time, people in Quanzhou, Fujian Province had moved to Wuhu, and there were more immigrants in the Yuan Dynasty. In the 16th year of the Yuan Dynasty (1279), the rulers of the Yuan Dynasty set up a patrol department in Wuhu, which was attached to Quanzhou Prefecture of Fujian Province.The development time is more than 380 years earlier than Taiwan’s main island.
During the Ming Dynasty, he was twice lost to the Dutch.
After Zheng successfully recovered Taiwan, he set up an appease department in Wuhu.
In the Qing Dynasty, there were successive inspections and general judgments.
The Penghu Island Hall was set up during the Japanese occupation.
After the recovery of Taiwan, Penghu County was established in 1946.
The base of the Penghu Islands is a basalt Fangshan, which has been formed by repeated sea and land movements, sea erosion and volcanic eruptions, generally at an altitude of 20?
The big cat island in Wangan Township is 79 meters above sea level and is the highest point in the country.
Among the 64 islands, the Penghu Island has the largest area of 64.
24 square kilometers, followed by Baisha, Xiyu Island.
The islands with an area of more than 1 square kilometer include 8 wells, including Hujing, Jibei and Wangan. The remaining 53 islands are all under 1 square kilometer, of which 44 islands are uninhabited.
Stepping into the wilderness of Lake Biwa, you can see a special hay scene at a glance. There are many windbreak walls made of coral reefs around the fields.
The surface of the coral reef is rugged, slightly soluble in water, and then cemented.
The wall made of it will not collapse after a long period of wind and rain, but it will be more closely cemented together.
The old houses in the waterfront area of Wuhu are mostly made of coral reefs.
Relatively speaking, this kind of expressway is still a major feature of the architectural landscape of Wuhu. Some people call it the “honeycomb wall.”
On the windy tail peninsula of Penghu Island, there are many natural wonders. It takes about 20 minutes to get there from the county town of Magong.
The Fengguwei Peninsula is located opposite the Magong Harbor and is merged with the Magong Peninsula to become the Magong Bay.
At the northwest end of the peninsula is the tail of the wind cabinet, the westernmost village on the island of Wuhu.
Due to the geographical location, the wind and waves here are particularly large, the water droplets of white flowers are splashing all over the sky, and the big waves “inspire a thousand piles of snow”.
Standing here can appreciate the power of “Wuhu Wind”.
There is a wind chamber hole on the outermost side of the northern part of the wind-cold peninsula. The diameter is about 4 meters. Whenever a huge wave surges into the hole, you will hear the echo of the sea-like waves coming from the depth of the cave.People call it “the wind cabinet listening to the waves.”
The formation of the windshield hole is related to its location, where the warm current from the Pacific Ocean and the South China Sea passes.
At the turn of the summer and autumn, when the violent typhoon hits Wuhu, the wind-cold peninsula is horizontally on the tuyere. The sea erosion is particularly strong. The development of the coastal columnar joints of basalt contributes to the power of the sea along the joint erosion, and finally hollows out the rock.The wall forms a wind chamber hole.
From the wind tunnel to the northeast of the roundabout road, after crossing the sea bridge, you can reach Baisha Island.
There is a famous “Tongliang big banyan tree” on the island. The tree has been more than 300 years old. The original trunk has been decayed, and the branches have sunk into the soil. More than 20 branches have been grown around it. The roots are tangled and the branches are lush.The area is more than 660 square meters.
It is like a giant umbrella that is opened to form a natural pavilion. There is a stone table stone chair under the “gazebo”. Sitting here and drinking tea, you can learn about the history of the ancients with the elderly who enjoy the cold.
According to legend, in the 12th year of Emperor Kangxi of the Qing Dynasty (1673), several Fujian merchant ships passed through Wuhu. Unfortunately, they met with a strong wind in the Tongliang Village of Baisha Township. Only one pot of two small banyan trees was left, and the tide drifted to the seaside of Tongliang Village.It was picked up by the local people, transplanted to the front of the Baoan Temple, and irrigated and cultivated. It was unexpected that it was lived on the reorganized and rare Penghu Island. It became another lake in Wuhu, and it is also one of the largest banyan trees in Taiwan.
