After 2 hours biking around Qionglin Village , we returned to Shangyi airport to take our fly to Penghu. This flight between Kinmen and Magong ,Penghu is operated by Transair company. It only available on every Tuesday , Thursday and Saturday. This is a small aircraft with only 80 seats.It departs from Kinmen at 12:50 and arrive in Magong city, penghu and 13:30.
The Penghu Islands, also known as Pescadores are an archipelago off the western coast of Taiwan in the Taiwan Strait consisting of 64 small islands and islets. The whole archipelago forms the Penghu County of Taiwan. Covering an area of 141 square kilometers, Penghu County is the second smallest county in Taiwan after Lienchiang County.
Penghu Islands, is renowned for the sand, the beach and the Chinese song “Grama’s Penghu Bay”(外婆的澎湖湾). and It is a paradise for diving, surfing and fishing during the summer. The best time to visit Penghu is from April to September every year. From October, the monsoon wind starts to come from northeast stopping all the water activities. If you are just want to come here to relax, many beautiful islands are suitable for you, especial the Wang’an island and Qimei island.
Our flight arrived in Magong airport on time that day. Before we arrived in Magong city, we had made a room reservation in a nice home stay named ‘ Summer’ ya’. They provide free airport pickup service. While we want to contact receptionist we realize our mobile is not singal in Penghu, it is difficult for us to contact our receptionist. Fortunately, people here are really friendly, we go to service counter and the waitress helped us to connect our receptionist.
Summer’ya Home stay is located in Huxi County where is around 15 minutes driving distance from Magong airport.This is a very nice home stay, host and their family members are really nice. Our room is on the second floor and we love it very much, It is very clean and spacious with a super nice sea view . Host are very kind, they added a tatami for our child when he know there is a child go with us. If I have to say a shortage of Summer ‘Ya Home Stay, that should be the inconvenience for dinner nearby. There is no restaurants, supermarket or any shop nearby.If you have to buy something like water, biscuits, you have to take taxi or rent a motobike to Magong city center to search what you need.
After a short rest in Summer’ya , we decide to visit Magong city center to find some food. So we asked host call the taxi for us. It cost NT200 from Summer’ya to Magong city center. Still , driver is very nice. Our best impression this trip is that people is the most beautiful in Kinmen and Taiwan. When we get off taxi in Magong city, we even did know realize we left our room key on the taxi, when we strolled along the street for 10 minutes, the driver return to find us and asked if the key is belong to us. Thumb up, right.
Maybe we are coming to Penghu in low season. there seems not to much people here, life here is quite slow pace comparing to the life in China. no chaos ,no crowded people. You do not need to worry about no seat on the bus or no seat beside the shore. Most of the people here are fishmen, they still do fishing business so that you can see many fishing boat at the pier.
There is another name for Penghu called ” Island of chrysanthemum ‘, as you can see chrysanthemum everywhere in Penghu.This ship is call the star of chrystanthemum island” which is the symbol of Penghu. In fact, it is ship shape building.
1.Book Kinmen mad Penghu flight at Transasia airways website http://www.tna.com.tw/en/index.aspx
2.The best way to visit around Penghu island is renting a motor vehicle or car. But you have to hold an international driving license first. If driving license is no problem for you,there are many motor renting companies that you can rent a motor bike in Penghu. Price is around NT500 a day, and you have to buy gasoline by yourself.
3. Book Summer Ya Home Stay from their website: http://www.summer-ya.com/