Updated on: June 30, 2018
At the southern tip of Penghu county exist a nature spectacular, the Fongguei Cave 風櫃洞. Huge Basaltic columns formed from volcanic eruptions over million of years weathered through strong waves and gradually deteriorated bit by bit forming the Fongguei sea cave it is today.
Fongguei cave is a well known place for enjoying the natural sound of the sea. Whenever the strong waves crashes upon Fongguei cave, thunderous loud clappings can be heard from miles away and should the direction coincide with strong gushes of wind when high tide rises, water jets will shoot out from the air vents atop Fongguei cave like a magnificent fountain. On the contrary, when the waves recede and water flows with gravity back into the air vents bringing air along with it, soothing whistles can be heard. This particular whistling sound is what gave this sea cave its unique name Fongguei which is also name of a Chinese woodwind musical instrument. It is a lovely sight to behold with the basalt Fongguei cave against the crystal clear blue water which is even more gorgeous come sunrise or sunset.
While at Fongguei cave area, do not forget to satiate your tummies with the local offerings by the attraction.
Also note that while this is a tourist attraction, safety is placed in the hands of cautious visitors and no lifeguards are stationed at Fongguei cave so precautions must be taken to not attempt ridiculous stunts while camwhoring.