From Baisha Island to Yurun Island, it is necessary to pass a 2,160-meter long bridge, like a Changhong, flying over the volley. This is the famous Penghu Bridge.
The bridge deck is 4.6 meters wide, and there are other lanes every 300 meters. There are 76 piers and it is said to be the longest cross-sea cement steel pipe bridge in the Far East.
Yurun Island is the second largest island in the Penghu Islands, with an area of 16 square kilometers.
Because it is located west of Penghu, it is also known as Xiyu.
First of all, the beautiful West Island and the beautiful clouds and the blue sea reflect each other, and the scenery is intoxicating.
“Xiyu Luoxia” is a famous view of Penghu, but the best place to see this scene is not in Xiyu, but in the Guanyin Pavilion in Magong City to the crescent-shaped bay in the Wuhu Aquatic School.
Every evening in the summer and autumn, the beaches here are always full of tourists.
The “Xiyu Lighthouse” created by the navigator stands high above the island of Yuwen?
On the southwest corner of the village.
In the past, vessels sailing between Taiwan and Xiamen often used the fishing island as the target of navigation.In 1769, an ancient navigation mark was built near the Taiziwei. It was converted into a lighthouse in 1828 and ignited at the top of the tower at night. It is called the Xiyu Lighthouse. It is the first lighthouse in Taiwan Province.
In the first year of the Guangxu reign (1875), the new equipment was replaced. The tower was equipped with 500 candles and four white lights. The light could be emitted 15 nautical miles, which was convenient for vessels sailing in the Taiwan Strait and added to the quaint fishing island.Splendid.
Wuhu is a famous fishing port.
Here people can see that on the lively auction booth, the owner sells a basket of fresh fish; on the aligned beach, there are large swaths of dried fish; the shore fishermen are busy filling the nets; the bayThere are countless fishing boats on the banks of Ripo, and there are countless. All this shows that the fishing industry is the main production project here.
According to statistics, there are about 30,000 people who use fisheries as their main livelihood, so they have always been known as the “fisherman island”.
Penghu is famous for its squid and squid, as well as horse mackerel, sharks and squid and lobster.
The fish caught in the offshore area are transported to Kaohsiung and Tainan for sale; while the fishing products caught in the coastal area are processed and marinated into dried fish, which are sold to all parts of Taiwan Province.
Every autumn and autumn, it is the best season to go to Penghu to eat seafood.
The lobsters here are very famous. They are used to living in the cracks of the deep sea rocks, which are not easy to catch and taste delicious.
In addition, big shrimp, nine holes, sea bugs, etc., are also very valuable.
The so-called “nine holes” is the name of the locals, referring to abalone.
This kind of fish is a bit like an airplane. There are two rows of round holes that look like machine windows. In fact, there are more than nine, just called “nine holes”.
If you want to taste the fat fish, you can use the dragon to fish, the soil is the top grade, you can also eat sashimi, fish balls and crabs.
In the specialty shops of Wuhu, you can also buy dried shrimps and various dried fish, seaweed and seaweed.
Wuhu is rich in stone cauliflower and seaweed.
The production of stone cauliflower is very high. It is the raw material for the production of frozen powder (commonly known as “foreign vegetables” in Taiwan. It is collected every year in February and March, and the most popular in April and June.
Local residents also use stone cauliflower as a substitute for food when food is scarce.
Seaweed grass is a kind of seaweed with special effects. It is the raw material for making “chives”. It has been used as a medicine for children.
It is widely distributed in the Magong Port of Wuhu and the nearby waters.
Penghu is also rich in coral.
Taiwan Province is the most important coral producing area in developing countries and the world, and Taiwan coral is the most produced in Penghu, the best, including white, red and peach.
The coral texture of Penghu is excellent, the light and hard, the color is beautiful, it is a favorite ornament of people, among which the peach coral is the most expensive.
This coral is pink in color, soft and clean, with even branches. Under natural light, the color is elegant and charming.
The whole plant is intact and beautiful in appearance, and people keep their original shape for decoration, which is rich in natural beauty.