Looking for romantic places? Surely you have thought of Paris, Venice or Prague, which are three cities that we usually turn to for an unforgettable couple getaway. However, you should know that there are other destinations in the world capable of offering that level of romanticism that you are looking for. An example? The bay in the penghu islands, in the Taiwan Strait.
A paradise to know
Although they are not in the catalogs of the main travel agencies, it must be said that these islands have a special charm. In fact, they say they were formed from the reflections of the stars, something you can believe or not depending on the desire you have to feel as if you were in a magical place.
What is certain is that it is an archipelago made up of 64 islands that were sculpted by the wind, the sea and volcanoes. Fishing Islands, which is the other name they receive, they are in the Tropic of Cancer bathed by turquoise waters and inhabited by marine species of all kinds.
The Asian Canary Islands are still not very well known by tourists. Only Asians are encouraged to visit them in the hope of witnessing the spectacle that comprises the Penghu National Scenic Area an area protected by the high value of its natural resources.
What to do in Penghu?
If you are lucky enough to move there, know that there is three zones clearly differentiated: North Sea, South Sea and Magong. In the North Sea you can see birds of exceptional beauty and practice water sports, while in the South Sea is where the beautiful bay with a double heart is located, which you can see in the first image that illustrates this article. Lastly, Magong is an area with several islands connected by bridges.
The famous hearts are in Quimei
Quimei It is the island that you must visit if you want to run into the loving bay. There are very curious natural formations, but there are also artificial ones, such as the stones that form the double heart. In addition, and this will displease you, they are an elaborate trap for fish, since they are caught as soon as the tide rises. Of course, it is a fishing technique that has been deprecated because today there are other more effective techniques.
What else can you see in Quimei? Little Taiwan, a platform with the silhouette of Taiwan that can be seen from a viewpoint located in Donghu, in the north of the island. I also recommend climbing the cliff Waiting Husband Reef, where the legend says that a woman leaned out every day to wait for her husband to return from work. The tragic thing was that one very rainy day her husband did not return and decided to wait for him eternally in the port of Yueili, although he finally collapsed and fell into the sea, just where there is now a bulging rock that reminds him of his pregnant belly.
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Kaohsiung to Penghu (December 2020)
- nature, Taiwan