Dictionary of Geotourism

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Penghu Islands Landscape

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_1856
This is a general term for the landscape of 64 islands in the southeastern Taiwan Strait. The Penghu waterway is located approximately 48 km from the west coast of Taiwan. Its northernmost island is Mudouyu, the southernmost island is Qimeiyu, the westernmost island is Huayu, and the easternmost island is Chamouyu. The islands cover a total area of 127 km 2. They are all volcanic islands composed of basalt surrounded by coral reefs. The topography is generally flat with elevations of 30–40 m. The highest point (79 m) is on Maoyu (Cat Islet), and Penghu Island, Yuweng (Fisherman) Island and Baisha (White Sand) Island are the three largest islands. There is a causeway between Penghu and Baisha Islands that can be walked across at low tide (Fig. 15).
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