Central Street was the first street to develop in Magong City, as well as all the Penghu islands. It is as old as Magong itself, boasting a history of over 400 years. Once the center of life in Penghu, the thoroughfare is now a popular tourist attraction.
To facilitate water collection as the street developed, residents collectively dug together Penghu’s oldest well, the “Four-eyes Well.” The “four-hole well,” as Magong residents call it, was the area’s main water source before tap water came to Magong and has been designated and preserved as a Penghu County historical site. The well’s bottom layer is a basalt wall, the upper layer is a coral stone wall, and the top is a red brick wall. Four round holes for drawing water gave this ancient well its name. To prevent residents from falling in, a granite platform was laid on top and drilled with four round holes. Each hole has an inner diameter of about 35 cm and is surrounded by a low, circular basalt guardrail. The arrangement elevates the well 30 cm above the surrounding roads. Qianyitang, a traditional Chinese medicine shop, is another county-designated historical site. A family business now in its fourth generation, the shop was the first in Penghu to hire a doctor of Chinese medicine. It is a Central Street landmarks that has witnessed both the Japanese colonial and Republican periods. But what Qianyi Tang is best known for are its medicinal eggs. Tourists visiting Central Street are drawn here by the fragrant aroma of a simmering pot of these tonifying treats!