Erkan Communtiy

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  • Phone:+886 6 998 2776
  • Address:Erkan, Xiyu Township, Penghu County 881, Taiwan View on Map
The development of the Erkan community has been quite successful. After the population shifted and left Erkan, the tourists outnumber the residents nowadays. Visitors are greeted with the sight of lively and leisurely decorations when they visit Erkan. They can also eat dinstinctive local foods and drinks, such as the peanut rice cake and pumpkin rice cake here. Both are foods that were used as sacrifices to the gods for centuries, and are both thick and sweet. Erkan's founder was Chen Tingyi, who was fleeing from Shaolin monks. Since there was little contact with the outside world, Erkan developed into a single family name settlement. The entire community is surnamed Chen. There's a strong vibe of story-telling in the community. With the Restoration Society in Erkan now, 26 Minnan-style buildings have been preserved, and they are decorated by the community elders, who possess a keen sense of art. You can also see some people drying traditional fragrances, which are chrysanthemum, mugwort, and hibiscus. They are then handmade into sweet-smelling incense afterwards. There's also public bathrooms located in the village alleys. Above the doorway, the name of whoever was responsible for cleaning and maintenance is written. It's all rather interesting. In Erkan there are many small details and surprises for you to discover, so long as you pay attention carefully. 

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1.(高雄)國道1號(中山高)→中正交流道下→經中正路(往高雄)→右轉至中華路→至七賢路左轉→達漁人碼頭→右轉至捷興一街→直行即可達新濱碼頭→
 轉搭台華輪(至澎湖)→達澎湖轉搭計程車即可達。
2.(嘉義)國道1號(中山高)→水上交流道下→接168縣道(往朴子)→接161縣道→(沿指標)達布袋港→轉搭布袋港航運(至澎湖)→達澎湖轉搭計程車即可達。
 
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1.搭乘台鐵至高雄火車站下車→轉搭248路公車(建軍站-鼓山輪渡站)→至新濱碼頭站下車→轉搭台華輪(至澎湖)→達澎湖轉搭計程車即可達。
2.搭乘台鐵至嘉義火車站下車→轉搭嘉義客運(往布袋港)→至布袋港站下車→轉搭布袋港航運(至澎湖)→達澎湖轉搭計程車即可。