Updated on: August 26, 2017
Dongyin Island 東引島 is the larger island of two most hilly picturesque islands of the Matsu archipelago, the other being Xiyin island one embankment away. Both Dongyin and Xiyin island is characterized by gorgeous granite cliffs reaching deep down under the sea which is a truly amazing sight to behold.
As Dongyin has most of the valuable historical sites like the Dongyong lighthouse, Andong tunnel and many others, tourist amenities have sprung up all over the island to facilitate and encourage the tourism industry in Matsu. Though the islands are still heavily militarized, the soldiers are actually very friendly people and are the guardian angels of the Matsu archipelago.
For a uniquely Taiwan experience, do not give Matsu archipelago a miss.