Magong City is a storied waterfront city on the Penghu archipelago, home to one of Taiwan’s oldest temples and offers direct ferries to enthralling islands nearby. The historic city is blessed with a wealth of cultural sites and museums, along with locally-run restaurants, sports stadiums and verdant parklands.
Things to do in Magong City
Discover rich local history and culture at the centuries-old Mazu Temple, considered one of the oldest in Taiwan. It’s dedicated to the Chinese sea goddess, Mazu, and is filled with Chaozhou-style wood carvings. Don’t miss the idol of Mazu, said to be over 700 years old and carved out of a single piece of wood.
You can learn more about Magong City at the various museums around town, including the Chang Yu-sheng Memorial Museum, which showcases personal belongings and memorabilia of the singer Chang Yu-sheng in the artist’s former home. Afterwards, check out the Penghu Living Museum to learn more about the Penghu customs through folk attire, trivia and movies.
Explore the centre of Magong City to discover a range of traditional dining experiences, from Chinese restaurants to street-food stalls. Wander around the city’s bustling harbour to find fresh seafood being served at waterfront restaurants. Just back from the harbour is the Chung Cheng Park Stadium, which boasts recreational facilities, and the Penghu County Stadium, where you can watch basketball games.
Looking for a day trip to one of the nearby islands? Catch a ferry across to Wang'an, where you can trek to the top of Tiantai Mountain for mesmerising South China Sea vistas. You can also explore iconic monuments, visit popular fishing harbours and dine at waterfront seafood restaurants.
Getting around Magong City
Magong City is about eight kilometres from Magong Airport, which has flights from numerous Taiwan destinations. Magong City is serviced by public buses and regular ferries, while parts of the city can be explored on foot.