TAIPEI (The China Post) — Little Liu Qiu (琉球) is an island off the southwest coast of the Taiwan mainland. With its beautiful coral reefs and unique intertidal ecosystem, this island paradise is surely the perfect tourist destination, whether you fancy water activities like snorkeling or a relaxed stroll along the coast.
On the way there or back, be sure to stop by “Qijin,” Kaohsiung, for the freshest seafood. Grab a bike and take some time to enjoy the charm of laid-back summer in Southern Taiwan.
An underwater excursion between the reefs
Once you arrive by ferry at the Baishawei Fishing Harbor in Xiao Liu Qiu, visit one of the scooter rentals and start exploring! With a scooter, you can easily go around the island and capture all its unique sceneries with your own eyes, including Huapingyan (Vase Rock), Duziping intertidal zone, and the island’s mystery snorkeling spots.
If you are lucky, you might get a close encounter with sea turtles! But watch out, you could face a fine for touching them! When the sun sets, enjoy a breezy summer twilight on the island.
Local food and harbor experience at Qijin
Wrap up your day in Qijin District, Kaohsiung, where you will find Kaohsiung Lighthouse, a much-loved spot for photos.
With a bike, go around the district and stop by the Qijin seafood market, and you are in for a treat! After dinner, watch the sun gradually sets behind Qujin Beach, the perfect grand finale for your trip.