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Xiaomen Islet

13877 Update Date:2019-05-16
Xiaomen Islet is located in the north of Hsiyu, away from a 20-meter wide water passageway, and connected to a bridge. On the contrary to its small size of only 0.5-square kilometre, Xiaomen Islet features every characteristic of the Pescadores. It is also known as the outdoor geological classroom.
 
Xiaomen Islet is a lava plateau with a slope descending from north to south. Its southern end is a crowd of villages, and basaltic cliffs are made up of the other three shores. Here, it is easy to observe the ball-shaped porous basalts, the unique iron quartz sandstone, iron clay layers, fossil-doped shell limestone, and water-eroded bad terrains.  
 
The famous “Whale Cave” got its name from its physical resemblance of a whale appearing from water. The Whale Cave was originally a basaltic cliff. After years of erosion, it has now become a sea-eroded arch. Nevertheless, beehive-type vegetation fields can also be found in Xiaomen Islet. Surely, don’t miss the “Xiaomen Geological Museum” of its geological secrets and history.
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23°39'4.10400"N 119°31'15.31200"E
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Status
Open
Historic site category
非古蹟
Opening hours
Wednesday Open 24 Hours
  • Sunday Open 24 Hours
  • Monday Open 24 Hours
  • Tuesday Open 24 Hours
  • Wednesday Open 24 Hours
  • Thursday Open 24 Hours
  • Friday Open 24 Hours
  • Saturday Open 24 Hours
Telephone No.
(886)6-9216521
Address
Penghu CountyShiyu TownshipXiaomen Village , Siyu Township , Penghu County
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