Twin Heart Stone Weir

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Twin Heart Stone Weir, also known as Double Heart Stone Weir, is located in Qimei, Penghu. It’s an ancient fishing method that has been passed down over 700 years. By constructing corals and stones into walls trapping fish in the water, it’s a natural and no equipments required fishing method. The stones line up in the water shaping like a heart on top of another. The unique shape and scenery has become as popular attraction. The Twin Heart Stone Weir is the most well preserved weir in Penghu.

Stone weir is a historical artifact mainly among the islands of Penghu. It’s a traditional fish trap which traces back all the way the Stone Age. The stone wiers in Penghu may be the most numbered and the most crowded recorded globally, up to more than 580. It’s the greatest feature of coral reef fishing culture.

Stone weir is a ancient fishing method by stacking stone wall at the intertidal zone. As the tide rise, bringing fish to the area, the walls traps the fish when the tides lower. Constructing the stone weir in this area of the shore is a massive effort. It takes the whole village working on one over years, even decade to complete.

Penghu Stone Weir Festival

Penghu Stone Weir Festival is a popular event in Penghu. It’s organized for tourism purpose. For visitors to experience how the stone weir works as well as many activities to participate. During the festival, artistic performances and delicious gourmet cuisine is offered.

Penghu is rich in ocean resources as well as natural scenery. The popular attractions include Tianhou Temple, Seven Beauties Tomb, Trans-Oceanic Bridge, Jibei Island, Xiyu Island, Whale Cave, and Wangan. It is a great place to enjoy whale watching and beach side activities.
 
Leon Tsai

Directions:

Take transportation boat from Makong, Wanang to Chimei.
Please check transportation on the official site: http://www.phpto.gov.tw/en/index.jsp

Near Attractions

Qimei Little Taiwan

Qimei Little Taiwan

Seven Beauties Tomb

Seven Beauties Tomb