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The Penghu Ocean Fireworks Festival is one of the biggest annual tourist attractions in Taiwan during the summer. The main stage is the artistic steel-arch Xiying Rainbow Bridge near the Guanyin Pavilion, and the reflections of the bridge and fireworks across the open ocean water make for an incredible and romantic sight. Some of the fireworks are launched from the sea at the bay area, while others take place in different towns, including Huxi, Xiyu, Wang’an, Baisha, and Qimei. Every year the festival goes bigger, with about 23 firework events altogether. The Penghu Ocean Fireworks Festival also features religious processions with palanquins and statues of gods.
The Penghu Ocean Fireworks Festival has become one of the premier events of the summer season and a beautiful and magnificent show for visitors and locals alike. The purpose of this festival is simply for sharing the enjoyment of fireworks and welcoming in Summer. The show takes place twice a week on Mondays and Tuesdays.
One of the best ways to enjoy the festival is to rent a boat from the main island of Magong. There are also four tour routes available to get the best of the fireworks - Magong, Huxi, Nanhuan, and Beihuan.