Ma-tsu Islands?

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Ma-tsu Islands?

Postby gnaij » 17 Dec 2011, 17:14

I visited Kinmen (Jinmen) a few months ago, but have never visited Mazu. For those of you who have been to both, how do these two places compare? What would be a good amount of time to spend in Mazu?

I would likely travel with my (non-Taiwanese) family, so use of scooters is not an option. We would need to get around by rental car or taxi.
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Re: Ma-tsu Islands?

Postby golf » 18 Dec 2011, 04:03

Why not go to Penghu? There's much more to see there and definitely you can rent a car there.
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Re: Ma-tsu Islands?

Postby gnaij » 18 Dec 2011, 04:58

golf wrote:Why not go to Penghu? There's much more to see there and definitely you can rent a car there.


I've already been to Penghu....twice.
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Re: Ma-tsu Islands?

Postby golf » 18 Dec 2011, 07:32

gnaij wrote:
golf wrote:Why not go to Penghu? There's much more to see there and definitely you can rent a car there.


I've already been to Penghu....twice.

Qimei (七美) Wang'an (望安) are all nice iles to go among Penghu Islands. I recommend Qimei more. Because there is the world's biggest double-layer stone fish catcher (雙心石滬) over there. But frankly speaking, it is too cold to go to any islands in the winter. Not considering Taroko in Hualian? You've been there 5 times? :lol:
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Re: Ma-tsu Islands?

Postby Pingdong » 21 Dec 2011, 00:04

winter is a great time to go to islands here because there are almost no tourists due to winds/cool temps. wear a jacket and jeans, you're good to go.

Never been to Mazu, but I am wanting to. Very interested to hear more about people that have been there. Its the only major island off Taiwan we have not been to yet, but my wife is one of those "its winter cant go anywhere cool" type taiwanese lol.
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Re: Ma-tsu Islands?

Postby StuartCa » 21 Dec 2011, 00:34

I went there many years ago and whilst I had a good time it is very dull. we (2 foreigners) rented scooters and hooned around for a couple of days just eating and drinking. the only things to see are the Tunnel 88 liquor tasting rooms and some military outposts. I would go with mates not family.

for a family trip I'd either go back to Kinmen (Jinmen) or go to green island and orchid island
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Re: Ma-tsu Islands?

Postby spock » 16 Jun 2012, 02:25

hey guys do you think it is a good idea to visit Mazu islands as a Day trip ? I was thinking about taking return ferry from Keelung (Jilong) (NT 630) is it worth it to spend 10 hours on a boat ?
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Re: Ma-tsu Islands?

Postby maunaloa » 16 Jun 2012, 02:41

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Re: Mazu Islands?

Postby cranky laowai » 16 Jun 2012, 09:48

spock wrote:do you think it is a good idea to visit Mazu islands

Absolutely.
as a Day trip?

Not so much. Spend the night in Qinbi or some other quiet place. If you rush around Mazu, you'd be going against the grain of the place.
is it worth it to spend 10 hours on a boat ?

Not unless you really like boats. And even if you do the weather might make the trip less than pleasant. But NT$630 is surprisingly cheap.
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Re: Ma-tsu Islands?

Postby Pingdong » 16 Jun 2012, 14:11

boats + Taiwan = worth sleeping on the street to make up for extra airfare costs.
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