Dongji (東吉), Xiji (西吉), Dongyuping (東嶼坪) and Xiyuping (西嶼坪) make up four islets of Penghu. In recent years, due to the rectification of the Marine National Park Headquarters (MNPH) as well as local hotel owners’ efforts, Penghu has become a prime location for tourists.
A few years ago, the port of Tainan opened a one hour route to Dongji; now, an hour away people can experience the sunshine, beach and nature of Penghu. According to MNPH’s statistics, in June of 2019, 10,722 people entered the island; in June of 2020, 8,792 people entered the island and July is predicted to have a record-breaking number of people.
Currently in Tainan, the Dongji Blessing (東吉福氣號) passenger ship, with a maximum capacity of 147 people, has a round trip every Wednesday, a trip from Tainan to Dongji every Saturday and from Dongji back to Tainan on Sundays.
During the route, the ship goes by famous destinations such as Xiji “Blue Cave” (西吉藍洞) and Tie Zuan Islet (鐵砧嶼).