Peng Hu islands, also knows as Pescadores are an archipelago on the western coast of Taiwan consisting some 90 small islands but the number of islands also depends on the tide situation. Among its natural landscape, superb seafood and water activities, the place is also known for its pristine beaches and tiny fishing villages as it was the main source of income for the island before tourism flourished. There are many old villages in Penghu that are still very well kept and temples in traditional architecture are seen everywhere on the island.
I booked the trip many months in advance as it was all packed up with students over the summer vacation without knowing anything about the place. The island is known for its homestays which has become a popular way of travel in Taiwan over the past few years. I knew one day was not enough so I chose the mid-autumn long weekend for a quick domestic getaway.