Taiwan’s Matsu offers free guided walking tours of Dongju Island

Guided walking tours will enable visitors to explore serenity of island

Fuzheng Village on Matsu's Dongju Island (MNSAA photo)

Fuzheng Village on Matsu's Dongju Island (MNSAA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Matsu National Scenic Area Administration (MNSAA) is offering tourists free guided walking tours to enable them to explore the beauty and serenity of Dongju Island, which is a part of Taiwan's Matsu Archipelago in the East China Sea, according to a report published its website June 4.

The MNSAA has put forward two guided walking tour routes — "walking over the mountain" and "strolling around Fuzheng Village." The former takes visitors to Dongyang Mountain to explore the geography and ecology, while the latter takes visitors to see Fuzheng Village, with its old stone houses in the traditional Eastern Fujian style, which were built on the hillside facing the sea, as well as other cultural curiosities.

From June 26 to Oct. 10, guided tours start at 4 p.m. in the lobby of Juguang Visitor Center (莒光遊客中心). There is a 40-person limit for each tour.

Advance online as well as on-site registration for the free guided tours are now available.

The "walking over the mountain" guided tours are scheduled for June 26, July 4, July 18, Aug. 1, Aug. 15, Aug. 29, Sept. 12, Sept. 26, and Oct. 9. The "strolling around Fuzheng Village" tours are set to take place June 27, July 11, July 25, Aug. 8, Aug. 22, Sept. 5, Sept. 19, Oct. 3, and Oct. 10.

For online registration, please click here for the walking over the mountain" tour and here for the "strolling around Fuzheng Village" tour.

(MNSAA photo)