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In order to enjoy a wonderful holiday, please plan your journeys ahead of time to avoid the tourist rush during peak season. Every April to October is the peak season for Penghu tourism, during which time, plane tickets, accommodation and boats to offshore islets will be are to come by; so, it is best that these be arranged two weeks in advance. All major travel agencies in Taiwan provide booking services, but you can also do it yourself.
Due to the increased intensity of Northeast monsoons, the tourist rush slows down in October, making it a great time to take in-depth tours around Penghu. It is also a good opportunity to take advantage of the various package deals offered by airline companies, travel agencies and hotels.
Travel in summer and winter notice
In Penghu you will find the weather extremely hot and dry during the summer, so don't forget to protect yourself against the sun. Sun-blocks, straw hats, sun-glasses, and UV umbrellas are all essential. In addition, we suggest that you wear breathable shirts with long sleeves and masks to prevent heat stroke and sunburn. In the winter, it gets especially windy; please beware and do not stand too close to the cliffs during your tour.
Despite the fact that there is not much traffic in Penghu, please do abide by the traffic regulations
You will enjoy a smooth drive in Penghu, because there isn't much traffic or pedestrians. When you travel around the island in a rented car, please take care and drive slowly, as you are not familiar with the local traffic and road conditions. Also, please abide by the traffic regulations and the traffic police in Penghu, please do not exceed the speed limit or park randomly.
Safety is the first priority for any water activities with or without a coach
When engaged in water activities, please note that safety comes first. Check if your physical conditions qualify for these activities. Ask if relevant lifeguards and coaches are qualified. Do not go snorkeling alone; it is best to be accompanied by an expert or a coach. Meanwhile, lifejackets must be worn as appropriate in case of accidents or danger. Please take special caution in safety, and pay attention to whether the water recreational facilities are legally own and permitted in those waters.
The ecological environment of the intertidal zone is very beautiful, but please take preventive measures against tides and slipping
The difference between rising and falling tides in waters around Penghu islands is quite extreme. Please cooperate with local guides for routes regarding intertidal zone activities. Wear slip-resistant rubber shoes and gloves, and watch out for venomous creatures.
Natural ecology belongs to everyone; please be a good citizen and maintain the environment as it is
When visiting unmanned islands, please watch the beautiful scenery but leave no litter behind, it is our responsibility to maintain its original beauty, and not destroy the natural ecological landscape.
Prior to the journey, please familiarize yourself with relevant regulations concerning the conservation and protection of local ecology
To preserve coastal marine resources in Penghu, the law prohibits picking coral reefs within 12 nautical miles from the coasts of Penghu Islands. Unauthorized public display, sell, import or export, from and to Penghu County, of coral reefs is not allowed. Any violation, will be sentenced to a minimum of three years imprisonment, detention and/or a fine of maximum NTD150,000 pursuant to Article 60 of Fisheries Act.
For your own benefits as consumers, please refrain from purchasing unexplainable commodities
To ensure your consumer rights, please do not place any order with the tour bus staff, in case of purchasing unguaranteed products.
Hygiene and freshness is vital when trying a variety of gourmet
When shopping for fresh seafood, pay attention to the expiry dates; when dining at seafood restaurants, check to see if the hygiene and the seafood preserving methods meet the regulation standards to prevent getting sick.
Taking photo with travel's memory
Don't forget to bring a camera, and some extra rolls of film and batteries. The historic sites and the picturesque beauty of nature in Penghu will tempt you into using the camera again and again to capture the wonderful memories with your camera.