Snorkeling and Trawling in Southern Penghu
Penghu Living Museum-> Residence of Scholar Cai Ting-Nan-> Sougang South and North Cairns-> Shanshuei Beach and Snorkeling Activity-> Ching-an Canoe and Drying Ground for fishes -> Trawling at Shihli Beach-> Fongguei Cave-> Snakehead/Shetou Hill Recreational Area (Watch the Sunset)-> Return
Experience the history and cultural heritage of Penghu at the Penghu Living Museum; The starting point of the south perimeter route, Xingren Li is where the first Penghu scholar, Cai Ting-Nan, built his residence. The place completed its renovation in December, 2013, and is now open to the public. Keep walking south and you will find a huge landmark of Sougang Li-- Sougang South and North Cairns which is also the largest cairn to be found on the island and is set up to protect the village. Another sight not to be missed on this route is the clean white Shanshuei Beach, which is one of the most beautiful beaches in Penghu. Tourists wear wetsuits, goggles, gloves, snorkels, and rubber shoes to go in the little gulf between Shanshuei and Sougang to swim with colorful fishes and see natural wonders. The beauty of Penghu’s underwater is simply a ‘thumbs-up’ experience for all! The sun has made the dried fish at Ching-an Drying Ground more condensed with delicious taste. Hear the steady shouts of the fishermen and tourists at Shihli Beach, pulling the huge present from the sea to the shore. Stand at Fongguei Cave to see the offshore islands of Tong-Pan and Hu-Jing Islets. The blue sky and soft sea breeze will sweep the hot summer away.
During summertime, there is the chance to see amazing sights of water between the gaps of basalts streaming upward. If you enjoy watching sunsets, Snakehead Hill is the perfect location to see the beautiful nightfall of Magong city.
[Trawling] is Penghu’s traditional fishing method. The fishermen would drive their boats to the sea and spread the fishing net to catch fishes. When the fishes have entered the net for a while, women and men standing on both ends of the shore would pull the net together like in tug of war, which is why it is called “trawling”. The fishes that are caught will be equally distributed amongst all those who have participated in this process. Tourists of all age groups and genders not only play at the beach but will also join this trawling activity. Through continuous effort in pulling the net, the fishes that are caught turn into delicious dishes for the day.
● Food Recommendations: Rice Dumplings/Rice Cake/Dried Fish/Handmade Noodles.
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