The Matsu region has highly distinctive natural and cultural resources; its towering peaks, vast sandy beaches, stunning islets and reefs, ever-changing bays, six forests, farmland, wild flora and fauna, and Eastern Min style villages seen nowhere else in Taiwan, cover a vast spectrum of scenery. Because the islands were under military rule for decades, the name “Matsu” has an air of mystery for many people; it is precisely because access to the islands was limited for so long that its geological formations, temples, architecture, and other natural and cultural resources have been completely preserved. Besides hiking, birdwatching, fishing, shellfish gathering and other activities, Matsu offers unmissable traditional villages, Eastern Fujian culture experiences, and military fortifications, as well as a few beaches (such as Banli and Zhuluo) that are perfect for ocean sports;and those with legs strong enough for Matsu's hilly terrain can enjoy cycling. So what are you waiting for- start planning your battlefield vacation now!
See the Themed Itineraries section of this website for more details on distinctive travel plans.