The view from Wangan Island in the Penghu Islands, Taiwan. Wangan Island in the Penghu Archipelago is only accessible by boat. It is the fourth largest island in the Penghu Archipelago, and it is always a highlight for visitors that travel to Penghu. It is also home to one of the best traditional fishing villages in Taiwan, as well as being home to the green sea turtle, an endangered species of turtles that come here to lay their eggs during nesting season. The best way to see the island is by scooter or on foot.
The west side of the island is home to Zhongshe Historic Village, which dates back to between 200 and 300 years ago. Most of the homes in the village have been abandoned, which is likely why the village has retained its original dynastic layout.
You can find the Wangan Green Sea Turtle Conservation Center just north of the ferry pier. The beaches of Wangan provide the only nesting sites in Penghu where greens sea turtles come to lay their eggs each year. The turtles usually mate in March and April, and then crawl onto the southwestern beaches on Wangan in May and June to lay their eggs.