The main islands of the Matsu archipeligo are , in oreder of size, Nangan, Beigan, Dongyin and Jyuguang.
Anyone who has experienced the hospitality and friendship of the Taiwanese, will understand what beautiful people they really are. Now take that to another level and you are surrounded by the local hospitality of Matsu. It can never be described, it must be experienced.
For those who have never experienced the beauty and culture of "Matsu" it is truly a diamond in the rough. The culture is traditional and unspoiled by many of today's creature habits and "must have's" to survive. Real traditional food is one of those.
Crime is something you hear about somewhere else; why would you take keys out of a vehicle?, someone might have to move it. Children are still taken care of by whoever happens to be closest when it is needed. Sharing is stil considered to be a normal part part of daily life. The landscape is still very much as it was several generations ago. The houses still display the traditional craftsmanship of the days of old, and the local people wish to keep it that way.
While tourism is an integral part of Matsu life and appreciated, it should also be understood, that the attraction and charm of the islands is the apparent suspension of time. Nowhere will you see such beauty of traditional architecture blended with a daily lifestyle in todays society.