By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Penghu County Government reiterated on Tuesday that entering the ‘Blue Cave’ on Xiji Islet in the South Penghu Marine National Park is subject to heavy fines after word spread that yachts have sailed close to the cave entrance for tourists to engage in snorkeling activities.
Xiji is a small, uninhabited island in a remote part of the archipelago chain of Penghu County in the Taiwan Strait.
The Blue Cave, located in the Penghu South Sea Basalt Nature Reserve, is fast becoming a tourist draw after photographs taken around the Blue Cave went viral on the Internet.
The county government said news has spread that some tourists visiting the Blue Cave were trapped in an area with rapid currents and later safely rescued last year. [FULL STORY]